DeSmet Hall

DeSmet Hall

Residents: First-Year Students

Desmet Hall is the home of the First Year Experience. 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. DeSmet hall is also home to two Living Learning Communities: Colorado Outdoor Recreation Experience (C.O.R.E) and En/Route.

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 cost-free laundry. Rooms are double-occupancy and include extra-long twin beds, desks, dressers, closet space and internet access.

This building is substance-free and staffed throughout the day by front desk staff as well as Resident Assistants and Peer Ministers.

DeSmet Hall
Assistant Director

Andrew Hieber

Room Description

Rooms in DeSmet Hall are 12’ x 16’. While furniture is originally set with desks, beds, and chests of drawers on resident’s respective sides of the room, many roommates choose to customize how their room looks by shifting the height of their beds and rearranging the furniture.

Building Highlights

  • A four-story building populated by first-year students that is a substance-free
  • Co-ed by wing with common restrooms and showers located on each wing
  • Each room accommodates two students with individual built-in open closet, desks, chairs, mounted shelves, chests of drawers and twin-XL beds which are adaptable as bunk beds
  • Computer lab located on 1st floor with a printer for student use
  • 24-hour study/computer room located on first floor
  • Heating and AC unit in each room
  • Free laundry facilities located on the first floor, equipped with LaundryView web application (viewing of washer/dryer availability from your room)
  • A furnished lounge with cable TV


The Desmet Hall staff includes nine Resident Assistants, two Peer Ministers, several Desk Assistants, and a Lead Resident Assistant. Additionally, there is one Assistant Director, a full-time professional staff member who manages Desmet Hall. The residence hall staff works together to promote educational, social, and cultural development of Regis students. All staff members are trained in referring residents to the appropriate resources on campus, proving to be a great ongoing resource for all residents. The staff also acts as role models to promote campus involvement, resident hall community, and faith development.