Elizabeth Hall

Completed in 1893, Elizabeth Hall served as the original Abbey for the Benedictine monks. It first became used as a residence hall in 1929, when it was known as Freshman Hall. It was completely renovated in 2001.  Now called Elizabeth Hall in honor of Elizabeth Ferrell, it currently houses 152 women on four floors of uniquely stylized rooms, from lofts to suites to apartments. The structure also contains the state-of-the-art Tower Classroom, a meditation room and the Heritage Room, which tells the story of the school’s history.



Resident Director

Jenny Carter is from David City, Nebraska, and is the oldest of eight siblings, two of whom are current students at Benedictine College.  Jenny graduated in 2009 with degrees in Journalism and English.  As a student, she was involved in many organizations, including Student Ambassadors, RRL, SOAR, ADTF, X-Alt, and was the managing editor of the Raven Yearbook her senior year.  Jenny was a summer RA following her junior year and a summer RD following her graduation.  She is excited to be an active part of the Benedictine College family once again and looks forward to a great year in Elizabeth Hall.


Resident Assistants

Marisela (Sela) Barrera

Anne Jenkins

Anna McDonald

Rebeka (Beka) Stowe




There is a full kitchen that all students have 24 hour access to. Each room has a small refrigerator, two sinks, and a microwave.



Each room has its own bathroom. Typically, it is two persons to one bathroom.


Furniture Supplied

Bunk Beds
Two desks
One dresser
Two desk chairs

Handicap Accessible
Handicap rooms are available, as well as elevator access to each floor.

Laundry & Vending

There is a laundry room on the ground floor with six washers and dryers available 24 hours.  There is also a soda machine as well as a snack machine on the ground level.



No lofts are allowed.



The main lounge is located on the first floor. The lounge is twenty-four hours for both men and women.



There is a ping-pong table, foosball table, dart board, and random games in the office available for use.

Room Dimensions

10 x 12 is the average room size, variations exist. Two six person suites are available to students as well.



The hall runs on a key card system that allows students in and out of the dorm and floors.



Office  ext. 1044

Lounge  ext. 1160