Erskine College is a residential campus. In order to provide the experiences and opportunities for growth to meet the mission and goals of Erskine College, it is important that the Erskine student live, study, exercise, worship, and socialize in the atmosphere expressly created for that purpose. To promote this end, all Erskine students are expected to reside in the Residence Halls and eat in the dining hall during normal academic terms. All students will automatically be charged a room and board fee by the Business Office unless a statement is received from the Office of Student Services indicating a change in this situation.
Erskine College’s Residence Life Program is dedicated to providing safe and comfortable residence hall environments that encourages Christ-centered communities that support the holistic development of students.
- Students benefit most when exposed to programs and services presented from a Christian perspective and designed to help them develop holistically.
- Students learn better, both inside and outside the classroom, if they are challenged and supported in every aspect of their development.
- Students are better prepared for responsible citizenship as a result of living in a comfortable, vibrant, secure residential learning community.
- Students should be provided with opportunities to develop strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Students should be provided with opportunities to strengthen their understanding of and appreciation of Christian values.
- Students should be urged to be active participants in the educational process, both inside and outside the classroom.
- Students benefit most when Student Services professionals work in partnership with other functional areas of the institution.
- Students should be provided with guidance and support by competent professionals who model Christ-like behavior.
- Students should be treated as individuals and encouraged to treat others in the same manner.
- Students should be treated with grace, respect and compassion and encouraged to treat others in the same manner.
- Students should be strongly encouraged to get involved in community service projects.
- Students should have an appreciation for the importance of setting and striving toward goals.
- Students should be challenged to explore global topics from a Christian perspective.
- Students should be held to a standard designed to strengthen character development.
- Students should be encouraged to explore a variety of vocations.
All undergraduate residence halls are equipped with a direct line to Erskine’s LAN computer network, which includes free access to the Internet and contains wireless study areas. All halls are also equipped with central air and heat, laundry facilities, and a kitchen.
Four residence halls are grouped together around an attractive area on the East Campus called the circle.
Carnegie Hall, a three-story residence hall for freshman women, built in 1907, was completely restored and renovated in 2002.
Kennedy Hall, built in 1960, is a two-story residence hall housing men. It was completely renovated and restored in 2003.
Robinson Hall, a three-story residence hall for women, was constructed in 1922 and restored and renovated in 1995. It was completely renovated and restored in 2003.
Bonner Hall, a three-story residence hall for women, was opened in 1970. It was completely renovated and restored in 2001. It replaces the original Bonner Hall, the main building of the Woman’s College, which was built in 1860 and destroyed by fire in 1964.
Two men’s residence halls are grouped in a residential area on the West Campus.
Grier Hall, built in 1956, is a modern building in the colonial style, housing 106 men. It was completely renovated and restored in 2001.
Pressly Hall, built in 1959, in the same style of architecture, houses an equal number of men. It was completely restored and renovated in 2002.