Local food and literary stained glass
Along with Old Kenyon and its slender spire, Peirce Hall may be the College's most recognizable landmark, with its stone tower commanding attention from across south campus. It is noteworthy, as well, for the striking character of some of its interior spaces.
Students enter the servery through a dramatic, glass-ceilinged atrium. The food stations offer a wide range of choices, from fresh stir-fries to pizzas baked in a stone oven, from deli sandwiches and traditional grill items to salads filled with local produce. There are three large dining rooms: the magnificent Great Hall, where students eat their meals surrounded by stained-glass windows illustrating great works of American and British literature; a light-filled modern counterpart, Thomas Hall; and a downstairs room, Alumni Hall. Together, the atrium, servery, and the Thomas and alumni dining rooms comprise Dempsey Hall.