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Harris Hall

Student Residence Policy

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All Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors Live on Campus Unless They Qualify for Commuter Status

Living on campus provides students with unmatched access to resources and activities leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! See the FAQs page for more information about the housing policy.

Harris Hall is our newest residence hall and is located on the corner of East 15th Street and Walnut Street. Harris Hall is occupied by approximately 200 upperclassmen.

The residence hall features two major room designs: a more traditional floor plan includes two rooms connected by a large bathroom and an apartment-style living space furnished with full-size appliances, such as a refrigerator, stovetop, oven and microwave.

Light and air are infused into the design of the four-story building, providing a living environment that students can call home.

Room Details

    • Approximate room and window dimensions vary by room, plenty of overhead lighting
    • Air-conditioned building, single-loaded corridors which assist in providing air and light transfer
    • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs and two armoires, no carpet
    • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
    • Dining Options: On-site food options include Einstein Bros. Bagels and Moe’s Southwest Grill
    • Furniture and room layout may vary


For more photos of Harris Hall see our Flickr gallery

Double Rooms

Harris Double Room 1 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Harris Double Room 2 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Living Area & Kitchen

Harris Living Area - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

About James T. Harris III

James T. Harris III

Dr. James T. Harris III left a legacy at Widener grounded in the transformative change he brought to the university in his 13 years as president.

At the building dedication held December 15, 2015, General John H. Tilelli Jr., chair of the Widener Board of Trustees, said Harris Hall will serve as a reminder of Harris’ lasting contributions to the university and the city of Chester.

In addition, Nicole Gilette ’16, president of the Student Government Association, explained the sentiment of students in their request to name the residence hall in honor of Harris, calling him a “president of and for the students."