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Reynolds Residence Hall


Reynolds Hall is named after Alonzo Carlton Reynolds who served as President of Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School from 1912 - 1920.  He replaced Western Carolina University founder Robert Lee Madison.  One of his first acts as President was to purchase a small cart and two Shetland ponies that hauled supplies between the school and Sylva.  He is noted for expanding the curriculum and improving campus facilities during his tenure as President.

Opened:  1952
Who Lives Here:
  All classifications of students - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
Number of residents:  122
Number of floors:  3
Elevator:  No
Airconditioned:  Yes
Room Types:  Single rooms that adjoin another room via a shared bathroom.
Bathrooms: Located within the suite.
Gender:  Single gender suites with men and women living on the same floor.
Laundry room:  ground floor (basement).
Kitchen: first floor.
Study Lounges:  every floor.
Location on campus:  Uppercampus / "The Hill"
Parking:  Reynolds - Robertson Lot (Lot 52) and Old Water Tower Lot (Lot 51) immediately adjacent to the building.  (Provided for informational purposes only.  On-campus parking requires the purchase of a permit and eligibility to park in various lots is determined by the type of permit for which a student is eligible.  In addition, purchase of a permit does not guarantee parking in any particular parking spot or lot.)
Notable features:  

  • Pool table located in first floor lobby.
  • Large central lobby.
  • Sand volleyball court in front of the building.
  • Porch with chairs to enjoy the mountain views from the top of "the hill."
  • Located up the hill (.2 mile walk) from Brown Hall - home to The Lodge at Brown Hall, 1889 Bistro, Blue Ridge Burger and Starbucks at Brown Hall.

Private rooms in Reynolds Hall adjoin a second private room via the bathroom.  Students in private rooms share a toilet and shower with the student in the adjoining private room.  A sink is located in the room.  Note that these rooms were formerly used as doubles so they still have two sets of furniture in them.

Approximately 13' x 14'
Approximately 182 square feet

Room Amenities
Bathroom sink and mirror in the room
Ethernet Port
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed (2)
XL Twin Mattress (2)
Desk (2)
Desk Chair (2)
Closet with hanging rack

All residence halls at Western Carolina University feature the following amenities:

  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Exterior door access controlled by Cat Card (student ID)
  • Non-smoking building with 50 foot non-smoking perimeter 
  • Resident Assistant staff
  • Professional staff on call 24 hours a day

A view of Reynolds Residence Hall from the quad in front.


Two female students on their phones hanging out in their room in Reynolds Hall.


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