Keeton House was designed to support a vibrant intellectual resident community. Keeton House has two main residential areas, Keeton-North and Keeton-South, which are connected by the main lobby on the first floor. The residents of Keeton House have full access to both areas. The Dining Hall in the Ground floor is open to the larger Cornell community during public hours.
A floor color is designated to every floor in Keeton House, which corresponds to the student staff (either a Graduate Resident Fellow or an undergraduate Student Assistant) living on that floor. Floor colors are used often to group residents for various House Programs.