Martin-Schexnider is named after two previous Chancellors at Winston-Salem State University. One of the two towers of the residence hall is named for Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr., who served as chancellor from 2000 until 2006. The other tower is named for Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider, who was chancellor from 1996 until 2000.
Martin-Schexnider Residence Hall is a 44,000 square foot, 227 bed, two tower “pod” concept facility. A one story connector building links the two towers with common space for all residents, including a classroom for group resident instruction in a living learning community.
Martin-Schexnider is co-ed by floor. Each floor of each tower contains 16 or 17 double-occupancy student rooms, two shared bathrooms and a common living space. The rooms are approximately 11 feet by 17 feet in size with two built-in closets. Students have wood vinyl plank flooring and ¾ height loftable furniture including a chest of drawers, a desk and a twin XL bed.
- Number of floors (Martin Tower): 4
- Number of floors (Schexnider Tower): 3
- Number of rooms: 117
- Capacity: 227
- Elevator: Yes
- Air Conditioning: Yes
- Study Rooms: Yes
- Kitchen Access: Yes, on the first floor
- Laundry Facilities: Yes, in each Pod
- North: Alumni House
- South: Moore Hall
- West: S.G. Atkins House
- East: Atkins Hall