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Robertson Residence Hall


Robertson Hall is named after former college board chairman Reuben B. Robertson.  Robertson served as President and Chairman of the Board of Champion Paper & Fiber Company in Canton.  Robertson is credited as the first person in the paper industry to start a "tree farm" program for paper mills - treating trees like any other farm product.  He was named "Man of the South" for the 1950s being cited for his leadership in the field of human relations, forest conservation and exponent of American free enterprise.

Opened:  1931
Who Lives Here:
 All classifications of students - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate.
Number of residents:  82
Number of floors:  3
Elevator:  No
Airconditioned:  No
Room Types:  Double occupancy efficiency style apartments.
Bathroom: Located within the room.
Gender:  Single gender rooms with men and women living on the same floor.
Laundry room:  first floor.
Kitchen: located in the room.
Study Lounge:  None.
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:  

  • Home to students in the Emergency Medical Services program.
  • 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.

Double rooms in Robertson Hall have a bathroom and a kitchenette in the room.  Note that there are two sets of furniture in the room - one set for each resident.

Approximatley 15' x 23'
Approximately 275 square feet

Room Amenities
Full size refrigerator
Ethernet Port (2 per room)
Movable furniture
Window Blinds
Built in Closet

XL Loftable bed (2 per room)
XL Twin Mattress (2 per room)
Desk (2 per room)
Desk Chair (2 per room)
Chest of Drawers (2 per room)

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 Norton Residence Hall.


Two male students in their room in Reynolds Hall.


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