103 Maple Street South, Northfield, Minnesota 55057

Watson Hall is a traditional residence hall with seven stories, making it the tallest building on campus. While this is a mixed community which houses all class years, Watson tends to house more upper-class students given its high percentage of available single occupancy rooms. The open lounges are popular places to hang out, and its unique quadrangle-style hallways are sure to generate some exciting in-hall games.

Watson has a large lobby lounge which overlooks Carleton’s Japanese Garden and Cowling Gymnasium. There is also a large basement space with areas for students to relax or play a game of foosball or ping pong. It is located just blocks away from a trailhead into Carleton’s natural lands, the Cowling Arboretum.

General Information


  • Laundry Facility located in basement
  • Full kitchen per floor
  • Large open floor lounge w/ TV
  • Large basement lounge & kitchen
  • Private study rooms in the basement
  • Ping Pong Table and Foosball Table in the basement lounge
  • Piano located on 1st floor in lobby lounge