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Kleist Hall

Kleist Hall

Kleist Hall

Kleist Hall, which opened in 2001, is home to nearly 100 male students. It is a popular choice for junior and senior men who enjoy the greater privacy of an 8-man, 4-room suite, each with its own lounge and bathroom, as well as the hall’s beautiful chapel.

Hall Amenities

  • Lobby with Community Microwave and Television
  • Chapel
  • Break Room
  • Study Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Vending Machines
  • Bike Rack
  • Suite Style Bathrooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Computer Room

Room Amenities

  • Capacity:

8 students per suite (2 per room)

  • Dimensions:

End rooms are 18’6” x 12’6”; other rooms are 16’10” x 10’

  • Floors:

All rooms are carpeted except allergy suite

  • Windows:

4’6” x 3’6” with wide, vertical blinds

  • Closet:

Two 4’ x 4’ closets

  • Furniture:

Each room has 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 chests, and 2 clothing wardrobes; Each lobby has a sofa, coffee table, 2 end tables, 2 arm chairs, and wooden table with 2 wooden chairs in each lobby

  • Mattress size:

All rooms have long mattresses (84” long)

All residence halls are smoke free.
Each room has a cable television hookup (cable is free of charge), Ethernet and wireless internet connections, and a landline telephone connection. Laundry facilities on campus can be used by resident students free of charge.

Residence halls offer a limited number of rooms for students who are granted accommodations for allergies or other health issues. An application for an accommodation must be made to Dr. Tom Fish, Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Ben Clayton

Archer Hall Director

Ben Clayton, from Princeton, KY, became residence hall director in Kleist Hall in summer 2010.

As an undergraduate, Ben was a resident assistant in Mahan Hall. He graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science in 2010 and obtained a Masters of Arts in Christian Studies in 2011.

In July 2012, Ben married his wife, Brittany. They attend Cornerstone Community Church. Ben also teaches a class on campus called Lifetime Fitness Activities and serves as the leader of the Patriot Adventure Club.

As an undergraduate, Ben was part of the UC swim team. He enjoyed making up random cheers and taunts at football and basketball games as well as random wrestling matches in the residence hall between friends followed by prayer meetings.

Ben wants residents of Kleist to know that "I believe in them and want the very best for them, and because of that I will challenge them to compare themselves to Christ alone, not other people. And if they seek Him they will find true success."