275 South Willard Street
Walking Distance to Center of Campus: Approximately .11 miles
Rowell Hall underwent a wonderful renovation is the summer of 2006. A Greek Revival mansion, Rowell Hall stands out as one of Champlain’s most beautiful and most sought-after residence halls. Residents of Rowell describe the rooms as beautiful and stunning, which create an easier adjustment to residence hall life for students new to the community. Rowell Hall houses approximately forty-nine first year students. Rowell Hall is an air conditioned building with large bathrooms, a refrigerator, television, and microwave. With its center-of-campus location, modest resident capacity, and attractive rooms, this hall is often the first choice for many Champlain students. Like all Champlain College residence halls, Rowell Hall has cable television and wireless internet. All residence halls are smoke and substance free, co-ed communities.
A Brief History of Rowell Hall
Year of Construction: 1918
Original Owner: Roy Leonard Patrick
Year Purchased by Champlain College: 1972
Since Rowell Hall was built in 1918, it does not have the classic Victorian look of most of the other houses in the area. It is, however, a beautifully designed building. The original owner, Roy Leonard Patrick, was the treasurer of the G. S. Blodgett Company, secretary of the Standard Coal and Fuel Company, treasurer of the Eastern Magnesia Talc Company, treasurer of the Woodbury Granite Company, and president of the Rock of Ages Corporation in Barre. The house remained in the Patrick family until 1953, when it was sold to the University of Vermont. It was purchased by Champlain College in 1972, and was completely renovated in 2006.