Living in Richards House

Richards House, a first-year residence hall, honors the memory of Charles Russ Richards, president of Lehigh University from 1922 to 1935. The building, which was renovated in 2007, is the smallest of the first-year residential complexes and is home to a tight-knit community of 192 students and 7 dynamic Gryphons. Residents live in singles, doubles, and triples on four single gender floors. All the rooms contain movable furniture, including a bed, desk with bookshelf, desk chair, dresser, bulletin board, and closet or wardrobe for each resident.




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Richards boasts beautiful views, prime location on the “Quad”, close proximity to Lamberton Hall and Hawk’s Nest, and an outdoor basketball court. A TV lounge, study lounge, game room, kitchen, vending machines and laundry facility are on the first floor.


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To view building floor plans and room layouts, check out the Residential Services website!


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