Roberts Hall

Exterior of Roberts Hall

Roberts Hall, Bucknell's oldest residence hall, underwent a $15 million renovation in 2016, which brought back its original splendor while meeting modern comfort standards.

Roberts provides housing for sophomore students. All floors contain co-ed rooms configured as two-, three- and four-person suites. Each suite comes with a private bathroom and shower. Bucknell earned LEED Silver certification for the renovation, which added sustainable design features including energy-efficient windows, low-flow plumbing and room-occupancy sensors. Together with Kress Hall, Trax Hall and the Carnegie Building, Roberts encircles an outdoor study and meeting space with benches and café tables in the shade of a 100-year-old grove of trees.

Residence Details

  • Elevator and ADA access.
  • Three possible suite combinations: two doubles, a double and a single, and two singles.
  • Bedrooms include a non-loftable bed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe for each occupant. The wardrobe is approximately 3 feet by 2 feet by 6.5 feet.
  • Floors are laminate wood.
  • Window screens are not provided by the University.
  • Roberts Hall is a semi-independent living area. Students are expected to clean and maintain their own bedrooms and bathrooms and dispose of their own trash. The facilities team will be available to assist with maintenance issues not related to cleanliness of rooms.

Roberts Hall Amenities

  • Spacious first-floor lounge and study rooms.
  • Porch seating area.
  • Basement recreation room featuring pool tables, a light fitness area and attached video game/media room.
  • Lounge with TV and Roku.
  • Four additional lounges with kitchenettes.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Outdoor study and meeting space with benches and café tables.
  • Laundry facilities in basement.
  • Outdoor bike racks.


Residence hall seating area
An empty two student dorm room
An empty one student dorm room
A finished residence hall bathroom
A dorm space for two students
Pool tables at Roberts Hall
Kitchen inside Roberts Hall residence hall
Exterior of Roberts Hall
A silver LEED plaque