Elizabeth Hall

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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 prayer room and the Heritage Room, which tells the story of the school’s history.

Resident Director: Cecilia Starrs

Cecilia Starrs

This is Cecilia Starrs' first year as a full time Resident Director serving in Elizabeth Hall. Cecilia is originally from Manassas, Virginia and left the East Coast to pursue higher education and catholic formation at Benedictine College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in professional philosophy. Being captivated by the rolling fields and the thriving catholic community, Cecilia has happily not left the Midwest since. After college, Cecilia served as an Interim Resident Director at Benedictine College and fell in love with the position to create a home and further formation for students through Residence Life. Cecilia is very thankful for the education and community that Benedictine College has given her and hopes to give back this year. 

Hall Features

  • Appliances: The kitchen in Elizabeth Hall is equipped with an oven, microwave, and full-size refrigerator. The kitchen is open to all residents. 
  • Bathrooms: Each suite has its own bathroom, which includes a private shower. The two lofts have three bathrooms each.
  • Furniture Supplied:
    • Bunk Beds
    • Two desks
    • One dresser
    • Two desk chairs
    • Some suits have kitchenette tables, TV stands, and end tables. 
  • 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.
  • Lofts: No lofts are allowed.
  • Lounges: The main lounge is located on the first floor. There are study lounges on each floor.
  • Recreation: There is a foosball table, table tennis, and board games available to checkout in the RA office.
  • Room Dimensions: 10 x 12 is the average room size, variations exist. Two six person suites are available to students as well.
  • Security: The hall runs on a key card system that allows students in and out of the building. Each room door is hard key access.