Shearer Hall is the premiere living facility at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Completed in 2006, this building houses more than 300 residents, in apartment style suites, with an adjacent outdoor volleyball court and half-sized basketball sport-court. Most suites have four separate bedrooms surrounding a living room space and kitchenette, equipped with a full sized refrigerator and built-in microwave. Bedrooms have individual closets, locking doors, and are fully carpeted. Each bedroom space has its own cable television connection, in addition to the living room space. There is plenty of cabinet space for storage of dry goods, and each suite has its own heat/air thermostat. There are also a limited number of two bedroom suites. The u-shaped building surrounds a recreation courtyard area and a “great-room” off the lobby with a flat-screen television, baby-grand classical piano, full-scale kitchen with an oven and stove-top, and group meeting space. The lobby space can be used to relax, watch television with friends, play video or board games, or use the pool table. Recreational and utility items can be checked out through Residence Life staff stationed in the lobby areas at various posted times throughout the day and evening. These items include pool cues, board games, vacuum cleaners, and brooms.
Each wing of each floor of the building has an individual lock – separating it from the residents of the rest of the facility and providing additional security. There is a central elevator for easier access to each floor, and the building is equipped with a state-of-the-art fire suppression and fire alarm system – with smoke detectors and fire sprinklers throughout the facility. Residents of Shearer Hall are treated to easier mail access, as their student mail is delivered right to their lobby mailboxes by the campus post-office – it is the only building on campus with this service.
Although primarily a facility reserved for upperclassmen, there is space reserved in Shearer Hall for freshmen students on a first come-first served basis.
Typical Room Measurements
- Room Dimension:
Approx 10′ X 11′
- Shower opening: standard bathtub/shower curtain
80″ (Extra Long) Windows: 42″ wide