Shelton Hall (Boston University)

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Coordinates: 42°21′1″N 71°5′49″W / 42.35028°N 71.09694°W / 42.35028; -71.09694


Shelton Hall (now Kilachand Hall) is one of eight large buildings at Boston University that serve as dormitories. Located at 91 Bay State Road, the building has nine floors and a capacity of 418 students. Living quarters are divided into four- and five-person suites, and a few private doubles. The ninth floor consists of a study lounge that provides an impressive view of Boston and the Charles River as well as Fenway Park. There is no longer a dining hall in Shelton. The closest dining hall for students who live in the lower Bay State Road area is now 100 Bay State.

The building was constructed in 1923 as one of the first Sheraton hotels. Above the entrance the name "Sheraton" can still be seen engraved in the concrete. In 1954, Boston University bought the hotel and changed its name to Shelton Hall.[1]

Students like the building for its quiet atmosphere. In 1953, playwright Eugene O'Neill died in suite 401 on the fourth floor. In his honor, the fourth floor was named a specialty housing area called the Writer's Corridor. In 2010, the building was renamed Kilachand Hall, in accordance with the creation of the Kilachand Honors College. For this, the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors were made into a specialty housing area for students in the honors college. School folklore holds that the building is haunted by the playwright. Lights on this floor are dimmer and the elevators randomly stop at the fourth floor.[2]

In addition to the Writer’s Corridor, Shelton Hall is also home to Boston University’s honors college. Freshman students in the honors college live in Shelton, and the honor’s college’s offices are located on the first floor; there are a few classrooms there as well.


  1. ^ "One Address, Many Stories". BU Today.
  2. ^ "Haunted by Eugene O'Neill". BU Today.

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