Spooner Hall houses 90 students on four alternating coed floors. The rustic main lounge on the first floor is conducive to quiet study and relaxation. A TV lounge is also located on the first floor. The laundry and rec room are on the ground floor. There are three kitchen areas located in the hall.
Each bedroom comes furnished with two beds, two desks and chairs, two large dressers, and two large closets. You must provide your own linen (mattresses measure 36x 80" requiring extra-long sheets), blankets, pillows, and towels.
Please consult with your roommate prior to making plans for bunks, TV, refrigerator, etc. Pets are not permitted, except aquarium fish.
Unique to Spooner is the veranda, a spacious room with comfortable furniture, stylish woodwork and 11 windows around the south wall providing natural light and great atmosphere. The veranda is utilized for quiet study, socializing, and hall events.
Spooner has alcoves on all four floors providing a comfortable central meeting area for students as well as a study area close to the rooms.
The laundry room contains six washers and six dryers. Please note, campus laundry rooms use water saving and energy saving high efficiency washers. Please follow all directions—including use of HE detergent.
Spooner Hall Facts
Spooner Hall is one of two matching halls, Camden Hall being the other. It was named for Lewis C. Spooner, the local state representative in 1913. It was designed by Clarence Johnston and built in 1913 for $50,000.
Spooner Hall is a four-story building with a raised ground floor, Kasota stone trim, and 1/1 sash. Its hipped roof has wide overhanging eaves with curvilinear rafter tails and gabbed dormers. The south facade has a series of wide tudor-arched windows that light a projecting sun into the Spooner lounge.
In 1960, Spooner Hall was remodeled and from 1990–1993 the hall was totally refurbished. It remains a popular residence hall among Morris students who appreciate the gracious lounges and large rooms characteristic of its original design.