Guadalupe Hall | Benedictine College

Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall

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Guadalupe Hall opened in the fall of 2014 as a 120 bed freshmen through senior residence hall. The building features 12 stars to represent Mary’s crown described in the Book of Revelation. Each floor has a Marian theme and is the newest hall on campus to have its own chapel, the St. Juan Diego Chapel. The building also features a one-of-a-kind Ash wood statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This residence hall is unique in its outdoor Mary’s Garden, which features a fountain and plants named for or associated with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Resident Director: Cristina Gonzales

Cristina Gonzalez

Hola! My name is Cristina Gonzalez, and it is a joy to serve the women of Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall, aka the “Guad squad” on campus!  I was born in Nicaragua, and raised in Steubenville, OH where I attended undergrad at Franciscan University, majoring in History & Human Life Studies.  I am passionate about building community and forming adults, the Catholic faith, the lives of the Saints, mission work, and getting to know people’s life stories!  I consider myself blessed to work for Residence Life at Benedictine College.  Go Ravens!

Room Dimensions

  • Room: 22’ x 12’
  • Closet: 3’6’’ x 2’5’’
  • Desk (top): 3’6’’ x 2’
  • Window (includes blinds): 4’4’’ x 3’11"
  • Bed: Twin XL mattress, 14.5’’ under bed height
  • Dresser (6 drawers): 23’’ x 14’’ x 7’’

Hall Information

  • Room Dimensions: Approx. 22' x 12' with slight variations. Three six person suites are available to students as well.
  • Bathrooms: Each four-person suite has a bathroom with a shower. Residents are responsible for providing their own shower curtain. There are sinks in each room. 
  • Furniture Supplied: Bunk beds (students may not bring lofts), one dresser (six drawers), two desks, two spacious closets, storage space beneath sink.
  • Adhesives and Wall Attachments: May use push pins or blue painter’s tape to hang items on the wall.
  • Hall Chapel:  The hall features St. Juan Diego Chapel, completed in the Fall 2014. St. Juan Diego Chapel is located on the first floor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall adjacent to the RA office.  Mass is offered in this chapel one morning a month and on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day (December 12) for the residents of Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall and other women on campus.  The chapel can accommodate approximately 20 students.
  • Lounges: The first floor features include a main lounge with a stone fireplace and flat screen TV; kitchen; staff office; laundry and vending services. Each of the other three floors also includes a lounge used for community life, studying, and programs. The lounges are open to women twenty-four hours a day and to men during normal visitation hours.
  • Appliances: The dorm kitchen in the Guadalupe Hall is equipped with an oven, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and counter and table spaces. The kitchen is open to all residents.
  • Handicap Accessible: The hall offers a large elevator for residents and their guests to use.
  • Laundry & Vending: The first floor laundry room accommodates four washers and four dryers. Residents do not have to pay to use the machines.  The vending area is located in the laundry room.
  • Security: All resident rooms are electronically locked and secured.  Residents can unlock their room and the main hall doors with the use of their Student ID card.  The hall doors are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Non-resident visitors can access Guadalupe Hall with their Student ID card from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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