Located right on Main Hall Green in the heart of campus, it’s easy to stay connected with academic and campus life at Ormsby.  

Built in 1889, Ormsby is the oldest residence hall on campus. Known for its pleasing exterior and stately interior, it houses 120 students. A close-knit community actively engaged in campus life, it hosts “Ormsby Lake” in the winter and “Zoo Days” in the spring.  

Residence Details 

  • Houses Upper-Year students

  • Substance Free Community located on the first floor

  • Mostly double occupancy rooms, singles available  

  • Rooms include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, and dresser with overhead shelving for each resident 

  • High ceilings and large windows  

  • Hardwood floors 

  • Closet space  

  • Single user bathrooms 


  • Laundry room 

  • Kitchen with fridge, microwave, and full-range stove  

  • Lounge with piano 

Virtual Tour

Ormsby Hall Virtual Tour

Take a look inside Ormsby Hall's common areas as well as single and double rooms.

Elliot Marsh '22 Room Tour

Elliot Marsh '22 shows off his room in Lawrence's Ormsby Hall.