Hartman & Schirmer Houses | Benedictine College

Hartman & Schirmer Row Houses

Built in 2010, Hartman House and Schirmer House line Second Street across from the entrance to the college.  The design adds a New England charm to the area and the two-building, six-unit buildings house 24-27 upperclassmen.  Each three-story Row House provides private bedrooms for 4 to 5 students on the first and third floors, with the center floor the common living area and kitchen.

Resident Director

Claire HaroldsonClaire Haroldson

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Claire (Henning) Haroldson holds of Master of Theological Studies from the Ave Maria University Institute for Pastoral Theology. Prior to joining the Benedictine College staff, she taught high school theology for eight years in both St. Louis and St. Joseph, MO, where she also served as a cross country/track coach and assisted with campus ministry and adult faith formation courses. Claire earned a BA in Theology and a BA in Spanish from Benedictine College in 2008, during which time she served as an RA in St. Scholastica Hall and St. Martin's Memorial Hall. She met her husband, Leeds, while at Benedictine; he currently serves as the Director of the Catholic Newman Center at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. Claire is excited to return to her alma mater, and looks forward to to serving the upperclassmen residents of Legacy and Kremmeter Apartments, and Row and Campus Houses. Through her work with the students, she hopes to help foster a community of faith and scholarship where students may grow in the Benedictine values of ora et labora, the work and prayer necessary to grow into faith-filled, future alumni.

Hall Features

  • Full kitchen with modern equipment including refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven
  • Complete laundry room
  • 2 ½ bathrooms
  • Furniture Supplied: Dining table, chairs, three bar stools, living room sofa, one coffee table, desks, and dressers