Thomas Merton Hall


Thomas Merton Hall is named after Thomas Merton, who was ordained to the Priesthood in 1949 and given the name Father Louis. His writings focused on Social Justice and interfaith relations. Thomas Merton was monumental in strengthening the relationships between the Catholic Church and other religions.
Located in the heart of campus, Merton Hall houses over 300 first-year students in a traditional corridor style building. Staffed with 11 student Resident Success Assistants and 1 professional Residence Hall Director, Merton Hall is a great environment for first-year students to get to know each other and prepare for academic success.

Building Amenities
  • Over 300 first-year residential students
  • Shared kitchen space on each floor
  • Overnight security presence at the main entrance of the building
  • Card swipe entry at the main entrance
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Vending machines located throughout the building
  • Shared gender specific common bathrooms

Room Amenities

  • Double and Triple Occupancy
  • Window Coverings
  • Card Swipe Entry to the Room
  • Desks (One per resident)
  • Chairs (One per resident)
  • Adjustable bed (One per resident)*
  • Three Drawer Dresser (One per resident)
  • Clothes Armoire (One per resident)
  • Cable Television Jack (One per room)
  • Air Conditioning/Heating Unit
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Micro-fridge unit (One per room)

*Lofting equipment is available upon request through the Residential Life Staff

Additional Notes

Telephone lines are not provided in the rooms. Most students use their cell phone as their main mode of communication.

Meet the Staff

Becca Blackett

Rebecca Blackett
Residence Hall Director
Tel: 203-416-3418

Resident Success Assistants

  • William McNeil (SRSA)
  • Lily Dipaola
  • Chadd Ferro
  • Elias Gharios
  • Marissa Gomes
  • Christina Hafkemeyer
  • Alana Miller
  • Michelle Perrotta
  • Katie Pier
  • Zachary Ramirez
  • John Varsam

Events Calendar

8AM-4:30PM Travelers Accident Investigation Training - Public Safety
Graduate Student Computer Science Orientation for Late Spring
Full Calendar