Completed in 1991 the building offers an alternative concept in housing for students. The rooms are arranged in clusters, three on each floor, with both double and single rooms. Each cluster has a common room and each floor has either laundry or kitchen facilities. The top floor is a large study/social lounge with fireplace, kitchen, and conference room. The hall is connected to upper campus via a 116-foot skyway.
Farwell Hall is named for Elwin D. Farwell, president of the college.
The building was renovated in 2000 to update the rooms with wireless internet and better wall connections.