Durfee Hall has 46 rooms and can house 92 freshman and sophomore male students. The rooms come with a dresser that is built into the wall or two standing dressers, closet, and desks with a chair. The beds can be bunked. The floors have gray carpeting and there are blinds on the windows. There is a computer lab with 2 computers on each floor and internet connection available in each room. Durfee Hall has a game room with a pool table and ping-pong table, TV lounge and kitchen area. Also in the basement is one of two bike storage rooms, laundry room (five washers and dryers) and a large study room.
Biographical Information about Winifred
Durfee Hall RD
My name is Paul Klokkert and I am the Resident Director for Durfee Hall. I grew up in Holland before moving away to Central Michigan University to study Sports Management, and following that, I continued my education to pursue a graduate degree in Counseling at Appalachian State University. Over the past few years, I have worked as a Professional School Counselor and as a Resident Director. My faith, as well as the opportunity to move back "home" are a couple of the reasons why I jumped at the opportunity to return to West Michigan and to work with the amazing students at Hope College. In addition to living and working at Hope College, I also work for Grand Haven Area Public Schools.
Why we love Durfee Hall:
“One of the things that make Durfee unique is that it is the only all-male residence hall on campus. Durfee houses freshmen and sophomore students ranging in age mostly from 18-20. Durfee residents are involved in a variety of activities, including traditions such as Pull and Nykerk morale. There are athletes from various sports, including football, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, golf, and lacrosse. Strong relationships have been formed between the "men of Durf" and this has been accelerated by the open door environment that exists within this amazing community. One of the more popular traditions is "Club Durf," which is a dance party that occurs during Homecoming Weekend during the fall semester and again during the spring.”