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Helen White Hall

Helen White Hall is a residence hall that houses 60 women, all upperclassmen. The room configurations vary greatly, but the average size is approximately 12" by 15'. Most of the rooms are designed for double occupancy, each sharing a private bath with an adjoining room. There is a limited number of private rooms available, complete with private baths. A Resident Assistant is housed on each floor, and a professional Resident Director lives in an apartment on the first floor. A vending/snack room, kitchen, and lounge are also located on the first floor, while a laundry room is on the second floor.

Helen White Hall opened in 1950. It is named for the mother of Governor Hugh White, who served on the Board of Trustees at Belhaven from 1911-1962. Initially constructed with semi-private rooms and community hall baths, the building was renovated a number of years ago and every effort was made to conserve as much of the original building as possible. This is evident in the lobby paneling that is actually made from the old doors from the building.

Helen White Residence Hall

Description of Helen White rooms:

2 Desks:

  • Outside Dimensions - 30.5" H, 48.5" W, 24.5" D
  • Two Side Drawers (Inside dimensions) - 22" D, 14" W, 6" H
  • One Side Drawer (Inside dimensions) - 22" D, 14" W, 9.5" H
  • One Lap Drawer (Inside dimensions) - 16.5" D, 20" W, 3" H
  • Bookshelf on desk - 46" inside width, 11.5" lower shelf height

2 Dressers - Note: there are two types of dressers in Helen White Hall; one with five drawers, the other with four drawers and a television cabinet on top.

Five-Drawer Dresser:

  • Outside Dimensions - 41" H, 30.5" W, 18" D
  • Drawers (Inside dimensions) - 26.5" W, 16" D, 6" H

Four-Drawer Dresser:

  • Outside Dimensions - 53" H, 30" W, 24" D
  • Drawers (Inside dimensions) - 26.5" W, 16" D, 6" H
  • Television Space - 17.5" H, 28" W, 23" D

2 Desk Chairs

2 Beds, bunked:

  • 6' 9" long, 3' 1" W, 5' 1" H
  • Bottom bed is adjustable from 11" to 13" above the floor
  • Standard 74" twin mattresses

Windows - Note: Rooms vary, some have two windows, others three. Some windows are single width while others are double.

Single Window - 40" W, 70" H
Double Window - 86" W, 70" H
Window covering: Mini-blinds
Closet: 39" to 43" W rod; double swinging doors
Closet Shelf: 15" H, 15" D
Number of outlets: four standard outlets and one quad-receptacle at sink
Under-sink Cabinet: 20" H, 20" W, 20" D
Bathroom Shelf Unit:
6 Shelves - 12" H, 10" D, 18" W
Floor: Brown carpet
Phone: 1 phone line; double voicemail system
Internet: Building-wide wireless internet access.
Mirror above room sink
2 Towel bars

Blueprint of Helen White Room


Click on image to the right to see an enlarged view of the room layout and dimensions.

Helen White is a women's residence facility.

Rooms in Helen White Hall vary greatly; the floor plan here is representative of a typical room.

* All measurements and details are approximate. Some rooms may vary from the standard.