Wheaton’s newest residence hall, Pine Hall, opened in August 2019, and is one of the college’s 19 traditional halls. A designated wellness community, Pine Hall is located near Pine Street, adjacent to the Meadows complex and Young, McIntire and Clark (YMC) and houses up to 178 students in single and double rooms.
Pine Hall is one of the first college residences in the state to meet Passive House standards—a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency that reduces a building’s ecological footprint. The building is designed to use 70 percent less energy than one built to current codes. Along with student rooms, Pine Hall features kitchen and lounge areas as well as a large common space on the lower floor, Conger Commons, which may be reserved for student-centered meetings, programs and events. The building also has also an outdoor patio with tables and a fire pit.
You can visit an interactive view, including a time-lapse video, of the new residence hall’s progress via the OxBlue website.