- Named for John A. McDowell, Secretary of the first Board of Trustees, 1911.
- Dedicated in 1966.
- Houses approximately 245 sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
- Has eight co-ed floors and air-conditioning.
- Computer lab, TV lounges, and study rooms in the connecting Twin Towers Center.
Hall Mailing Address:
Kent State On-Campus Mail Center
1375 Eastway Drive
Kent, OH 44243
1500 Petrarca Drive
Kent, OH 44243
The rooms in Twin Towers are suites, with each suite consisting of two sleeping rooms, a living area and a bathroom shared with another suite. The bedrooms are 8' x 9' and the study area is 8' 9' x 14' 5'. There are also a very limited number of two-person suites with two rooms connected by a shared bathroom. McDowell Hall is carpeted and air-conditioned. Fridge, Freezer, Microwave Units are provided by Residence Services. The 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. All beds use extra long sheets.
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 McDowell Hall:
Beall and McDowell Hall are staffed by a Residence Hall Director (RHD), a Graduate Assistant (GA), and fifteen 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.
The Beall-McDowell 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 with the whole campus