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Grote-Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall



Residents: Co-ed Upper Year Round Housing

Type of Room:  Double Occupancy
Building Type:  Community bath facilities, "Cluster Living" Concept




Grote-Thompson Hall, opened in 1928, was named in honor of James A. Thompson, a former Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives who was responsible for helping establish Morehead State Teacher's college.  Thompson Hall became Grote-Thompson Hall in October of 2008 in honor of Dr. C. Nelson Grote, MSU's 11th President. This building first opened as a male residence hall, it also was home to U.S. Navy trainees receiving training to be shipboard electricians during 1942 -1944. In 1991 Thompson Hall was underwent complete interior renovation and was re-opened as an academic honors hall for female students.  Following renovation during the Spring and Summer of 2005, Thompson Hall reopened as a facility designed for students needing year-round housing. Designed in the "cluster living" concept, the hall has 3 "clusters" of rooms on each floor. Each "cluster" contains seven double occupancy rooms that share a bathroom, cooking facilities, TV lounge area, and laundry facilities. Each room is furnished with window blinds, beds, study desks and chairs, closets, bulletin boards, book shelves with lighting underneath, mirrors with lights over the top, telephone jack with local service (students will need to provide an analog telephone), TV jack (students will need to provide TV coax cable), and a data port connection.

Room Specifications:

Room Size: 13'8" x 12'
Window Size:  66" x 26.5"  (Mini blinds are provided)
Bed Size:  Twin size bed with a 36" x 80" mattress


Ethernet computer connection to the university's mainframe with Internet connection. Requires a NIC card and UTP cable.  (10 foot cable recommended)

New sprinkler system
Self-regulating heating units
Smoke detectors
Lobby Area
Laundry room with coin/Smart card operated washers and dryers
Vending area
Living Learning Center
Individual student mail boxes
House phone to allow guests and visitors to call residents in their room
Eagle Video Network -66 Total Cable Channels