Building Community in the First Year: DeSmet Hall at a Glance
DeSmet Hall was named for Father Pierre DeSmet, S.J., a Jesuit missionary known for developing strong ties with many American Indian tribes in the mid-19th century. This four-story residence hall is close to the Fitness center, Field House, Pomponio Family Science Center and the Dayton Memorial Library. Residences enjoy two Living Learning Communities: C.O.R.E. and Magis.
DeSmet is arranged in corridor-style living, with each floor sharing a central lounge where students can watch movies, enjoy student-staff projects or study with friends from DeSmet or other halls. Additionally, this hall includes a 24-hour computer lab and cost-free laundry. Rooms are double-occupancy and include extra-long twin beds, desks, dressers, closet space, cable and internet access, local phone service and a micro-fridge.
This building is alcohol-free and staffed by front desk staff throughout the day as well as Resident Assistants and Peer Ministers.