Griffin South

Welcome to Griffin Hall South! Construction of this 304-bed residence hall began in 2012 and included input from students, staff, faculty and administrators to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students.

Suite and Semi-Suite Rooms

Residents of this hall live in four-person suite and semi-suite rooms.  Each unit provides the residents with two, two-person bedrooms, a shared bathroom, dual sinks, small storage lockers and a storage closet. Those in suites will also have a living room furnished with a sofa, chairs, side tables and a small dinette set. Windows in the building stretch from floor to ceiling providing residents with an abundance of natural lighting. Griffin Hall provides students with a variety of spaces in which to study quietly or with a group, it can all happen in this vibrant atmosphere. 

Executive-In-Residence Lounge

Griffin South is home to the Executive-in-Residence lounge on its ground floor, where students can meet one-on-one with successful alumni who come back to campus for the purpose of connecting with and mentoring current Boilermakers. The program began in 2014 and continues to grow in popularity. 

Starbucks & Third Street Market

You'll also find Starbucks and Third Street Market located on the first floor of Griffin South. Whether you need a coffee to get going in the morning or need to pick up a snack for a busy day of classes, you'll love having these two spots conveniently situated right downstairs. 

The "Griffin" seal was introduced in 1895 by Abby Phillips Lytle, then head of the art department. She was asked to design the third seal, which contained the slanted shield with uncial lettering and the winged griffin. Assistant Professor of the School of Creative Arts Al Gowen developed a new, more stylized version in 1968. This version is still used today and represents three permanent aims of the university: education, research and service.

History of the Purdue Griffin Seal (Courtesy of Purdue University Libraries)

Room Types

Griffin South Semi-Suite Floor Plan illustration

DIMENSIONS - Per Bedroom 

  • Width: 12'-8"
  • Length: 12'-3"
  • Closets
    • Width: 40"
    • Depth: 24"

FEATURES 

  • Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Desks with Desktop Organizers and chairs
  • 2 Beds or Lofted Beds per bedroom with standard mattresses: 77 inches long x 36 inches wide x 7 inches tall (or long mattress: 89” x 36” x 7” - must be 6’4” or taller to request, filled on first come, first serve basis. Usually limited to 15-20 per hall)
  • 4 Dressers or 4 Dressers
  • 1 built-in desk light for each desk
  • Cable TV connection
  • Network connection
  • Blinds
  • Waste basket & recycling container
  • Mop sink room (one per floor)

Griffin South Suite Floor Plan illustration

DIMENSIONS

  • Bedrooms
    • Length: 12'-3"
    • Width 12'
  • Closet
    • Width: 40"
    • Depth: 24"
  • Living Room
    • Width: 10'-11"
    • Depth: 18'-5"

FEATURES 

  • Living Room
    • Sofa
    • Side Chair
    • Corner Table
    • Coffee Table
    • TV Stand: (TV not included)
    • Study Table
    • Study Chairs
  • Shared Bathroom
  • 4 Desks with Desktop Organizers and chairs
  • 2 Beds or Lofted Beds per bedroom with standard mattresses: 77 inches long x 36 inches wide x 7 inches tall (or long mattress: 89” x 36” x 7” - must be 6’4” or taller to request, filled on first come, first serve basis. Usually limited to 15-20 per hall)
  • 4 Dressers or 4 Dressers
  • 1 built-in desk light for each desk
  • Cable TV connection
  • Network connection
  • Blinds
  • Waste basket & recycling container
  • Mop sink room (one per floor)

Griffin South Hall