Built: 2008, LEED-Certified Gold
Named: In memory of Centre trustee Robert Brockman’s (Class of 63) mother and grandmother, both of whom were named Pearl
Address: 525 West Main Street
ADA Accessible: Entrance, restrooms, elevator
- Student Residence
- Laundry Facility
Pearl Hall features a large, welcoming front porch and a spacious lounge for social gatherings on the main floor. Study rooms were designed throughout the building, with the main study area located on the lower level. The suites in Pearl are intended for use by upperclassmen. The transitional housing is meant to allow juniors and seniors to experience more traditional living arrangements that will be typically available to them after graduation.
Construction of the 148-bed student housing project began in Spring 2007, with a student occupancy date of August 2008. Centre adopted the popular suite-style design for the student residence. In this living style, students each have their own room, while sharing a bathroom and common area with suite mates. In addition, each suite has a “convenience kitchen,” which consists of a sink, microwave, and refrigerator. Each floor houses a community kitchen, consisting of major kitchen appliances including a sink, microwave, stove, oven, and refrigerator. Laundry facilities are provided on the lower level.
Suites are furnished with lofted beds, desks, bookshelves, roomy closets, and comfortable living room furniture. The suites have all the comforts of home with individual temperature controls, wireless Internet capabilities, and cable TV access.
Pearl Hall was designed in context with the existing architectural character of the Centre College campus.