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Location, location, location.
Slocum Hall is a co-ed 1st year residence hall. The capacity of this building is 44 beds with a support staff of 3 RA’s. Singles and doubles are offered as housing options. The building is also home to the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC).
One reason Slocum Hall is a popular place to live is its proximity to the Henry Student Center. Very nice when you want to eat, attend a concert, or just socialize. Another reason is the close-knit atmosphere that seems to form in this dorm.
Some Slocum residents take part in our Learning Communities program. They not only live together, but also take common classes. The faculty from those classes become an integral part of academic and dorm life.
If you were at Wilkes in the late '60s or early '70s you might remember Slocum as the "no name" dorm because it remained unnamed for several years after being acquired by Wilkes College in 1968.
The building was finally named to honor Frances Slocum, a Wilkes-Barre native who was kidnapped by Native Americans at the age of five, and lived with them until her death. Another Wilkes building, which stood at 115 South Franklin Street, had been named for Ms. Slocum until it was demolished in the mid-1970s.
The current Slocum Hall, located midway between South and Ross Streets, was built circa 1890, as a double house. The home underwent major alterations in the early 1900s, including the addition of an extension to the back of the home.