Tommy Hall

Year Built: 1959

In the mid-1940s, St. John's University had difficulty meeting the housing needs of all students who desired to live on campus. St. Mary Hall, completed in 1951, offered a temporary solution, but college enrollment rose, and local facilities were once again taxed. St. John's University constructed its third dormitory: St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, commonly known as Tommy Hall. St. John's brothers and laymen of the abbey carpenter shop contributed to St. Thomas Hall's dormitories by making the desks and bookcases in each double room. St. Thomas Hall was blessed and dedicated on August 8, 1959.

Visit the Saint John's Archives for more St. Thomas Aquinas Hall history.

Available Room Types:

  • 182 Doubles

Tommy Hall typical room layout

Room Amenities:

Note: University furnishings must remain in rooms and apartments. Storage of University furniture outside of an assigned residence is not allowed.

Closets have five deep shelves for storage, replacing the need for a dresser. Shelves are 18" deep and 12.5" wide, approximately 8.5" apart. Students may invest in storage containers for use as pull-out drawers on the shelves. Above the shelves is an open space 41 inches tall with the same depth and width as the shelves. Additionally, the closet includes space, open from the floor to the top, with a rod for hanging clothing.

Mattresses - All mattresses are extra long (39" x 80")

Building Amenities:

  • 8 Study lounges
  • 4 Kitchen areas
  • 12 Common bathrooms/showers
  • Wireless Internet access

The basement floor of Tommy Hall also houses Life Safety Services and the student recreational lounge.