Thomas Merton Hall


Merton HallLocated 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.
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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

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

Meet the Staff

‌Merril Jones Jr.
Residence Hall Director
Tel: 203-416-3418

  • Sarah Kosha (SRSA)
  • Erika Borras
  • Olivia Catania
  • Martin Gustafsson
  • Hector Gutierrez
  • Kyle Horsa
  • Megan Keane
  • Savannah Lodge
  • North Runk
  • Jillian Wroth
  • Taylor Zeller

Thomas MertonWho is Thomas Merton?

A 20th Century American Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton is best known for his mystical writings and attention to social justice issues. Among his most important works are the Seven Storey Mountain and No Man is an Island.

"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another."

Learn more about Thomas Merton