Located on South Campus, Katharine and St. Monica Halls are "twin," four-story residences that opened in 1985. Katharine Hall traditionally houses 160 students in double 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.
- Air Conditioned
- Wireless Internet
- Cable Television
- Tile Floor (rooms)
- Carpeted Floor (hallways)
- Lounge on each floor
- Laundry Room on 1st floor
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)
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.
Converted Triple Rooms
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.
This is an example of a loft bed. A desk and dresser fit conveniently under the loft to create more space in the room.