Carnegie Guest House

The Carnegie Guest House is a beautifully furnished retreat for campus and community guests with eight sleeping rooms featuring private baths and a complimentary continental breakfast. The Mitchell Parlor and the Drawing Room are utilized by guests and for special events and meetings throughout the year. The Guest House is a smoke-free facility.

The House served originally as the Carnegie Library, the benefactor of the building being the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, and was completed in 1910. In 1941 it was converted to a Guest House, but from 1972-1975 it served as the temporary College Union before undergoing major renovation and returning to service as the Carnegie Guest House in 1976.

Guest House Reservations


  • Mitchell Parlor: The parlor is named to recognize the generous support of Marcia Bell Mitchell, daughter of Samuel Henry Bell, class of 1870. In 1962, Mrs. Mitchell's bequest to the college was the largest to date by a single donor ($835,000), which she gave to honor her father.
  • Drawing Room


The Carnegie Guest House is located on 101 Dormitory Drive, accessible through the parking lot of the Cunningham Fine Arts Building off Main Street at Griffith Street. Parking areas are adjacent to the Guest House.