Grace Hall is located on south campus and houses 135 women on five levels. Grace was built in the early 1900's in the shape of a railroad boxcar to honor James J. Hill, the owner of the Great Northern Railway and a University of St. Thomas donor. The hall was completely remodeled in 1989. Most Grace Hall units are 2-person suites (bedroom and living area) with adjoining bathroom (with two sinks) shared by another suite; some single rooms are available. Bedrooms and living areas range in size from 13.5'-15.5' deep by 7'-9' wide.
Why did you choose to live in Grace?
"I'm a music major and Grace is close to the music buildings. I also wanted the privacy given from having two rooms." -Katie
"I liked how close it was to the science and math buildings." -Megan
Common areas include a service desk, computer lab, study lounge, recreation area, kitchenette, laundry room and recreation and TV area. All furniture is moveable and each suite is carpeted and contains a microwave and refrigerator/freezer unit.
Grace Hall traditions include a weekly "South of the Border Night" on Thursdays and a Haunted House every Halloween with the residents of Cretin Hall.
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.