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For the most part, everyone in my dorm has gotten to know each other. In Morriss, we are like a family.

Built in 1960 and renovated in 2001, Morriss and Champlin Halls were the first two buildings (Emery and Woolley Halls coming later) in a residence and dining quadrangle built for Pembroke College. Originally, the first floor of Champlin Hall housed a health center, with these rooms later being converted into residential space, many of them with private bathrooms. Champlin Hall is named for George B. Champlin, a Providence jewelry manufacturer, and Morriss Hall is named for Margaret S. Morriss, dean of the Women's College and Pembroke College from 1923 to 1950. The doubles in the residence halls serve as first-year housing, while the singles house Counselors or upperclassmen. Each floor has a small kitchen and lounge with laundry facilities adjacent. Champlin Hall is serviced by an elevator.

Residence Hall Features

  • Semi-private bathroom per approximately 5 residents.
  • Communal lounges are located on the second and fourth floors.
  • Communal kitchens with microwave and refrigerator are located on each floor. The fourth floor kitchen also has a range.
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.
  • Trash and Recycling facilities are located in the basement.
  • Morris Fireside Lounge located on the ground level.
  • Elevator located in building.

Residence Hall Rooms

  • Singles: 15
  • Doubles: 104

Items Provided in Room

  • A bed (11.5 inches clearance from the floor) with twin extralong mattress and pillow
  • A desk and chair
  • A bookcase
  • A dresser
  • A moveable wardrobe
  • A wastebasket
  • A recycling bin (shared between roommates)
  • General room lighting
  • Please see the New Student FAQ for suggestions on items to bring and not to bring.

Residential Peer Leaders

Morriss-Champlin houses 3 Women Peer Counselors. The first year counselors are there to provide educational and social opportunities as well as aid in the transition to life at Brown. Furthermore, Leslie Bostrom, Associate Professor of Art, is the Faculty Fellow for the building, hosting weekly study breaks for students in the region.

Ford, Camera, class of 2016

Women Peer Counselor (Unit 22)



Lapidus, Inna, class of 2016

Women Peer Counselor (Unit 20)



Vargas Smith, Adriana, class of 2016

Women Peer Counselor (Unit 22)