Built in 1958, refurbished in 2008

In 1933, Bennette Eugene Geer was nominated for President. Geer received the A.B. degree in 1896 and then taught at Furman. He became a professor of English and then the dean of Faculty in 1907. Geer resigned from teaching and was president of Judson Mills prior to his short tenure as Furman president. He restructured the curriculum and focused on building a stronger relationship with the community. The University experience financial concerns and his presidency has been described as turbulent. However, prior to becoming President, Geer helped secure the Duke endowment. He resigned in 1938.

Floor Layout

Geer Base | Geer 100 | Geer 200 | Geer 300
*Diagrams in the floor layouts are not to scale.

Floor Space

Singles: 9' x 12'
Doubles: 14' x 15'
Triples: 14' x 15' (includes a built-in dresser, additional built-in closet and bunked beds)

Closet Space

Singles: 3' x 4'6" (1)
Doubles: 3' x 4'6" (2)

Window Dimensions:

Singles: 4'4" wide x 6'3" high
Doubles: 7'9" wide x 6'3" high

Other Dimensions

Desk: 42"w x 24"d x 30"h (natural finish)
Mattress: 36" x 80" (extra-long twin)
Dresser: 30"w x 24"d x 30"h (natural finish)


There is a hall bath equipped with private showers and dressing areas.

Other Details

  • 2 extra-long single beds (mostly debunkable)
  • 2 desks
  • 2 desk chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 1 lavatory sink with medicine cabinet
  • Closets in the double rooms have adjustable shelving, drawer, and hanging rod system
  • Venetian blinds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Overhead light
  • Large open-air porch located at the end of each building
  • Study rooms located on ground floor of Geer and Poteat residence halls
  • Each room is equipped with a Microfridge (combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit)
Geer Base.pdf

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