Lyon Tower is named after Harriet Lyon, the first female graduate of West Virginia University. Known affectionately as “Towers,” the ERC is a group of four connected residence halls: Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, and Lyon. Located on the Evansdale campus, the ERC is a short PRT ride from the downtown campus or Health Sciences Center, and is close to the Engineering buildings. The Student Recreation Center is right outside your door! Almost 1,800 male and female students live in this complex, which shares a central lobby and dining hall. The halls feature single, double, and triple rooms with community bathrooms.
All rooms are air-conditioned and carpeted, with laundry rooms, community bathrooms, and lounges on each floor. The complex includes tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a post office, craft center, campus bookstore, academic resource center with free tutoring, computer center, and classrooms, along with a sandwich and coffee shop. You are within walking distance of many classroom buildings, the Coliseum, Milan Puskar Stadium (home of Mountaineer Field), grocery stores and restaurants, and the Creative Arts Center.
Overseen by Resident Faculty Leader, Dr. Cynthia Bess and the Residence Hall Coordinator, the residential college focuses on the overall student through empowerment, engagement, and true community. The Lyon Tower staff continues to encourage academic and personal integrity, practice civic responsibility, foster life long learning, have respect for dignity and diversity, and value the wisdom and culture of Mind, Body, Spirit, and our True Community.