As OWU’s oldest residence hall, Stuyvesant Hall (commonly known as “Stuy”) embodies the tradition and history of the university. Constructed in 1930 with a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Stuyvesant, the hall underwent a 15-month renovation several years ago, reopening in August 2012.
Stuyvesant features three wings built around a courtyard, a bell tower, and a “smoking lounge” from the 1920s (now a performance space known as the Milligan Hub, since all Ohio Wesleyan residence halls are smoke-free). Coed by suite, Stuy accommodates 237 men and women, sophomores through seniors. It is staffed by one professional Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) and six student Resident Assistants.
A standard suite includes two double-occupancy rooms joined by a shared bath. A standard bedroom measures approximately 12’ x 12’ and contains two XL twin beds, two desks (with chairs), and eight individual dresser drawers (four per student) which can be “stacked” according to preference. The beds and desks are free-standing, as well, so students can arrange the furniture as they like. The shared closet, which also contains a shelf, is also located in the bedroom. There is a cable connection in each bedroom and students can connect to the Internet wirelessly). Each bedroom contains a mirror and sink. The bathroom has mirror, commode, towel bars, and shower.
Academic – Study rooms are located on each residential floor and next to the Smoker.
Recreational – The Carper Family Room, located on the 1st floor, has plenty of couches and chairs for relaxing, as does McCluggage Lounge (inside the entrance from the Stuyvesant patio area). It also has a television. Milligan Hub offers a stage for small performances and can seat approximately 100 people.
Kitchen Facilities – A full kitchen (electric range, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and sink) is located main floor between the lounge and the Hub.
Laundry Facilities – Washers and dryers can be found on the main level. These machines are available at no additional cost to the student.
Health Center – The Student Health Center is located on the west side of the main floor.
Miscellaneous – An elevator for student use is located on the east side of the building. Trash rooms are available on every floor. Vending machines are available next to the laundry room.