Campus Facilities

The DCC campus encompasses 130 scenic acres in the town of Poughkeepsie. Eleven principal buildings make up the college facilities, including a suite-style residence hall. For more information about living on campus, click here. Community not-for-profit organizations interested in renting space at the college should contact Allison Miller at or by phone at (845) 431-8685.

BOWNE HALL (B): (built in the early 1900s) This building houses administrative offices, including the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, the Dean of Administration, the Business Office, the Office of Communications and Public Relations, the DCC Foundation, the Office of Community Services and Special Programs (OCS), and classrooms and conference space for training programs offered to local companies and agencies through OCS.

CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (CBI): (built in 1988) This building provides classroom and laboratory space for the Computer Information Systems program; offices, classrooms and labs for the Nursing program; and two large television studios and other production facilities for the Communication and Media Arts program. Also housed in CBI are the Telecommunications and Instructional Media Department, and Information System offices.  

CONKLIN HALL (built in 2011-2012): Suite-style residence hall housing 467 students. Featuring a multi-purpose atrium, lounges on each floor, state-of-the-art security as well as geothermal heating and cooling, this 132,000 square-foot building is designed for student safety, comfort and convenience.

DRUMLIN HALL: (built in 1976) The Louis Greenspan cafeteria, which seats 800, is located in this building along with the Faculty/Staff Dining Room.

DUTCHESS HALL (D): (built in 1963) Dutchess Hall is the main campus student center building and it contains the Office of Student Activities, the Francis U. Ritz Lounge, student government offices, the James and Betty Hall Theatre, and the Quiet Study Lounge. It also contains the Music department, classrooms and practice rooms, and faculty offices for the Department of Performing, Visual Arts and Communications. In addition, the College Bookstore, which sells textbooks, educational supplies, and selected merchandise is housed here.

FALCON HALL (F): (built in 1966) This building houses classrooms, the College gymnasium, dance studio, and other activity areas designed for health and physical education instruction. It also houses the Phil Arnold Fitness Center and the offices of the athletic director.

HUDSON HALL (H): (built in 1975) includes classrooms and faculty offices for the following departments: Behavioral Sciences; English and Humanities; and History, Government and Economics; Academic Services is located on the third floor, as is the Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz Library and the W. Eugene Smith Permanent Collection, the largest permanent collection of Smith's photographs on display in the country.

LOUIS GREENSPAN DAY CARE CENTER: (opened in 1975) provides quality, affordable care to children of DCC students, staff and faculty. It serves as an observation and internship facility for students in DCC's Early Childhood associate degree and Early Childhood Caregiver certificate programs.

ORCUTT STUDENT SERVICES CENTER (SSC): (built in 1964) includes all student service functions including Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Counseling, the Educational Opportunity Program, Accommodative Services, Student Accounts, the office of the Registrar, and the office of the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management.

TACONIC HALL (T): (built in 1963) provides classrooms and laboratories for instruction as well as faculty offices for the following departments: Business Technologies; Behavioral Sciences; and Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Technologies.

ALLYN J. WASHINGTON CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ART (W): (built in 1999) This facility houses state-of-the-art science, mathematics and art classrooms and faculty offices. The Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery - which exhibits student and faculty work as well as the work of regional, national, and international artists - is also located here.