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Courtney Hall

Courtney Hall
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Opened in 1989, Courtney Hall houses 461 students from all class years in double, triple, and quad style rooms.  There are also a limited number of premium single rooms.  The laundry room is located on the West side of the first floor and includes several high efficiency washers and dryers (only high efficiency detergent should be used in the washers).  Vending machines are located on all floors. 

Courtney Hall is the largest campus residence in terms of size and occupancy.  Courtney is also notable among our campus buildings for having a pitched (not flat) roof.


Room Sizes
  • Double (Center Corridor) - 12' X 17'
  • Double (Corners) - 12' X 14' 6"
  • Triple (Corners) - 15' X 16' 6"

  • Triple (Ends) - 12' X 17' 6"

  • Triple (Center) - 12' X 23'

  • First floor kitchen

  • Main lounge with working fireplace

  • Fifth floor study lounge with its cupola (or tower)

  • High efficiency washers & dryers

  • Vending machines on every floor

Costs (per semester)

Meet the Residence Director

Nicholas Cream
Nicholas Cream, M.A.

Nicholas Cream, M.A.

Located off the Courtney Hall Lobby
(413) 572-5589


  • M.A., Sustainable Development concentrating in Community Development and Social Action, School for International Training
  • B.A., History and Philosophy with a minor in the Study and Prevention of Violence, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Nicholas Cream was born and raised in Princeton Junction, NJ.  He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY graduating with a double major in History and Philosophy.  Upon graduation Nicholas moved to Japan where he taught English and skiing and lived for a total of a year and a half.  After returning to the US, he moved to Cambridge, MA and worked for Education First (EF).  From EF, Nick attended graduate school at the School for International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, VT.  At SIT, Nick studied Sustainable Development with a Concentration in Community Development and Social Action.  He completed his practicum at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC working in their Multicultural Education Department.  He then moved back to Massachusetts and took a job split between Residential Life and the Multicultural Resource Center at Amherst College.  He loves hiking, reading, skiing, great conversations and fighting against systems of oppression.  Poetry is very inspirational to Nicholas, and he has started writing over the past 3 years.  He is very passionate about social justice issues especially understanding and dismantling white privilege (this was largely the topic of his research in graduate school).  He loves dogs and has a small, sweet dachshund mix named Daisy.  

Residence Hall History

Courtney Hall opened in 1989.  It is named after Samuel Courtney, an African American student (Class of 1882) who later became a Harvard M.D.  Courtney also served as the chief northern organizer for Booker T. Washington, who sent several southern African American students from Tuskegee Institute for training at Massachusetts 'normal schools' in the late 19th century. 

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