Aquinas Hall's exterior


Entrance to Cretin Residence Hall.
Year Rate
Single $6,602
Double $5,042

Cretin Hall, located on south campus, is the university's most historic hall. Built in 1895 and remodeled in 1989, Cretin houses more than 100 students on five levels.

Seventy-five percent of Cretin accommodations are two-person suites consisting of a living room (9' x 13') and bedroom (7' x 13') with 8'6" ceilings. Smaller single-person suites are also available on the 5th floor.

Cretin Hall is uniquely divided into a bedroom and living room area. Cretin Hall is located next to Grace Hall and overlooks the south campus grounds.

What is the best part about living in Cretin?

"The two rooms are very convenient. If Brandon needs to stay up late, I can still go to bed. And it's nice when one of us wants to sleep in." -Wyatt

Why did you choose to live in Cretin?

Wyatt: "I toured it and liked it. I heard it was nice from an older brother."
Brandon: "I'm a musician and I liked how close it was to the practice rooms and music classes."


Cretin Floorplan, 2 rooms; 9'0" by 13'7" and 7'0" by 13'7"
This floorplan represents a typical room layout.


Common areas include a service desk, computer room, recreation area, kitchenette, laundry room and recreation and TV areas.

Community bathrooms with private shower stalls are located on each floor.

Each student is provided a bed, dresser, closet or wardrobe, desk and desk chair; all furniture is movable. All rooms are carpeted.


2 BED Bunkbed
DK Desk
DR Dresser
W Wardrobe




Traditions - Cretin Halloween 1

Each Halloween, Cretin Hall is transformed into the scariest haunted house you’ve ever seen.


Map of the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus


Housing applications are provided to newly accepted students by the Admissions office. Speak to your Admissions Counselor for further information. A $200 deposit is required to request housing space and is also handled by your Admissions Counselor. Housing is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed by the university. Preference information is collected in April for the following fall and students are notified of their housing assignment at the end of June.

Accepted students can begin the enrollment processes by visiting the Accepted Student page.