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Willets Hall Re-Opens on the Douglass Campus

Willets Hall Re-Opens on the Douglass Campus

With the completion of the Willets Hall renovations, Douglass has added a residence hall to the Jameson Courtyard! 

As a mainstay on the Douglass campus, Willets Hall was built in Douglass' earliest days and began as an infirmary for Douglass students. While used in recent years for administrative purposes, the building has been transformed into a brand-new residence hall exclusively available for Douglass students. 

On the first floor, Willets now offers a variety of spaces to enhance Douglass residential life. For art majors and other students looking to express themselves creatively, there is an art room where students can work on school projects or collaborate on artistic endeavors. There is also a multipurpose room where students will have the space to practice yoga, hold meditation sessions, or perform other types of exercise. In the spaces and lounges on the first floor, students can also organize social gatherings, student organization meetings, and study groups. The first floor was designed with an open architecture floor plan to create spaces that are conducive to teamwork and community. 

On the above two floors, Douglass students have the benefit of living in newly renovated dorm rooms. The Global Village program will now reside in the building, with both double and single-style rooms. The Global Village will also benefit from an exclusive floor lounge and a Global Village staff office! Women in the Sophia House (a community composed of women who are age 23+) will also reside in the building. Each Sophia woman will have a private single-style room.  

Douglass is pleased to announce that the first students of Willets Hall moved in during late August, and they are already making Willets their new home. Check out the pictures below to see the renovations!