Katharine Hall

Located on South Campus, Katharine and St. Monica Halls are "twin," four-story residences that opened in 1985. Katharine Hall traditionally houses 160-200 male and female residents enrolled in the Art and Culture, Global Community, Environmental Leadership, or Healthy Living Learning Communities in double and converted triple rooms.

Katharine Hall is named in honor of Mother Katharine Mary Drexel (1858-1955), founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (1891). Having inherited a fortune from her banker father, Mother Katharine used it to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans.

Building Information

  • Air Conditioned
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cable Television
  • Tile Floor (rooms)
  • Carpeted Floor (hallways)
  • Lounge on each floor
  • Laundry Room on 1st floor

Room Information

Standard Double Room Furnishings

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Desks with bookshelf
  • 2 Desk chairs 
  • 2 Dressers
  • 2 Closets
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Full Length Mirror (on back of door)

Tripled Room Information

Tripled Room Furniture

  • Bunk Beds and Lofted Bed
  • 3 Desks and 3 Desk Chairs
  • 3 Dressers
  • 2 Closets

Special Notes

Closets do not have doors.  Students often bring tension rods with curtains or shower curtains to block view of closet from the rest of the room.  Closet door openings are 48". The closet shelf is 13" deep and approximately 24" from the top of the closet.

Double Rooms

Double Room
Double Room
Double Room

Converted Triple Rooms

Tripled Room
Each triple room includes 3 sets of furniture (bed, dresser, desk and chair). It includes a set of bunk beds and a loft bed, with two shared closets or wardrobes.
Tripled Room
This is an example of a loft bed. A desk and dresser fit conveniently under the loft to create more space in the room.
Katharine Hall

Click Below for Building Floor Plan

* Katharine_Hall.pdf
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