Blackwell House is known for its beautiful Victorian design and houses 32 William Smith students, in single, double, and triple bedrooms.

The building has a TV room, four bathrooms, a kitchen, vending machines and laundry facilities. All rooms are equipped with cable and computer/Internet access.

Built in 1863, Blackwell House was originally designed for William B. Douglas, a Hobart Trustee. In 1906, it became the first residence hall at William Smith College. The Douglas mansion was re-named Blackwell House after Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.


Bedroom floor color: Blue carpet

Window treatment: Pull-down shades (white)

Bed style: Standard twin (39” x 75”) loftable units. Students over 6’3” tall may request extra-long beds.


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