Loretto Hall is a five-story, non-air conditioned residence hall housing approximately 280 students. This is a co-ed building by floor and part of Emmanuel's first-year residential experience.

Each floor houses 30 to 60 residents who share single-sex bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens.

Our residence halls have a variety of amenities, including:      


  • Laundry room


  • Lounge with a large-screen television, vending machines, computers and printing station. This is where students can study and spend time with each other outside their rooms. Resident Assistants also host programs for their residents here.

Front Desk

  • Security card access to front doors
  • Elevators in every hall
  • Bathrooms on every floor
  • Planned community events
  • Credit card and app-operated laundry facilities through Automatic Laundry
  • All utilities included (no additional costs for IP-TV service, high speed internet, heat, electricity, water, etc.)

Common areas

  • Study lounge
  • Kitchen and dining areas - with fridge, microwave, stove/oven, etc.
  • Social lounges with big-screen televisions
  • In-hall fitness centers (St. Julie Hall)
  • Group/Organization meeting rooms
  • Vending machines

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

Convenient on-campus locations for sending and receiving mail.

Housekeeping and maintenance
A crew of housekeeping personnel clean the bathrooms, kitchens 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 our Facilities Department.

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.

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)

All bedrooms are fully furnished. Students are not permitted to bring their own mattresses. Residence Life will not remove any provided furniture from the room. Below please find what furniture is included by room type:

Double room

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

Triple rooms

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

Loretto Hall has a staff of nine Resident Assistants and an Assistant Director/Resident Director who live in the building. They are available to help students who want to talk about any issues they are facing and mediate roommate conflicts. Resident Assistants also facilitate discussions, dispense tips for successful studying, help residents who are accidentally locked out, and share information about campus and the Fenway neighborhood. The staff of Loretto Hall are here to help you acclimate to the residential community and become an involved student at Emmanuel College.