Housing & Residence Life

Snell-Hitchcock Hall

1009 E 57th St Chicago, IL 60637

  • 2 Houses
  • Room Types: Singles and Doubles
  • Dining Hall: Bartlett Dining Commons
  • Built: 1893 & 1902


Architect: Henry Ives Cobb
Built: 1893


Architect: Dwight Heald Perkins
Built: 1902

Located on the main quad, Snell-Hitchcock was built in the neo-Gothic style. Each House has four floors and no elevator. The Hall houses two vibrant communities, each with their own complement of Resident Heads and Resident Assistants, charged with community building. The Hall has one Resident Dean couple, who act as intellectual stewards for the residents.

Assistant Director of Residence Life: Shevy Booze

Assistant Director of Operations: Meaghan Ward

Standard Room Furniture:

  • XL Twin Bed
  • Dresser
  • Upholstered Side Chair
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Desk and Chair

Resident Deans

Larry & Penny Rothfield

Resident Deans Snell-Hitchcock

Larry and Penny Rothfield have served as Resident Deans for Snell-Hitchcock Hall since Autumn of 2009. Prior to Snell-Hitchcock Hall, they served as Resident Deans for the Shoreland Residence Hall.

Larry received his BA in English at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. Larry is currently an associate professor with appointments in Department of English Language and Literature and in the Department of Comparative Literature. He is also a research associate in the Cultural Policy Center. Penny received her BA in History from Columbia University and is now studying painting at the School of the Art Institute. Larry’s extracurricular interests include playing guitar (sometimes in bands with other faculty members), writing about the looting of antiquities on his blog, and seeking out strange, exotic, and delicious food from Chicago’s wonderfully diverse ethnic neighborhoods. Larry is also a great cook. Penny, when not making art, is usually reading, gardening, or working on her “Bliss List.”

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