Housing and Residential Life



Welcome to your home away from home! The Residential Life Center at Philander Smith College provides students with comforts of modern amenities--including private baths, cable access and high speed Internet/WiFi connections. The residential complex also features a community meeting and recreation room, a study room, two laundry rooms on each floor.



Campus Location -  Residence Suite A & B









Suite A and Suite B

Suites A and B were opened in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Suite A houses sixty residents and Suite B houses fifty-five residents. These buildings are reserved for upperclassmen. Suite A has twelve private suites with baths and forty-eight private rooms with shared baths.

Suite B has eleven private suites with baths and forty-four suite rooms with shared baths. Both buildings can boast of modern amenities such as furnished kitchenettes with dining table and chairs, microwaves, refrigerators, cabinet storage areas, and comfortable lounge areas with flat screen television. Also, each suite area is equipped with a washer and dryer.


Campus Location - The Barracks










The transformation of the historic Barracks building was completed in Fall 2009 and is suitable campus housing for 19 residents. The access-controlled facility features nine double occupancy rooms and one single occupancy room, a laundry room on each floor, a first-floor kitchenette, a study lab with computers and an entertainment lounge area with a flat-screen television. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Campus Location - Panther Village

Panther Village

Our newest addition is Panther Village, located at 915 West 16th Street; six individual homes house a maximum of eight to ten students.

These units offer double occupancy, family size refrigerators, large kitchen area, study room with computer access, and a large social and lounge area.




New students who desire campus residence should apply for dormitory room reservations at least six weeks prior to registration.

Don't wait!  Reservations can be completed at any time during the academic year for the fall or spring semesters.


$200.00- this is an annual, non-refundable fee.


$35.00 - this is an annual, non-refundable fee.

Make An Online Payment

Download a copy of our Residential Life newsletter for important tips and information on preparing for campus life!


Mr. Paul Crawford
Interim Director of Housing and Residential Life Area Coordinator Residential Life Center (First Floor) Suite A & B Barracks 501.370.5330 pcrawford@philander.edu


Ms. Valeria Day
Housing Operations Manager Area Coordinator Residential Life Center (First/Second Floor) 501.975.6059 vday@philander.edu 


Mr. Dakari Cleveland
Area Coordinator
(Panther Village: House A-F)


Ms. Briana White
Area Coordinator
(Panther Village: House H-L) bnwhite@philander.edu  


Mr. Owen McFall
Area Coordinator
Residential Life Center (Third Floor)

Residential Life Contact Information

For more information please call 501-975-6058, Fax 501-975-6061, or email ResLife@philander.edu.

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