Dunbar Hall


  • Named for Margaret Dunbar, Kent State Librarian, 1913-1943.
  • Dedicated in 1959.
  • Houses approximately 240 students from first-year students to upper-class.
  • Dunbar is a Co-ed hall.
  • Virtual 3D Tour

Hall Mailing Address:

Student Name
Room Number, Hall
1375 Eastway Drive
Kent, OH 44243

GPS Address:

225 Midway Drive
Kent, OH 44243


Dunbar Hall is comprised mostly of double rooms. All rooms in Dunbar hall are carpeted and air-conditioned. All beds use twin-extra long sheets. Fridge, Freezer, Microwave Units are provided. The loft-able furniture present in the rooms provides a multitude of furniture arrangement options. To learn more about what the lofts are and how they can be used, visit our 'Loft Instructions' page by clicking here. The first floor is accessible to students with mobility impairments. An ADA approved washer, dryers, and restroom facilities are provided.

Visitation and Alcohol Policy

To find information regarding hall policies such as visitation or quiet hours, please visit https://www.kent.edu/housing/hallways-handbook.

Dining Close to Dunbar Hall:


Dunbar and Prentice Halls together are staffed by a Residence Hall Director (RHD), a Graduate Assistant (GA), and ten Resident Assistants (RAs). The staff's main goals are to provide the residents with valuable information, create a positive community through educational programming, maintain a safe and high-quality living environment and serve as a resource whenever a student has a question or concern.

Hall Council

The Dunbar Hall Council also operates with the goal of improving student living. Hall Council provides all residents with an opportunity to interact with one another through weekly meetings and a variety of fun activities and programs. The Executive Board provides leadership opportunities within the hall, as well as the whole campus.


Required preventative maintenance is completed in each student room twice a year.


Diagram of Double room


Diagram of Dunbar restrooms with ADA accessible shower and toilet