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Mahan Hall

Archer Hall

Mahan Hall

Built in 1906, Mahan Hall is home to about 115 male students. While some upperclassmen live in Mahan, most of the residents are freshmen.  Residents particularly enjoy Mahan’s single rooms and three person rooms. They also love the newly renovated outdoor basketball court.    

Hall Amenities

  • Lobby with Community Microwave and Television
  • Basketball Court
  • Vending Machines
  • Bike Rack
  • Community Style Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning

Room Amenities

  • Capacity:

Varies by room; 1, 2, and 3 person rooms as space allows

  • Dimensions:

Varies by room

  • Floors:


  • Windows:

All windows have horizontal blinds; number of windows varies by room

  • Closet:

Open built-in hanging with shelf

  • Furniture:

Each room has 1-3 beds, desks, chairs, and chests, based on capacity

  • Mattress size:

Varies by room

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.

Randy Crider

Archer Hall Director

Randy Crider, from Burlington, KY, has served as director of Mahan Hall for four years. Before he became director, he worked in Robinson-Cook as a resident assistant for two and a half years, in Kleist as a senior resident assistant for a semester, and as a student life assistant in Mahan for a year.

Randy is a proud graduate of University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor of Science in Religion. He is currently working on a second degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education. His wife Angela, a 2010 UC graduate, teaches at Williamsburg Independent School.

Randy still enjoys participating in the intramural program with residents.  House Council events have also been a highlight for him, from the cook-outs in Robinson-Cook to the video game nights in Kleist and the 3-on-3 basketball tournaments in Mahan.

To students coming to live in Mahan, Randy says, “Mahan may be one of the oldest buildings on campus, but for my resident assistant staff and me, we see Mahan as a building with a lot of character and wisdom.”