McDonald Hall

McDonald Hall, lovingly named “The Suites” for their apartment style living, houses 160 women. Each suite has four double occupancy rooms, two bathrooms, and a main lounge. All suites are accessed through an outside balcony. Residents can also use the Schroll Center as a lounge.  The Schroll Center contains a large common area, kitchen and computer area.

Resident Director: Margaret Hillenbrand

Margaret is originally from Minnesota and is a proud 2020 graduate of Benedictine, earning her degree in Marketing and Mass Communications. During her time at BC she played on the Raven volleyball team and was an RA her junior and senior year.  Her husband Nicolas is a fellow Raven and now works as an ICU nurse. They welcomed their first child, Charlotte, into their family and loved having her be a part of the BC community!

Hall Features

  • Appliances: Kitchen appliances in the Schroll Center include an oven, microwave, and full refrigerator.
  • Bathrooms: Each suite has two full bathrooms. Generally, four people share one bathroom. Sinks with medicine cabinets are located in each bedroom.
  • Furniture Supplied: Bedrooms: two twin beds/bunk beds, two desks/dressers, two large closets, two chairs. Lounge: one couch, one coffee table, one table
  • Handicap Accessible: Bottom floor only.  Room A-1 is completely handicap accessible.
  • Laundry & Vending: Laundry facilities are available on the ground level, and they are free of cost to residents.  Also, there are two vending machines, a television, and a gas grill available to McDonald Hall residents.
  • Lofts: Lofts are not permitted in McDonald Hall.
  • Lounges: The main lounge for the hall is the Schroll Center.  It is a 24 hour visitation lounge.  After midnight non-residents must be accompanied by a McDonald resident to gain access.  Also, each suite has a lounge area for the women who live in that suite.
  • Room Dimensions: Approximately 10′ x 18′
  • Security: There are locks on each suite and room door. In addition, the gate at the west entrance is locked at 11 p.m. every evening.