Mary 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 and play Dance-Dance-Revolution, watch Monday Night Football, and have movie nights.
Donlon Hall also offers great leadership opportunities for its residents. The community has a very active Hall Council that organizes events ranging from volleyball tournaments to Donlon's own version of the World Series of Poker. Residents also have the opportunity to serve on the Judicial Board.
Donlon Hall rooms do not have air conditioning.
Christopher Schaffer, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the Faculty-in-Residence for Donlon Hall. He and his partner Nozomi Nishimura, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Faculty Fellow, live in an apartment in the building and regularly spend time with student members of the Donlon community.
In addition to Assistant Professor Nishimura, Professor of Immunology August Avery, Professor of Engineering Dexter Kozen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Veterinary Sciences Mark Rishniw, Visiting Professor of Biomedical Engineering Sylvie Lorthois, Assistant Professor of Services Marketing Howard Chong, Associate Professor of Food and Beverage Management Alex Susskind, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology John Parker, Professor of Mathematics Mike Stillman, Assistant Professor of Classics Courtney Roby, and Assistant Professor of Human Development Felix Thoemmes serve as Donlon's Faculty Fellows.