DICKEY WOOD HALL
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Dickey Wood's two eight-story halls have both general housing floors and three community floors which serve residents with shared interests or lifestyles. Seventh floor Wood is a 24-hour quiet floor, which has special sound-proofed walls for those students who like a quiet environment. Sixth Wood is the Rainbow Floor, which is a gender-neutral floor which seeks to celebrate and support the LGBTQ and Allied community at USM. Outdoor Adventure Floor residents live on first Wood and take part in outdoor adventure activities such as white water rafting, hiking, and rock climbing while learning about group dynamics and leadership.
Dickey Hall and Wood Hall are joined by a low, central core building, where you will find the resident assistant staff office, resident director apartment, guest restrooms and an open lobby with Ping-Pong table, vending machines, flat screen television and lounge. Each residential floor is comprised of an open circulation common area, off of which are four quads of four rooms each. Each single gender quad has two good sized double rooms, two single rooms and a bathroom. There is an open-door policy in Dickey Wood and students are rewarded for participation. The basement is home to “The Barn", a study space and common kitchen for residents' use. Next door to The Barn is the laundry room. The hall also has its own Facebook page.
Every room has a built-in closet, desk and chair, dresser, and regular twin bed for each occupant, and a micro-fridge. Every room also has cable tv and high speed internet hookups. Each quad shares a bathroom.
Dickey Wood is a socially active hall which hosts such events as a Halloween Penthouse Party/Dance, a carnival, BBQs, movie nights, a flag football tournament, pumpkin painting, a Ping-Pong tournament. A “Star Resident” of the hall is awarded every other week.
Known as "The Towers", this residence hall was opened in 1970 but was not formally dedicated and named until 1973. Edna F. Dickey taught History at Gorham from 1945 to 1972, and was also Dean of Women from 1945 to 1969, helping the unversity navigate a period of tremendous change both in society and on college campuses — from the days of parietals to co-educational halls. Esther E. Wood, who served from 1930 to 1973, was a well respected professor of the Social Sciences.
Dickey Wood is in close proximity to the baseball and softball fields and the Costello Sports Complex which makes this hall very convenient for athletes and health-minded students looking to utilize the fitness center. A large parking lot is readily accessible.
WHY IS DICKEY WOOD A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE?
It is a great place to live because of the diverse, active community.