A new residence hall
at the hun school of princeton
Opening Fall 2025
The Hun School's Boarding Program is a community within a community; one that celebrates the very essence of diversity and belonging and drives a vibrant student life experience across campus. Our residential community is small, but our program is big -- intentionally designed to augment classroom learning, foster close faculty-student mentorship, and cultivate imbricate circles of belonging. As educators, parents, and caregivers, we know that physical space, particularly a young person's place of retreat, is one of the most influential elements of their experience. A warm and comfortable home lays the groundwork for student well-being.
The three-story, 41,000 square foot residence hall is designed to present and feel like a small village with several interconnected in-hall houses, each with a distinct community and aesthetic. The residence will accommodate 114 students and twelve faculty families.
The new residence hall will take the place of the time-worn Poe Dormitory, on the north side of the mall, adjacent to the dining hall, beach volleyball, and tennis courts. With successful fundraising and permitting, the $16 million structure could welcome students as early as the fall of 2025. This Design-Build project will be managed by C. Raymond Davis & Sons, an award-winning construction manager located in Princeton, New Jersey.
- Sixty bright and spacious dorm rooms, with modern comforts and amenities;
- Eight lounges and kitchenettes of varied design;
- Three distinct outdoor courtyards;
- Twelve faculty apartments of varied size;
- Designed to LEED standard with a solar-paneled roof, EV parking, and monitored energy use.;
- State-of-the-art air handling to optimize air quality throughout the building.
Fitting In, While Standing Out
Designed by Clarke Caton Hintz, renowned campus planners, architects, and designers, the three-story dormitory will have a stucco and limestone exterior, and feature a gabled roof and dormers that will connect it architecturally to Russell Hall and the Wilf Family Global Commons. Third floor lanterns will create gorgeous corner suites for upperclassmen. Modern features such as a four-season climate control, a solar panel roof, monitored energy use, and state-of-the-art air-handling connect it to the present day.
The building's main entrance faces the mall and will feature a vestibule with a garden roof. The lobby patio or southern courtyard will be a warm and inviting space with outdoor couches and landscape features that draw students and families in.
A Room with a View
The residence hall will have sixty spacious dorm rooms with 11 ft ceilings, accommodating 114 students, (fifty-four two-bedroom units and six one bedroom units). Student rooms will have flexible furniture configurations and modern amenities like four-season climate control, sound treated walls, and lighting solutions to support individual needs.
Uncommon Common Areas
The residences interior courtyard will include table seating for meals and quiet study. Flowering trees will create a high canopy and a garden-like effect on a quiet patch of campus. An east courtyard will expand the existing dining patio, connecting the dining hall and dorm, ideal for resident life barbecues and celebrations.
Each in-hall house will have several open social spaces -- eight in total -- designed for varied use. Small movie and game rooms will have large screen, reclining seats, and game tables. Well-appointed kitchenettes will provide after-hours access to food, beverage, and small appliances. Semi-private bathrooms will include individual shower rooms with private changing areas.
More APARTMENTS for Faculty Families
The new resident hall will also honor the round-the-clock care offered by our faculty. The residence will include twelve new spacious faculty apartments, each with a private entrance. Configurations include five three-bedroom apartments, one two-bedroom apartment, and six one-bedroom apartments.
- Residence Hall Naming $5,000,000
- Girls’ Wing (3) $1,000,000
- Boys’ Wing (3) $1,000,000
- Courtyards (3) $500,000
- Community Lounge (2) $250,000
- First Floor Commons $500,000
- Faculty Apartments (9) $100,000
- Student Lounge (5) $75,000
- Dorm Room $50,000
- Endowment for deferred maintenance: $1,000,000