Graham Shimmield Residence Hall

Residence Hall building from the outside

The Graham Shimmield Residence Hall, a 15,000-square-foot facility that opened on our campus in 2017, is located just a short walk from our laboratory. Overlooking the Damariscotta River, Shimmield Hall was funded by a grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation and a matching gift from an anonymous donor.

Offering both dormitory rooms and apartments, Shimmield Hall provides beautiful and eco-friendly housing to visiting program participants, students, and scientists. Energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, and respect for the surrounding environment are all embodied by the modern design, which blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces. A 264-panel solar array that was included in the construction of the facility generates more than enough energy to power, heat, and cool the building.

The two-story structure houses a communal student kitchen and social area, adaptable meeting space, recreation areas, fitness room, and laundry facilities. To get more information or book a stay, please email

Residence hall dormitory


  • 32 dorm beds, two per room
  • Arranged in quads with 1 shared bathroom per 2 rooms
  • Two shelves, desks, chairs, and closet space in each room
  • Fully equipped communal kitchen
Recidence hall apartments


  • One two-bedroom apartment and three studio apartments
  • Fully equipped private kitchens
  • Private bathrooms
  • Shelves, desks, chairs, and closet space in each room
Recidence hall dining area

Common Amenitites

  • Onsite parking
  • Fitness room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Adaptable meeting space
  • Three-minute walk to laboratory building

Photos courtesy of Robert Benson Photography