Best Hall

A spacious, friendly lounge welcomes first-year students to this large and social residence hall. The residents are typically studying, relaxing, talking and watching movies – all the things that make this their home away from home.


Best Hall is one of the larger corridor-style halls. The ground floor is all female, the first floor is mixed gender by room, and the second and third floors are half male and half female. The kitchen is on the ground floor. Best Hall is located between the Ware Student Center and the Sawyer Center and just across from the quad.

Best Hall Floor Plan


Best is staffed by an Area Coordinator and three Resident Assistants.


Best Hall is named for Dr. Samuel Best, football coach at the Academy at the turn of the century, and a member and later chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1933 until 1968.