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Best Hall

A spacious, friendly lounge welcomes first-year students to this large and social residence hall. The residents are typically studying, relaxing, talking and watching movies – all the things that make this a home away from home.


Best Hall is a larger, traditional-style hall with spacious, fully carpeted rooms. The ground floor and third floor are all female, the first floor is mixed gender by room, and the second floor is all male. The kitchen and laundry are located on the ground floor. Best Hall sits between the Ware Student Center and Sawyer Center, facing the Quad.

Best Hall Floor Plan


Best is staffed by four resident assistants and an area coordinator who lives on the first floor.


Best Hall is named for Dr. Samuel Best, football coach at the Academy at the turn of the century, and a member and later chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1933 until 1968.