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Sharples 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.

Built in 1965, Sharples Hall houses approximately 100 students in single-sex pods on three co-ed floors. It is located between Moll and Kapelski halls, all three facing Memorial Field.

Each pod in Sharples Hall has its own private bathroom. There are also lounges and laundry facilities in this air-conditioned residence hall.

Room Details

  • Approximate room dimensions are 15'8" x 11'2"
  • Windows measure 6'0" x 4'0"
  • Air-conditioned building 
  • Overhead lighting available, no carpet
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, two dressers, and two armoires
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output


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About Laurence Sharples


Laurence P. Sharples was born in 1891 and grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1912 with a degree in chemical engineering and served in World War I as a Tank Corps officer for the American Expeditionary Forces. After the war, he worked as an engineer at the Sharpies-Milker Corporation.

In 1962, Sharples joined the Board of Trustees at PMC Colleges and became its chairman. Under Sharples leadership, the institution experienced tremendous growth and began admitting women.

Sharpies was a huge supporter of aviation. He won the Doherty Cup air race in Florida, in 1934, and competed in international balloon races. At the age of 71, Sharples completed his first parachuting jump. He died on August 27, 1976 at the age of 85.