Benet Hall

Year Built: 1921

Major Renovations:

  • 1996 - 4th floor
  • 1997 - 3rd floor
  • 1998 - Basement and Ground floor
  • 1999 - 1st and 2nd floors

Saint Benet Hall, named for Saint Benedict (founder of  Western Monasticism), was constructed in 1921 and was the first building constructed for the exclusive use of students. This five-story brick structure, in a mixture of Spanish and Romanesque architecture, is 142 by 48 feet and cost $150,000. In the original arrangement, the basement and first floor contained recreational facilities (bowling alleys, lounges and handball courts). A 1937 renovation project saw the basement remodeled (the bowling alleys were removed and the area was turned into student rooms and lounges). In 1987 major renovations were proposed for Saint Benet Hall. Among the list of improvements were adding sound proofing to the rooms, replacing sinks, new closets and bookshelves, increasing natural lighting, and air conditioning. The plans were completed in 1999. Saint Benet Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For a more complete history of Benet Hall, please visit the Saint John's Archives

Available Room Types:

  • 34 Singles
  • 23 Doubles
  • 4 Suites
  • 2 One-Person Apartments
  • 7 Two-Person Apartments
  • Handicap Accessible: one apartment, two singles
  • MicroFridge Rental Available
  • Basement - Single rooms
  • Ground floor- 2-Person Apartments
  • 1st floor- Single rooms except 129 (double room)
  • 2nd floor- Single rooms
  • 3rd floor - Double rooms except 303
  • 4th floor- Double rooms
  • Benet 103 and 303- ADA compliant, single room w/ private bathroom
  • Benet G03- Emergency single apartment
  • Benet B01, G28, 308, 403 - RA Rooms
  • Benet 124, 224 - FR Apartments

Benet Hall Floor Plans (.pdf)
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Room Amenities:

  • Sink
  • Desks
  • Armoire-style closets
  • Beds
  • Shelf space
  • Carpeted Floors

Building Amenities:

  • 4 Lounge/kitchen areas
  • 1 Computer lab
  • 6 Laundry rooms
  • 5 Common bathrooms/showers
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Elevator