Residence Halls

Misericordia University offers a variety of housing options for students who wish to share in the invaluable experience of living in community. Our communities are built on respect, common courtesy and responsibility.

The University manages eight residential facilities: Alumnae Hall, Gildea Hall, MacDowell Hall, McGowan Hall, McHale Hall, the Townhouse Complex, two houses on Lake Street and our Graduate Housing facility, the Machell Ave. Residence.

Since all of our residential facilities are either on or very close to campus, they provide unparalleled access to University activities and resources.

One of the most significant ways to involve yourself in your new community is through the Residence Hall Association. This is a consortium of residents in your hall / house who help organize and coordinate building activities. Meal plans are required of all students living on campus. First year students are always assigned to the traditional halls prior to their arrival. All upper class students are able to select their rooms and roommates through a Lottery Selection Process that is held in April.

Alumnae Hall

Renovated in 2008, Alumnae Hall is a traditional co-ed standard double room residence that houses first year and upper class students. Standing three floors, Alumnae is connected to McGowan Hall where students share modern recreational lounges, study areas and a full kitchen facility.

This residence is equipped with air conditioning and elevator access with washers and dryers located in the basement.

Rooms are equipped with individual sinks, closets, dressers, desks, chairs, and beds. Cable and internet access are available in each room.

To view additional photos, check out the Alumnae Hall virtual tour stop.

Gildea Hall

Opened in 1995, Gildea Hall was designed as an residence option for upper class students. Rather than a standard double room, Gildea offers suites, co-ed by unit, and holding three, six, or seven occupants. Standing four floors, it is a modern facility equipped with air conditioning and elevator access.

Each suite contains a full bath, a common room, and several bedrooms with loftable furniture. In terms of occupancy, bedrooms are designed as singles, doubles, three person or quadruples. Each bedroom is equipped with cable and internet access, desks, wardrobe closets, and dressers.

Each of the four floors has a small lounge where students can gather for study or recreation. All lounges are equipped with a television and the third floor lounge offers a ping pong table. Directly across from the lounges is a community kitchenette. Washers are dryers are located in the basement.

To view additional photos, check out the Gildea Hall virtual tour stop.

MacDowell Hall

Michael and Tina MacDowell Hall is the newest dormitory hall on campus. MacDowell Hall is a 37,000-square foot, three-story structure near the North Gate of campus and across the parking lot from the Anderson Sports and Health Center. Michael and Tina MacDowell Hall offers 117 beds for student housing and three academic classrooms. MacDowell Hall offers three & five person apartment style living with full kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms. Three person apartments have one single and one double bedroom while five person apartments have one single and two double bedrooms.

McGowan Hall

McGowan Hall was dedicated and opened in the Spring of 2008. This residence is a modern double room facility for upper class students.

On the second and fourth floor a recreational lounge is located, equipped with a full size kitchen, couches, chairs, tables, a flat screen television, and a beautiful view of the center of campus. The third floor lounge contains all of the same amenities minus a full kitchen. Furnished study areas are also located on each floor. Each lounge is equipped with wireless internet access.

Bedrooms are double-standard with a private full bathroom, shared with the bedroom next door. Each bedroom is equipped with wardrobes, desks, dressers, beds, and a sink. Cable and internet access are available in each room.

McGowan Hall houses R.E.A.C.H. which is our special interest housing focusing on substance-free living as well as student wellness. R.E.A.C.H is housed on the 3rd and 4th Floors.

To view additional photos, check out the McGowan Hall virtual tour stop.

Machell Avenue Residence

The Machell Avenue Residence is located on our lower campus and is our Graduate Student Housing On-campus. Machell houses 17 Graduate Students and offers nine single rooms & four double rooms

The residence is air conditioned with cable and internet access, and has a full size kitchen, living room, five bathrooms, on-site laundry and parking.


Click here for more information on Graduate Housing.


To view additional photos, check out the Machell Avenue Residence virtual tour stop.

McHale Hall

McHale Hall is a traditional standard double room residence that houses first year students. It is co-ed by floor / wing and is equipped with air conditioning and elevator access.

The ground floor houses twenty seven residents, as well as the popular Fireside Lounge. Fireside was designed and built as a place of recreation and retreat for the residents. It houses a full kitchen, bathrooms for men and women, a big screen television, full size ping pong and air hockey tables, a library of games and puzzles, couches, chairs, and tables. The lounge also serves as a special place for student gatherings and Residence Life programming.

Each of the upper three floors holds both men and women with separate community bathrooms. Small study rooms and washers and dryers are available on each floor. The rooms are equipped with large closets, desks and dressers. Individual sinks are also located in all of the rooms on the second, third and fourth floors (except rooms 235, 335 & 435) Cable and internet access are available in each room.

To view additional photos, check out the McHale Hall virtual tour stop.

Townhouse Complex

Constructed on the south side of campus during the summers of 1989 and 1990, the eighteen individual townhouses make up the complex. Each townhouse has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living room, and a full kitchen. Typically, each house holds six upper class students.

Each townhouse is equipped with closet space, beds, desks, dressers, chairs, and more. Cable and internet access are available in each townhouse.

Behind each townhouse is a small patio area. The complex has central air conditioning and a full laundry facility.

To view additional photos, check out the Townhouse Complex virtual tour stop.

White House

Located just outside the arches on Lake Street is the White House. This

Misericordia owned and operated house on our Lower Campus next to Passan Hall provides a close and comfortable alternative to the other residence halls. It is a co-ed residence for upper class students.


The house offers the full amenities of a typical household, including two
bathrooms, a large kitchen with appliances, beds, dressers, desks,
couches, chairs, tables, laundry and more. Cable and internet access are available in each room.

To view additional photos, check out the White House virtual tour stop.

Yellow House

Located on Lake Street, the Yellow House is a very comfortable residence for four upper class students in our lower campus community. The house offers the full amenities of a typical household, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 full), a living room area , dining room and a full kitchen. Directly off the kitchen is a relaxing deck and a washer and dryer are located in the basement. This house has cable and internet access.

To view additional photos, check out the Yellow House virtual tour stop.

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