Join us virtually for a heartwarming trip down memory lane at Chaudoin Hall, the place where it all began. Your cherished experiences and stories are an essential part of our university’s history, and we want to hear them!
- Late-night study sessions
- Weekend adventures with friends
- Professors who inspired and guided you
- The welcoming Chaudoin Hall community
Your stories define our history.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate our shared experiences.
Read some memories about Chaudoin Hall.
"The time we were there we got window air conditioning. A huge plus! I am glad to hear about elevators and ADA ramps. Maybe when it is finished, I can bring my daughter to see it. I am now totally wheelchair dependent due to a neurological disorder. A fun memory is making announcements via candle lighting and learning to sing "we are the girls of Chaudoin."
Mary Jane Blanchard
"This is awesome. I was on second south and loved my time there as a sophomore and lived on 3rd center in a single my last semester. Great historic building!"
Wendy Robinson Fernsell
"Chaudoin 1st North was my freshman hall in 1981-1982! So many great memories. My great-aunt lived there during her years at Stetson, and a local interior designer did a beautiful renovation of the lobby while I was there. Met some of my dearest lifelong friends there, and loved to sit on the front porch swings out front. Hope they are still there, Chaudoin Hall is a picture of southern architectural grandeur, and so glad she is being preserved!"
"My dorm '68-'72 2nd center, as RA and got the apartment behind the fireplace in '71 as co dorm "mother".LOVE Chaudoin. Even got to tour it with alumni staff and Tina Wolf-Wiley at our 50th in the Fall !!! Memories!"
Janice Baric Bartolotta
Built-in 1892, Chaudoin Hall is the oldest residential living and learning facility on Stetson’s DeLand campus. Named for W.N. Chaudoin, an early member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Chaudoin Hall is Stetson’s only all-female residence hall.
Hugely popular through the decades with students, the time came for a massive renovation. And it happened — from enhancements to increase comfort and safety to the addition of energy-efficient insulation, new HVAC and fire sprinkler systems, accessibility ramps and much more. The renovation work began in 2022 and was completed this fall. Plus, an elevator is coming this winter.
Make a Gift or Explore Naming Opportunities
Elevate Chaudoin Hall’s legacy! We’ve transformed it with modern comforts and safety features, but we need your support for the final touches. Your donation helps empower generations of Stetson women. Join us in preserving this historic gem. Give today to ensure Chaudoin Hall remains a nurturing home for years to come.
If you choose, you have the opportunity to name one of these spaces in Chaudoin Hall and leave your legacy. Current naming opportunities include the following: Front Porch, Front Lobby, Main Community Lounge, Parlor, Relaxation Lounge, Seminar Room, Kitchen Lounges and Study Rooms.
Chaudoin’s expansive front porch will soon feature porch swings and rocking chairs, with outdoor fans installed overhead.
- Room 129 | Center Lobby | 750 sq. ft. | $25,000
Visitors and those who call Chaudoin home will be greeted by soft lobby seating as well as the planned addition of a Stetson Women in History Wall.
Main Community Lounge
- Room 131 | Kitchen/Lounge | 900 sq. ft. | $75,000
The lounge will be equipped with a kitchen (including a stove/oven, refrigerator and sink), vending machines, countertop island and seating.
- Parlor | 1,400 sq. ft. | $100,000
Also known as the living room of Chaudoin, the main group room will feature soft seating, television and a white baby grand in a space that encourages students to spend time together.
- Room 120 | Group Room | 400 sq. ft. | $40,000
This new green relaxation space will offer students a place to relax and recharge. Features will include an electric fireplace, soft seating, faux greenery and two massage chairs. Floor pillows can be used for meditation.
- Room 133 | 550 sq. ft. | $20,000
This space will offer classroom-style seating, computer and projector/smart screen/television to support academics. It will accommodate students events and programming, including community meetings.
- Room 321 | Study Room | 175 sq. ft. | $10,000
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