residential halls Van Rensselaer hall

Van Rensselaer Hall

Van Rensselaer Hall opened in 1931.
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Van Rensselaer Hall living room
Van Rensselaer Hall kitchen

3320 Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Front Desk Phone: 215.571.3068

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Features and Amenities

Who lives here: First-year students
Type: 3 or 4 person suites.
Suites are assigned by same-gender. Floors are assigned as mixed-gender.
Gender-Inclusive Housing upon request, as available.
Room Size:  Approximately 700 square feet per suite.
Furniture included: Extra long twin bed (79" x 39" x 36")
Wardrobe (40" x 22" x 72")
Desk (47" x 23.5" x 54") with chair
Small dresser (29" x 19.5" x 30")
Kitchen has a full-sized refrigerator, sink and cabinet storage.
Flooring: Tile and carpet in suites and vinyl plank in corridors.
A/C and heat: Self regulated central A/C and heat
Bathroom type: Each suite is equipped with a bathroom containing one shower, toilet and sink.
Community kitchens:  Each suite is equipped with a stove, oven and sink.
Laundry facilities: A laundry room is located on the basement level.
Internet: Wi-fi
Number of Floors in Building: 11
Elevator: Yes; two in the hallway
Storage: Indoor bike storage is located on the basement level.
Unique to this building: The basement level has a social lounge with gaming equipment and a TV. The ballroom is located on Floor 1 and has a baby grand piano.
There is also a study lounge located on the top floor of the building.
What can you rent: Microfridge

3D Models and Room Plans

3D Models

Drexel University partners with Roomie to provide scaled models of its Residence Halls where residents can visualize, design, and shop to accessorize their rooms. Even better, any purchases residential students place through Roomie by August 15 are eligible for FREE in-room delivery right to their room so it’s there when they arrive on campus!

Click here to log in or create a new Roomie account and view 3D scaled models of Van Rensselaer 3-person suite. Click here to view a model of a 4-person suite in Van Rensselaer Hall.

Room Plans

Actual layouts may vary slightly.

 Van Rensselaer Hall Suite Floor Plan
 Van Rensselaer Hall Suite Floor Plan

Contact Us

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.