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Albright-Benton Residence Hall


Albright and Benton Residence Halls are named for Anne P. Albright, Dean of Women, and Alice A. Benton, a professor at Western Carolina University for 37 years.  

Opened:  1962
Who Lives Here:
 First-year students.
Number of residents:  392
Number of floors:  4
Elevator:  No
Airconditioned:  No
Room Types:  Double occupancy rooms.
Bathroom:  Community style bathroom - 2 per floor.
Gender:  Single gender floors.
Laundry rooms:  ground floor of each building.
Kitchen: in main lobby.
Study Lounges:  one on each floor.
Location on campus:  Uppercampus
Parking:  Harrill-Benton Lot immediately adjacent to the building.  (Provided for informational purposes only.  On-campus parking requires the purchase of a permit and eligibility to park in various lots is determined by the type of permit for which a student is eligible.  In addition, purchase of a permit does not guarantee parking in any particular parking spot or lot.)
Notable features:  

  • Pool table located in main lobby.
  • Courtyard located between the buildings with a small creek.
  • Located across the street (less than 100 feet) from Brown Hall - home to The Lodge at Brown Hall, 1889 Bistro, Blue Ridge Burger and Starbucks at Brown Hall.

Double rooms in Albright and Benton are traditional style doubles. 

Approximately 13'6" x 13'
Approximately 169 square feet

Room Amenities
Ethernet Port (2 per room)
Movable furniture
Window Blinds

XL Loftable bed (2 per room)
XL Twin Mattress (2 per room)
Desk (2 per room)
Desk Chair (2 per room)
Wardrobe with two drawers (2 per room)

All residence halls at Western Carolina University feature the following amenities:

  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Exterior door access controlled by Cat Card (student ID)
  • Non-smoking building with 50 foot non-smoking perimeter 
  • Resident Assistant staff
  • Professional staff on call 24 hours a day

Freshman Student Studying in their Residence Hall


Students playing pool in the common area of albright benton


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