Local food and literary stained glass
Along with Old Kenyon and its slender spire, Peirce Hall may be the College's most recognizable landmark, with its stone tower commanding attention from across the south campus. It is noteworthy, as well, for the striking character of some of its interior spaces.
Students enter the servery through a dramatic, glass-ceilinged atrium. The food stations offer a wide range of choices, from fresh stir-fries to pizzas baked in a stone-lined oven, from deli sandwiches and traditional grill items to salads filled with local produce. There are three large dining rooms: the magnificent Great Hall, where students eat their meals surrounded by stained-glass windows illustrating great works of American and British literature; a light-filled modern counterpart, Thomas Hall; and a downstairs room, Alumni Hall.
Accessibility Rating :
Both buildings are fully accessible. Two elevators serve both levels of Dempsey and all four floors of Peirce. The restrooms are fully accessible and equipped with automatic doors. The front entrance can be directly accessed from the side parking area, where there are two marked parking spaces.