Want to know more about what our buildings have to offer? You've come to the right place! Our first-year students are housed in four different residence halls: McDonnell, Smith, Swartz and Vedder Halls. A typical double occupancy room is approximately 160 square feet (or higher).
Learn more about each hall by clicking the links below.
McDonnell Hall offers mixed class housing by floors including Foundation Seminars and Residential Colleges for first-year students. McDonnell Hall was named to honor the generous support of James S. McDonnell.
Completed in 1986, the Smith Hall residential unit houses approximately 220 students in a three-story building that contains a wide array of common facilities, including seminar and study rooms, computer facilities, TV lounges, and common kitchen and laundry facilities. Smith Hall was named to honor significant contributions by Robert E. '39 and Margaret A. '40 Smith.
On October 15, 1955, the James S. Swartz Residence Hall was dedicated. The building was named for James S. Swartz, Trustee from 1884 to 1931 and Chairman of the Board from 1917 to 1931. Swartz Residence Hall houses both upperclass and first-year students. It's also home to Uptown, a nightclub specifically for Bucknell students.
Vedder Hall, completed in 1965, is named in honor of Lee N. and Grace Q. Vedder, in recognition of the transfer to the University of the assets of the foundation which they endowed. It is home to over 350 residents, most of whom live in double rooms.