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DeGroat Hall

DeGroat HallCreated as part of the Cheney-Brockway-DeGroat project, construction of DeGroat Hall was finished in 1950. Originally called South Hall, DeGroat was later named after Harry DeWitt DeGroat, the third principal of the Cortland Normal School.

DeGroat hall is primarily made up of double rooms off of a T-shaped corridor and has residents residing on all floors, including the ground floor. The ground floor also has the recreation lounge, laundry facilities, mailboxes and a secondary entrance.

DeGroat Hall Highlights

  • The ground-floor recreation lounge is equipped with a pool table, ping pong table, dart board and a big-screen TV.
  • The laundry facilities and vending machines are located on the ground floor; you use your College ID to pay for vending machine items. The cost for use of the laundry machines is included in your dining plan.
  • The study lounge is located on the first floor near the student staff office.
  • The RHD’s office and the staff office are also located on the first floor.
  • Like Cheney Hall, residents of DeGroat Hall find their close proximity to the Hilltop dining facility as one of the benefits to living up the hill.
  • The third floor offers the 24 Hour Quiet Floor special interest housing option.

DeGroat Hall Room Dimensions

Please be aware that these dimensions are approximate and may vary from room to room

Corridor Double Room
                11.4' x 16.8' floor
                3.2' x 4.8' window
                2.3' x 6.6' x 2.2' closet 

Design Triple
                15.6' x 16.8' floor
                3.2' x 4.8' window
                2.3' x 6.6' x 2.2' closet 

3rd floor Design Triple
                23.5' length
                9.75' width to wall 
                14.2' width to window  
                4.1' x 2.9' window
                2.3' x 6.6' x 2.2' closet

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DeGroat Hall Staff

Residence Hall Director (RHD)

DeGroat Hall is managed by a full-time professional residence hall director (RHD) who both lives and works in the hall.  

Photo coming soon.
Lauren Herman

RHD Office Phone: 607-753-4151
Student Staff Office Phone: 607-753-2618

Resident Assistants (RA)

Each floor has one or two resident assistants, totaling six RAs in DeGroat Hall.

Administrative Assistant (AA)

There is one administrative assistant. This student staff member is responsible for distributing your mail, maintaining the staff office and assisting the RHD with tasks.

Academic Peer Mentor (APM)

There is one academic peer mentor. This student staff member is responsible for assisting you with your academic questions, keeping you aware of academic timelines and providing study groups.