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Exterior view of Patton Hall & Bear House

Patton Hall & Bear House

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Patton Hall & Bear House resident room floor plan


Patton Hall and Bear House opened in August 2010. Patton Hall is named in honor of longtime trustee Carolyn Patton and Bear House was the site of a bear house that was located on the Belmont Mansion's original property. The buildings are adjoined by a central lobby and accommodate both male and female students. The main entrance and each floor are card access only. Rooms may be either double or triple occupancy. There are visitation hours for guests of the opposite sex who must check in at the front desk.


The Patton Hall and Bear House residents are supported by eleven Resident Assistants (RAs). There is one RA per wing with the exception of the sixth floor, which has one RA for the entire floor. Each RA has gone through extensive training in order to be a resource to our residents. RAs create social and educational opportunities within the complex through programming and community-building efforts. The RAs are supervised by one full-time, live-in professional staff member, known as the Residence Director (RD). The RD is trained in crisis management, acts as a resource to the residents of the complex, and oversees the administrative aspects of the building such as maintenance and discipline. The RD maintains regular hours in the office located off the Main Lobby. The RD also lives in an apartment located on the ground floor.

Complex Floor Plan


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