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Welcome Home: Fast Facts & Photos of Marquette University’s Residence Halls

Marquette University has 10 residence halls that students call home. Checkout the various styles, layouts and unique features of each space.

Reece Harty
Dec 4, 2018 · 11 min read

All of the residence halls have a Hall Director, Facilities Manager and a Resident Assistant on each floor (depending on the hall, there may even be two per floor). Community Program Councils are in each hall plan various educational, social and service events for residents. All rooms come with a bed, mattress, dresser, desk, desk chair, wardrobe/closet. Other amenities in all halls are computer labs (with the exception of The Commons), kitchenettes, laundry rooms, trash facilities and printers.

Abbotsford Hall

Address: 722 N. 13th St.

Total Number of Residents: Around 280; Coed by Floor

Housing Option for: Only First-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 3 (All rooms are Triples)

Bathroom Style: Private Bathroom in Each Room

Dining Hall: No (closest dining hall is Schroeder Hall, across the street)

Unique & Historical Facts: Also has a chapel on the main floor and game room/lounge space in the basement. The building was originally built in 1939 and purchased by Marquette in the 1970’s. During that time it was used as an apartment building for married couples. It was converted to be a residence hall in 2005 and houses all first-year students.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
Left to Right: Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen
Living Room Set-Up (2)

Carpenter Tower

Address:1032 W. Wisconsin Ave

Total Number of Residents: nearly 300; Coed by Floor

Housing Option for: First-Year & Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 1 (for Singles) or 2 (for Doubles)

Bathroom Style: Private Bathroom in Each Room

Dinning Hall: No (closest dinning hall is Cobeen Hall, across the street)

Unique & Historical Facts: Carpenter Tower was originally a hotel in Milwaukee. The building was the Catholic Knights Tower when it first opened in 1922. Marquette leased the building as a women’s residence hall in 1956 and bought it in 1960. Then in 1972, it became the university’s first coed residence hall. The building is dedicated to three contributors: Mary A. Carpenter, Michael Carpenter and Matthew A. Carpenter. It also has a chapel and game room/lounge space.

Room Layout:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Bathroom Set-Up, Single Bedroom Set-Up (2)
L-R: Double Bedroom Set-Up (2)

Cobeen Hall

Address: 1111 W. Wells St.

Total Number of Residents: over 380 residents; all female

Housing Option for: First-Year & Second Year Female residents

Number of Residents per Room: 2 (Double), 3 (Triple) 4 (Quad)

Bathroom Style: Common Bathrooms on All Floors

Dining Hall: Yes

Unique & Historical Facts: Built in 1928, Cobeen was formerly the LaSalle Hotel. Nat King Cole recorded a concert in Cobeen Hall when it was the LaSalle Hotel. The university purchased the building in 1964, remodeled it in 1965 and dedicated it in 1966. The hall is named for Charles Cobeen, a 1920 Marquette alumnus and longtime student union and university business manager. This building also has a many different lounge spaces and a chapel on the second floor.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Common Bathroom Set-Up for Doubles & Triples
L-R: Common Bathroom for Doubles & Triples, Double Bedroom Layout (2)
L-R: Double Bedroom Set Up, Private Bathroom in Quads, Quad Room Set-Up
L-R: Quad Room Set Up (2)
L-R: Triple Room Set-Up (2)

The Commons: Eckstein Tower & Wells Street Hall

Address: 721 N. 17th St.

**The Commons is made up of two buildings. Eckstein Tower (right) is the T-shaped, cream colored building, Wells Street Hall (left) is the L-shaped, red brick colored building.

Total Number of Residents: 400 residents (Eckstein) & 465 residents (Wells Street Hall); Coed by Door

Housing Option for: First-Year and Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 1 (Single) or 2 (Double)

Bathroom Style: Common Bathrooms on Each Floor

Dinning Hall: Yes

Unique & Historical Facts: Wells Street Hall is the L-shaped tower that runs parallel to both 18th St. and Wells St. houses 465 students on 8 residential floors that are coed by door. Eckstein Tower the T-shaped tower with 400 residents on 12 floors that are coed by door and includes the first-year Engineering LLC Program.. Eckstein Tower serves as the main entrance into the dinning hall. All rooms are air-conditioned with common bathrooms located throughout the floors.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Double Room Set (3)
L-R: Double Room Set-Up (2), Single Room Set-Up
L-R: Single Room Set-Up

