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Turrell 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.

Turrell Hall was built in 1959 and is located in the first-year quad area. The co-ed building accommodates approximately 100 first-year students in double rooms on single-sex floors that each feature one community bathroom.

Turrell Hall features a vending area near the main community lounge on the first floor. Laundry facilities are also located in the building.

Room Details

  • Approximate room dimensions are 11'8" x 11'8" with end rooms measuring 12'3" x 11'9"
  • Windows measure 4'3" x 3'2"
  • This building is not air-conditioned
  • Overhead lighting, no carpet
  • 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 James Turrell


James Elmer Turrell was born in 1884 in Noxen, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1905 with a degree in civil engineering.

Turrell spent much of the rest of his life working in the lumber business. However, he remained an active alumnus of PMC. From 1941 to 1961, Turrell served as a member of the Board of Trustees before resigning for health reasons.

Over a four year period, 1957-1960, he donated over $10,000 to the School of Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania Military College.