Buchanan-Droke Hall

About Buchanan-Droke Hall

First known as Buchanan House and Droke House, the two names were later combined to form Buchanan-Droke Hall. Buchanan House was named for Dr. John L. Buchanan, the first president of the University of Arkansas. He served as President from 1894 until his death in 1902. Buchanan House was built and opened in 1955. Droke House was named for George Wesley Droke, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences until his death in 1925. Droke was an institution at the University for almost 50 years.

Buchanan-Droke is a three-story female freshmen residence hall with a large community room on the ground floor. Student rooms each have a ceiling fan, a window unit air conditioner, wireless network access and a cable outlet. Room dimensions are typically 12'-7" (W) X 13'-4" (L).

The graduate assistant apartment and front desk operation for the Buchanan-Droke, Gladson-Ripley area are located in Buchanan-Droke Hall.

Room Rates

Note: Room rates shown are for the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 academic year. Rates are based on availability of space. Rates shown have been Approved by the Board of Trustees.

Hall Features

  • Room for 101 female students
  • Ceiling fans
  • Moveable furniture
  • Refurbished in 2010
  • Window unit air conditioner

Typical Double-Room Dimensions

Room Layout
Buchanan-Droke Room Layout
  • Unless noted, measurements are L x W x H
  • Bedrooms are approximately 13'4" deep and 12'7" wide
  • Individual rooms may vary
  • Door-side Bed: Regular twin: 36″ W x 75″ L
  • Window-side Bed: Long twin: 36″ W x 80″L
  • 2 Pedestal desks (42" x 24" x 30")
  • 2 Desk chairs (23" x 21" x 33")
  • 2 Wardrobes (36" x 24" x 72")
  • 2 Chests of drawers (30" x 24" x 30")
  • Window with blinds (89" W x 53" H)
  • Each bedroom has wireless network access and a networked smoke detector

Floor Plans

Hall Floor Plan
Buchanan-Droke Ground Floor - Click for larger view
Hall Floor Plan
Buchanan-Droke 1st Floor - Click for larger view
Hall Floor Plan
Buchanan-Droke 2nd Floor - Click for larger view


Distance from other campus locations

Buchanan-Droke Hall is a...

  • 4 minute walk to the B.A. bldg./Kimpel Hall
  • 3 minute walk to Brough Dining Hall
  • 6 minute walk to the Student Union/Library
  • 9 minute walk to Old Main
  • 2 minute walk to the HPER bldg
  • 8 minute walk to the Poultry Science bldg
  • 8 minute walk to Bell Engineering


See Buchanan-Droke on the full campus map.

Front Desk

Telephone: 479-718-2996

Physical Address

129 N. Garland St.
Fayetteville, AR

Mailing Address

129 N. Garland St.
Fayetteville, AR

Mail pick-up is from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Buchanan-Droke Hall handles mail for Gladson-Ripley and Walton Halls.

Hall Closing Schedule

Buchanan-Droke will close for Winter and Spring Breaks.

Visiting Hours

Sunday - Thursday

8:00 am until 2:00 am

Friday - Saturday

8:00 am until 3:00 am