Living and Learning Centers

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At Voorhees University, we think of our living & learning communities as more than places to live. These buildings are rich with history and they also are a key part of your university experience and of the university community. In each hall, you’ll find a Living & Learning Coordinator on duty to help you 24 hours daily. Each hall is designed as a small community, with about 40 students per floor. Each hall is designed to host cultural, educational and social programs throughout the year, for the purpose of helping you get more out of your Voorhees experience.

Voorhees has six living & learning communities:

  • Built in 1970 and was named in honor of Principal Joshua E. Blanton and his wife Linnie L. Blanton, who worked faithfully together from 1922 until 1947.  Blantons was constructed as a dormitory for women. Blantons Hall is the freshmen female residence Hall. Each room has two beds, two desks, two chairs, two closets, two upper storage compartments. There is also a computer lab, a commons area, a shared laundry room, and a community bathroom/shower area per floor.
  • Built in 1972 and was named for Sarah Louise Halmi.  She was a very active humanitarian and a staunch friend and supporter of Voorhees for many years. This building was constructed as a dormitory for women and a new dining hall facility for the campus.  Halmi Hall is now the freshman male residence Hall. Each room has two beds, two desks, two chairs, two closets, two upper storage compartments. There is also a computer lab, a commons area, a shared laundry room, and a community bathroom/shower area per floor.

Built in 1970 and was named for Dr. William A. Battle.  The three-story building was constructed as a dormitory for women.  Dr. Battle was the founder of Okolona Industrial School in Mississippi. Battle Hall is still today the Upper-class female residence hall. Each room has two beds, two desks, two chairs, two closets, two upper storage compartments. There is also a computer lab, a commons area, a shared laundry room, and a community bathroom/shower area per floor.

Built in 1972 and was named for two Episcopal churchmen, the Rt. Rev. William A. Guerry and the Rt. Rev. Kirkman G. Finlay. They were very instrumental in helping to bring Voorhees under the auspices of the Episcopal Church in 1924. Guerry Finlay is the Upper-class male residence hall.  Each room has two beds, two desks, two chairs, two closets, two upper storage compartments. There is also a computer lab, a commons area, a shared laundry room, and a community bathroom/shower area per floor.

The second oldest building on the campus.  It was constructed in 1907 to be the trade building.  Over the years, it has served as both a men and women’s dormitory.  It was named after Martin A. Menafee who was the treasurer of Voorhees and the husband of Elizabeth Evelyn Wright the Founder. Menafee Hall continues today to be a co-ed residence hall. Each room has single or double accommodation, shared bathroom, and a shared living space. There is also a shared laundry room.

Dedicated in June 2016.  Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. the President of Voorhees led the efforts in securing the financing of this building.  The building is designed to house students who excel highly in their academics. The Living and Learning Center is the residence hall for co-ed housing. Each suite has four single rooms, two shared bathrooms, and a shared living space. There is also a shared laundry room and commons area.

Other Amneties

A bowling alley, pool tables, and a community lobby is included in this building.

We encourage you to contact our office at any time with any concerns or questions you might have. 

Important Telephone Numbers

Director of the Living and Learning Communities 803-780-1261

Battle Hall – Upperclassmen Female:
(803) 780-1101

Blanton Hall – Freshmen Female:
(803) 780-1103

Guerry Finlay Hall – Upperclassmen Male:
(803) 780-1105

Halmi Hall – Freshmen Male:
(803) 780-1107

Living and Leaning Center – Co-ed Female/ Male:
(803) 780-1104

Menafee Hall – Co-ed Female/ Male:
(803) 780-1102

Living & Learning Coordinators

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Allison Clark

Director

Phone: (803) 780-1261
Fax: (803) 780-4644
aclark@voorhees.edu

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Michael Gary

Senior Residence Coordinator

mgary@voorhees.edu

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Nichelle Jamison

njamison@voorhees.edu

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Kenneth Kinard

kkinard@voorhees.edu

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Kelly McCray

kamccray@voorhees.edu

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Shantel Moncrieft

smoncrieft@voorhees.edu

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Shaunetta Ray

sray@voorhees.edu

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Nicole Rivers

nrivers@voorhees.edu

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Natalie Saxton

nsaxton@voorhees.edu

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Pamela Singleton

psingleton@voorhees.edu

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Mildred Smith

mismith@voorhees.edu

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