Humphrey Hall

Address: 1716 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Total Number of Residents: Nearly 300 residents

Housing Option for: First-Year & Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 2 (Double) or 4 (Quad)

Bathroom Style: Private Bathroom in Each Room

Dining Hall: No (closest dining hall is in the Commons, behind the building)

Unique & Historical Facts: Humphrey was originally the site of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Humphrey Hall was purchased by Marquette University and converted in 1990 to apartment-style housing for students. The building became a residence hall in 2015. Humphrey is home to the University’s bakery. The building also has an auditorium, game room/lounge areas and several study spaces.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Bathroom (2), Double Bedroom Set-Up
L-R: Double Living Room Area, Double Room Kitchenette, Quad Room Set-Up
L-R: Quad Kitchenette, Quad Room Set-Up (2)
L-R: Quad Living Room, Quad Bedroom Set-Up

Mashuda Hall

Address:1926 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Total Number of Residents: Nearly 400 residents

Housing Option for: First-Year & Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 1 (Single), 2 (Double), 3 (Triple), 4 (Quad)

Bathroom Style: Private Bathrooms for Each Room

Dining Hall: No (closest dining hall is the Commons, about a block away)

Unique & Historical Facts: The Beatles spent the night on Sept. 4, 1964, after playing to a screaming crowd at the Milwaukee Arena. The exact room John, Paul, George and Ringo stayed in is subject to debate, but it’s believed to be somewhere on the seventh floor. Mashuda once had a swimming pool attached to it. Marquette purchased the building in 1980 and remodeled it in 2002. The building also has ample study space and a chapel.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Single Room Set-Up (2), Typical Bathroom Set-Up
L-R: Double Room Set-Up (2)
L-R: Triple Room Set-Up (2)
L-R: Quad Room Set-Up (3)

O’Donnell Hall

Address: 725 N. 18th St.

Total Number of Residents: 296 Residents

Housing Option for: First-Year & Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 1 (Single), 2 (Double), 3 (Triple)

Bathroom Style: Common Bathrooms on Each Floor

Dining Hall: No (closest dining hall is the Commons, across the street)

Unique & Historical Facts: The building was built in 1952 from funds raised by the Association of Marquette University Women and originally was a women’s residence hall. It is named for Rev. Edward J. O’Donnell, S.J., Marquette’s 18th president. The building also has a chapel and several study and game room/lounge spaces.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Common Bathroom (2), Double Room Set-Up
L-R: Double Room Set-Up (2)
L-R: Single Room Set-Up (2)

Schroeder Hall

Address: 725 N. 13th St.

Total Number of Residents: 650 Residents

Housing Option for: Second-Year Students

Number or Residents per Room: 2 (Doubles)

Bathroom Style: Common Bathrooms on Each Floor

Dining Hall: Yes

Unique & Historical Facts: Schroeder Hall used to be an 8 story building. Floors nine and ten were added later. Schroeder Hall was home to Fr. John Naus for 28 years. He use to tell people that they raised the building up and added 1 and 2 underneath. Schroeder Hall’s dining room features “Cityscapes”, serving signature foods from cities around the world. The building is Marquette’s largest residence hall. The building has many study rooms and common areas for students to relax and socialize.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
L-R: Double Room Set-Up

Straz Tower

Address: 915 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Total Number of Residents: Around 400 Residents

Housing Option for: First-Year Honors Students & Second-Year Students

Number of Residents per Room: 2 (Double), 4 (Quad)

Bathroom Style: Private Bathrooms on Each Floor

Dining Hall: Yes

Unique & Historical Facts: Straz Tower has a dining hall and the Rec Plex workout facility, which gives students easy access to health and fitness equipment, including basketball courts and a swimming pool. The building also has a chapel, multipurpose rooms, classrooms and a theatre.

Room Style/Set Up:

Typical Dimensions of the Room, Slight Variations May Occur
Bathroom Set-Up for both Doubles & Quads in Straz Tower
L-R: Double Room Set-Up (3)
L-R: Quad Room Set-Up (3)

For more details or information on our Residence Halls, visit our website at https://www.marquette.edu/residence-life/residence-halls.php

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