Burrow Hall houses student services, as well as the admission offices on campus. Students have access to the mailroom in Burrow, and can learn more about study abroad and internship opportunities in the International Studies and Career Services offices downstairs. Rhodes Express is also located in Burrow. There, students can do things like pay bills and have new keys made, and they can even buy tickets to Memphis-area events.
Rhodes students have a great range of living options on campus, each unique in design and layout, from the Spann Place Townhouses to our West Village apartments. Most residences house fewer than 100 students, and each has its own special features. While we require on-campus housing for the first two years, a large majority of students remain for the convenience, security, and social advantages of community living. Those living on campus enjoy laundry, parking, cable TV, and Wi-Fi at no additional cost. And since students’ key fobs provide access to all residences, they are free to enjoy the common areas in any hall, including study rooms, kitchens, lounges, social rooms with pool tables, and TVs.
Paul Barret Jr. Library
The Paul Barret Jr. Library is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in August of 2005. The facility, equipped for both wireless and wired technology, features a 24-hour study space and group study rooms, along with facilities for study and library collections. Also included in the Barret Library are areas for peer-tutoring and writing assistance, computer laboratories, the Digital Media Lab and Media Center.
Palmer Hall - Academic Building
Palmer Hall was the first academic building erected on the Rhodes College campus after it moved to Memphis in 1925. The building is home to classrooms, administrative offices, and the Hardie Auditorium, as well as the traditional Rhodes seal and the Hall of Fame.
Rhodes has two dining facilities on campus: The Catherine Burrow Refectory (“The Rat”) and The Lynx Lair. The Refectory is a cafeteria-style dining hall with a bakery, brick pizza oven, a cook-to-order food station, and a fireside lounge. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also have the Lynx Lair, located in the Bryan Campus Life Center. The pub-style casual dining venue offers deli items, quesadillas, salads, and more. The pub serves draft beer (proof of age required) in the afternoons and evenings.
Robertson Hall - Academics
Robertson Hall is a 54,674-square-foot, cutting-edge science facility. It houses four biology faculty and two chemistry faculty, with six teaching labs, five research labs, and three classrooms. Among the facilities’ other features are unique seating areas for student collaboration; custom-designed furniture, cabinets, and storage units; and a walk-in cold laboratory that allows experiments to be conducted at refrigerated temperatures.