Located at 129 E. 13th Street, Lichty Hall was part of the Fraternity Dormitory Complex built in 1962, housing members of the Knickerbocker Fraternity. It was renamed in 1975 in honor of Elizabeth Lichty, a former Dean of Women Students and Professor of French from 1939-1947.
Lichty Hall is home to 48 residents and the forming Day1 STEM research community. This is an exciting new partnership that connects students academic, research and social lives living in community. This is a co-educational program for first-year students who opt into this program and will have close connections to faculty, research assistants, and Hall staff (RD and RA).
Lichty is furnished with 80"-long twin beds that can be bunked or used as separate beds. The floors are tiled but you can put carpet or rugs down. The rooms are furnished with two beds, desks with chairs, and two dressers. Blinds are furnished on windows. There are also telephone and internet connections available in each room. A computer lab, laundry room, and lounges are also found in Lichty.
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Biographical Information about Elizabeth Lichty
Rev. Stephanie Smith
Lichty Hall Resident Director, Hope College
First Reformed Church of Holland
I grew up mostly in Kokomo, Indiana and graduated in 2008 from Taylor University with degrees in Christian Educational Ministries and Psychology. In August 2008 I moved to Hope College to begin working as the Resident Director of Van Vleck Hall. In December 2008 my now-husband graduated from Hope, and a week later we got married. In the fall of 2009 both Brandon and I began studying at Western Theological Seminary in the Master of Divinity program, in May 2013 we graduated, and in June 2013 we were ordained as Ministers of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church of America. We are currently serving at First Reformed Church of Holland as Associate Pastors of Young Adults and Young Families. After five good years in Van Vleck Hall, in 2013 we moved to Lichty Hall, which we also love. My favorite hobbies include doing anything outdoors (hiking, cross country skiing, running, biking, etc.), dancing, reading, thought-provoking movies, and hot beverages. Last but certainly not least, Brandon and I absolutely love our little Bichon Frise named Emme, who you can find most days chasing squirrels in the Pine Grove.
Why we love Lichty Hall:
Lichty Hall is special because it is the smallest co-ed hall on campus. We have a tight-knit community with a diverse range of students, and we're also very integrated into the South Side community (which includes Wyckoff, Scott, and Kollen Halls).