Dorchester Hall

Exterior of Dorchester Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Named after a county on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Date Opened: 1959

Co-ed hall living -- Traditional bedrooms
167 capacity, 83 rooms
89 women, 78 men


MAIL
Letters and small packages will be delivered to your mailbox located in the first floor lobby.
Packages and registered mail will be received at the North Hill Service Desk in the basement of St. Mary's Hall.

LAUNDRY
Room 0112
6 Washers and 7 Dryers

BIKE RACKS

There are 10 bike racks on the north side of Dorchester Hall near the first floor entrance.

Secure bikes to these racks only. Any bicycles found locked to handicap ramps, outdoor railings, trees, or in stairwells will be removed. Bikes left here over the summer are considered "abandoned" and will be removed from bike racks.


VENDING & PAY PHONES

There is a soda machine in the laundry room. Vending machines are in the lobby of Queen Anne's Hall.laundry room.
There is a pay phone in room 0108.

Pepsi refills 800-626-3935
Pepsi repairs 800-562-6800
Snack machine refills 800-511-5340

Refunds:
www.dbs.umd.edu/corp

Change machine refunds 800-229-7837


RECYCLING
Collection points:
Laundry Room 0112 and lobby: Plastic, glass, metals, aluminum, and newspaper

ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 
ASBESTOS
Floor tile: Throughout, nearly all spaces
Pipe Insulation: Some rooms, many but not all pipes
Additional Asbestos Information

LEAD
Paint: Some exterior; rarely on interior
Solder on Copper Pipes: Copper pipes with lead solder
Additional Lead Information


HEAT
The heating/air conditioning system is provided by fan coil units located under each window. There is a little door on the unit that you push open to access the fan controls. In addition, some units have a thermostat knob which needs to be switched from air conditioning to heat.

Please note that once the entire building is converted from air conditioning to heat, and vice versa, the fan coil unit will only provide heat when the thermostat is set at heat; otherwise, it will simply circulate the air in the room.

The number one problem encountered during the heating season is when residents block the radiator with a bed or a large piece of furniture. This blocks the air flow to the unit and prevents proper operation. Consider this when you arrange your room.


EXTRAS
BUNKING BEDS -- If you would like to bunk your beds, you may do so by borrowing the pins for oak bed ends from Resident Life's South Campus Office located in 0200 Calvert Hall.

MICROWAVE OVENS are not allowed in the resident rooms. Some floors own a microwave oven which is secured in the floor lounge; check with your RA.


PEOPLE TO KNOW
Building Services Staff Assignments
Cheryl Nelson, x47465, North Hill Zone Supervisor
Keenan Turner, Assistant Zone Supervisor
vacant, Building Chief
Suzette Andre

Brian Hain, x43486, Biologist

North Hill Community Maintenance Staff
Wendell Vaughan, South Campus foreman
Dale Hough, Maintenance
Stanley Proctor, Maintenance


NEED A JOB?

Employment opportunities are available year-round, including summer full- or part-time positions. Summer jobs have discounted housing.

Call x57440 or come to our Student Employment Office, located in the Leonardtown Office Building, for additional information.