Each residence hall is designed to support our residents in their daily lives as they relax, socialize, attend Mass, and practice self-care. Though every hall community is unique, these are some of the services and amenities you can count on no matter where you live.
Every traditional residence hall has a number of washers and dryers available for residents to use. Students receive a laundry card when arriving on campus for the first time, and they keep this card for as long as they are in a traditional residence hall. Money can be added to the card using an "Add Value" station; there are stations for cash in the basement of Fields Hall/Schoenfeldt Hall (next to the laundry room) and the Mehling Hall lobby, and a station that accepts credit cards in Shipstad Hall. One load of laundry costs $1.25 to wash and $1.00 to dry.
Haggerty & Tyson Halls have a washer and dryer in each unit and do not need money or a Mac-Gray Laundry Card to operate. Some UP-owned rental houses have washers and dryers left from past renters, but UP does not provide these or repair them.
Students are allowed to have one small refrigerator and one microwave per student room. Each traditional residence hall also has a community kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, sink, refrigerator, as well as cooking and baking supplies such as pots and pans. Although students primarily have meals at the dining halls on campus using their meal points, we provide this space for residents who want to cook a special meal with friends or bake treats to share with their fellow residents. In Mehling Hall, our largest residence hall, every floor has a small community kitchenette, with a large kitchen on the garden level.
Haggerty & Tyson Halls have a kitchen in each apartment. Residents of Haggerty & Tyson are still required to have a meal plan and will eat most meals in the main dining halls, but we understand that these older residents may want the independence and practice of occasionally cooking meals for themselves.
We believe that one great part of living in the community is the ability to gather with other residents to talk, play games, or watch a movie or TV show together. Each traditional residence hall is designed differently, but no matter where you are you'll find spaces for hanging out with others, whether it's a front lobby, a basement area, or a designated TV lounge. Some students may also bring homework into these spaces, though students should not expect them to be quiet study spaces.
Haggerty & Tyson apartments each have at least one "living room" area with (at minimum) a couch, a coffee table, and a hookup for a television.
What better way to get to know your fellow residents than through playing a game like ping-pong, volleyball, or basketball? You'll find a different assortment of options in every hall, whether it's a pool table, a ping-pong table, a foosball table, or just an extensive collection of board games. North Quad and East Quad each have sand volleyball courts, and West Quad and North Quad have outdoor basketball courts. There is also plenty of grassy space for a game of Frisbee or kickball in East Quad or West Quad. Visit your hall's front desk to check out recreation equipment.
Every residence hall has its own beautiful chapel within the hall where residents gather once a week for an evening weekday Mass. Everyone is welcome; you don't need to be Catholic to attend. The hall's pastoral resident will celebrate Mass. Some halls have their own special traditions, whether it's singing a particular song during Mass or allowing time for residents to contribute petitions for prayers. You are welcome to attend Mass in halls other than where you live, or even if you've moved off campus.