Located by the campus intramural field, Ferrin Hall is home to over 144 residents. Opened in 1985, the year Barrington College of Rhode Island merged with Gordon, Ferrin is named for Howard W. Ferrin, a longtime president of Barrington College. Each floor is a community-style floor in which residents share a common area lounge, a study room, and floor bathroom. The outdoor patio located behind the building is a popular location for campus coffeehouses and other outdoor festivities. Ferrin contains double and triple rooms as well as five apartments.
Here's what a few students had to say about living in Ferrin:
"Floor fellowship happens weekly, along with floor dinners where the floor gathers together in fellowship and fun. Floor events with your brother/sister floor are great! Some of my favorites are laser tag, seeing a movie, or playing Frisbee. Ferrin was built in 1985, making it one of the older dorms on campus, but it has been kept in very good condition. Ferrin has a great location near the Bennett Center. It is also close to Lane."
"The Ferrin community has been such a blessing! The first-floor lounge is a great place to congregate and do homework together or watch movies after visitation has ended. There are always people coming and leaving—there is never a dull moment!"
Katie Breitigan, Ferrin and Road Hall RD
"I love that as an RD I have the opportunity to serve and live alongside students as they journey through the process of becoming more independent and having to make major life decisions about their faith, their vocation, their social commitments and so on."