Campus Housing

Our residence halls offer students close-knit, welcoming spaces to study, hang out, explore, or even to just relax. Each hall features a common kitchen, coin-free laundry facilities, as well as a lounge with cable TV and DVD/VCR, study spaces, wi-fi, and a computer lab.

Each student room is furnished with a twin bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair for each student. All residence halls are open to all students based on availability. Students of all class years  have the option of selecting the room type (double, single, or double as a single) that best suits their needs. Singles and Doubles as Singles are on a first come basis as space permits. 

Click on the residence hall name to view a PDF of the building floor plan.

McElwain Hall / Davison Hall - This building was completed in 1956, replacing "Old Main", a previous residence hall. Originally named new Main Hall, the two "halves" of the residence were renamed in 1965 in memory of two of the college's most distinguished alumnae. McElwain was named in memory of Mary Belle McElwain, Class of 1895, who served as a Wilson College faculty member, trustee, Acting Dean, and Acting President. Davison Hall was named after Charlotte I. Davison, Class of 1897, who served as a mathematics professor at Wilson from 1903-1946.

Referred to by students as "Mac/Dav", this residence hall sits atop Lenfest Commons, the student union. Mac/Dav offers singles, open doubles, and quads (4-person rooms) laid out as two floors of two wings each joined by a central lounge. There is a community bathroom and a ADA bathroom on each wing. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Mac/Dav underwent renovations updating infrastructure systems, installing full kitchens on both floors, addition of air conditioning throughout, and updating bathrooms to full ADA accessibility. Mac/Dav also offers elevator access and close proximity to other campus resources and is our first fully ADA accessible residence hall. Typical room size, including closets, is: Open Double - 13' x 17' ; Single - 7'7" x 17'4".


Contact Information

Sherri Ihle Sadowski
Director of Residence Life
717-262-2006, ext. 3125

Primary RA on Duty

Secondary RA on Duty

Campus Safety
or ext. 2794/3375