Residence Life and Dining

Loretto Hall

Loretto Hall is a five-story residence hall housing approximately 280 first-year students. Loretto is a coed building, and the hall is part of the First Year Residential Experience.

Each floor houses 30 to 60 residents who share single-sex bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens. The building is coed by floor. The laundry room can be found on the Garden Level, and nearest the entrance the lobby is home to a lounge with a large-screen television, vending machines, a change machine, computer stations, and printer stations. The lounge is where students can study and spend time with each other outside their rooms. It is also where Resident Assistants host programs for residents. Wireless internet access in available throughout the building.

Amenities

Our residence halls have a variety of amenities, including:      

Front Desk

  • Security card access to front doors
  • Elevators in every hall
  • Bathrooms on every floor
  • Planned community events
  • Coin and Fenway Card-operated laundry facilities
  • All utilities included (no additional costs for cable television, high speed internet, heat, electricity, water, etc.)

Common areas

  • Study lounge
  • Computer lab
  • Kitchen and dining areas - with fridge, microwave, stove/oven, etc.
  • Social lounges with game tables and big-screen televisions
  • In-hall fitness centers (and Jean Yawkey Center fitness center)
  • Group/Organization meeting rooms
  • Vending machines

Residence Hall Council (RHC)
RHC is an opportunity to get involved in your hall. The aim of the council is to provide for the needs of the residential population while also serving as a representative body.

Lock-out service
Staff is available to assist with room re-entry if you forget your ID.

Mail
Convenient on-campus locations for sending and receiving mail.

Housekeeping and maintenance
A crew of housekeeping personnel clean the bathrooms and common areas daily. If something breaks in your room, you can put in a work order with your RA and it will be fixed by maintenance.

Residential communities
Emmanuel offers residential living communities to help maximize your college living and learning experiences.

Visitation hours
Controlled visitation hours and regulations help to accommodate resident's desire for visitation as well as protect their right to privacy.

Room

The average room in a residence hall measures 11' x 18' (3.3 m x 5.5 m).

Floorplan of an average double room:



Average room dimensions: 11' x 18' (3.3 m x 5.5 m)
Average window dimensions: Width: 6' (188 cm) Height: 4'8" (142 cm)
Average bed dimensions: Length: 79 inches (201 cm)
Mattress size: 80" x 36" (extra long twin sheets)

Each double room contains:

  • 2 twin beds
  • 2 desks and chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • shelves
  • overhead light

Each triple room contains:

  • 3 twin beds
  • 3 desks and chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • shelves
  • overhead light

Staff

Loretto Hall has a staff of nine Resident Assistants and an Assistant Director/Resident Director who live in the building. The staff is available to help students who want to talk about any issue, desire tips for successful studying, want to enjoy a philosophical discussion, are accidentally locked out, or want someone to attend a campus activity. We're here to help you become a part of the Loretto family and become an involved student of Emmanuel College.