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Howell 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.

Howell Hall is part of the first-year quad area and is located on 14th Street near the University Center and Old Main. Approximately 100 first-year students reside in Howell Hall.

Housing is co-ed by floor; each wing features a single-sex community bathroom. The building also features lounge spaces and laundry facilities.

Room Details

  • Approximate room dimensions are 11'9" x 11'8"
  • Windows measure 4'3" x 3'2"
  • Floors are not carpeted, but rooms do come with overhead lighting (bringing personal lamps is suggested)
  • Building is not air-conditioned
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, one dresser, and two armoires
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
  • Furniture and room layout may vary

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About Edwin Howell


Edwin A. Howell was born on May 11, 1871 in New Market, New Jersey. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College first in his class with a degree in civil engineering in 1890. After graduation, Howell began his engineering career and later became a lawyer.

When Col. Frank Hyatt retired, Howell became acting president from June 1952 to August 1953. It was the first time in approximately a century a member of the Hyatt family did not serve as president.

After Howell resigned the presidency, he was elected president of the Board of Trustees in March 1954, a position he held until his death in November of that year. Howell is credited with establishing a trust fund at PMC to aid students from Delaware County.