Wiley Hall opened in 1958 and is a hall made up of standard rooms. Wiley Hall's mission is to provide quality out of the classroom experiences where you can develop life skills through programming and community outreach opportunities. Here, you can connect with active Faculty Fellows and our dynamic Residential Life staff, as well as student leaders from all levels. If you are someone who wants to make a positive impact and contribute to the greater good... join us! 


Wiley Hall was named for Harvey W. Wiley, who became the first professor of Chemistry at Purdue in 1874. His research focused on sorghum culture and sugar chemistry with the goal of helping the U.S. develop a strong domestic sugar industry, according to his biography on the FDA website. He later served as chief chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and earned the title, "Father of the Pure Food and Drugs Act." In the latter part of his career, Wiley ran the laboratories of Good Housekeeping Magazine and initiated its famous "Seal of Approval" program.


Wiley Hall is located along Martin Jischke Drive, across from the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center and adjacent to Wiley Dining Court. Slayter Hill, Krach Leadership Center and several retail dining locations are also nearby. Plus, it's just a short walk to the heart of the academic side of campus.

A/C Alternative

While no air conditioning may be a deal-breaker for some, there is a great alternative our students utilize to not only cool off their space but also, to meet their neighbors! With two box fans in the windows, one facing in and one facing out, and having the door open across the hall, students can create a breezy, cool space while meeting new friends in the process! Although the student rooms are not air conditioned, remember all common areas have central A/C so there is always a place to cool off if you need to.


Room Types

Wiley Standard Layout Floor Plan Illustration


  • Width: 14'
  • Length: 16'
  • Closet A
    • Width: 4'
    • Depth: 2'
  • Closet B
    • Width: 4'
    • Depth: 1'-8"

Please note: illustrations are approximate. Please contact the hall for details regarding your specific room.


  • Desk with desktop organizer and chair per occupant.
  • Bed or lofted bed with standard mattress per occupant: 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).
  • Dresser per occupant.
  • Closets.
  • One desk light for each desk.
  • Towel bars.
  • Network connection.
  • Curtains.
  • Waste basket.
  • Mop sink room (one per floor).

Wiley Hall