Built in 1958, Emerson was the first residence hall on campus. The building was named after Wallace Emerson, who was the founder of Biola's undergraduate psychology program, professor of psychology (1948 -1968), first president of Westmont College, and one of the main contributors to Biola's growth from a college to a university.
Emerson is staffed by 4 Resident Assistants, under the supervision of Resident Director Kevin Cram. The closest res hall to the center of campus, Emerson is the last 'men only' hall. Emerson is traditional style building, community restrooms and laundry rooms on each floor.
Emerson is not air conditioned; each room has at least one window (residents should consider bringing a fan!). Each student is provided the same furniture in each room: 1 desk, a 2-shelf bookcase, 1 desk chair, 1 chest of drawers, a closet or wardrobe, 1 twin bed with mattress (36" x 74" innerspring mattress), and 1 mattress cover. Each room also has one telephone, one wastebasket, and window coverings (blinds/drapes).
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Resident Director Kevin Cram.
Photos of an Emerson room from the 2012 Rate My Space competition:
Number of Floors 2
Number of RDs 1
Number of RAs 4
RD Office Ext x6319
Heating/AC No A/C
Number of Lobbies 1
Kevin Cram, Resident Director