Mary H. Donlon Hall

Welcome to our engaged, social, & vibrant

About Mary H. Donlon

Mary H. Donlon Hall – named for one of the country's first female judges, a Cornell alumna – is known for its sociable ambiance and close-knit community. The building has an expansive, light-filled first floor with seating areas, a lounge, and a library. The theater-style multipurpose room, with its large-screen TV, is a popular place for students to hang out, watch TV, and study.

Community Features

Faculty and Community Engagement

Community and Faculty engagement is a large part of what makes Donlon special, and we have a large faculty and community involvement, from Community Dinners, Apple Picking, Hikes and Trips.

Donlon Hall Council

Donlon Hall council is a way to get involved in creating programs for the hall, advocating for student's needs within the hall and make a difference within Donlon over the year.

Donlon Library

Donlon has a recently renovated library that also serves as a great study spot.

Community Living Standards

In order to establish a safe and inclusive community, all residence halls abide by the Community Living Standards, which provide guidelines for acceptable behavior in our community.

Theater-style multipurpose room

Designated lounge space to watch TV.


On each floor, you will find, 90-92 residents, 3 Residential Advisors, Mens/Womens/Gender Neutral Bathrooms, communal kitchens, and TV/Study lounge with a TV with Fire Stick!

Elevator and Accessibility

Donlon has a ramp near the main entrance and host two elevators for residential use.

Warm Climate

While Donlon can run warm in the summer and early fall, the formal lounge and library are air conditioned spaces!