Thomas More’s Residence Life is committed to creating a community environment that fosters the intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth of all residents. The staff is trained to provide residents with the support and challenges that are necessary for a meaningful living-learning experience.
One of the most beneficial things students can do for themselves while in college is to live on campus. Studies show that students who live on campus are making a choice that positively impacts their lives, enriches their day-to-day interactions, and makes their educational experience more fulfilling. It is the University’s hope that students will take advantage of the many things that campus living at Thomas More offers.
All students seeking to live on campus must apply for room reservations through the Office of Student Life. A one-time, non-refundable $100 housing fee is required at the time of application. The balance and payment date for the room and meal plan charges are indicated on every billing statement.
Single occupancy rooms are assigned on a need basis or are based on availability.
|Type of Room||Rate|
|Suite Style Single||$3,500|
|Suite Style Double||$2,800|
A traditional, single-sex male residence hall that can house up to 136 students. Recently renovated in 2015, Ackerman Hall has been painted, carpeted in common areas, and new furniture has replaced old furniture in the study areas. Ackerman features a large study lounge and recreational lounge. The recreational lounge has a large screen TV, pool tables, and ping-pong tables. Rooms are carpeted, and furnished with desks, chairs, beds, closets, bureaus, and waste baskets. Blinds are provided in all rooms. The room’s floor size is approximately 15′ x 11′ – click to see example floorplan.
Murphy Hall was opened in 2002, this suite-style residence hall can house up to 160 students. It is co-ed by floor. The hall’s 4-person suites are arranged with two people each having an individual bedroom. Each suite includes private bathroom facilities. Murphy Hall includes a large recreational area with a large screen TV, pool table, and public kitchenette. ADA accessible accommodations are also available. Rooms are carpeted and furnished with desks, chairs, beds, closets, and bureaus. Blinds are provided in all rooms. The bedroom’s floor size is approximately 15′ x 11′.
Howard and Marian Halls
Recently renovated, both Howard Hall and Marian Hall are traditional residence halls that can house up to 72 students each. The buildings share a recreational lounge space and have 2 large study lounges. The recreational lounge has a big screen TV, fireplace, vending machine, and pool table. Rooms have a tile floor and are furnished with desks, chairs, beds, closets, and waste baskets. Blinds are provided in all rooms. The room’s floor size is approximately 15′ x 11” – click to see example floorplan.
Renaissance Hall is the newest addition to the residence hall system. Opening in Fall 2018, this traditional-style residence hall can house up to 96 students. The first floor is co-ed by wing. On the second floor, both wings are made up of women and on the third floor, both wings are made up of men. A Renaissance double will have: 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 chairs, 4 two drawer dressers, and 2 built in closet spaces). The residents of each wing will share 4 semi-private full size (sink, toilet, shower) bathrooms. Residents of each floor will share a full kitchen and a common living area. The resident rooms have tile flooring.
Additional Features in Renaissance Hall Include:
- Internet connections with wireless capability
- Air conditioning and heat
- Cable TV
- Semi-private bathroom and shower
- Three laundry facilities with free service
- Lounge study areas
- 24 hour restricted access
Meal Plan Options
All resident students of Thomas More University are required to participate in a meal plan.
All first year residents are required to purchase either the All Access or 14-meal plan. All other residents are required to purchase a meal plan of their choice for each semester.
Flex dollars can be used at any on-campus food service facility, including The Interlude Cafe in the Saints Center. Unused flex cash from the fall semester is applied to the spring, but is not refundable at the end of the academic year.
Any questions or suggestions – menus or any special dietary requirements students might have – should be brought to the attention of the campus Food Service Director. More information about meal plans can be found at the Campus Dining Web Site. All freshman resident students are required to purchase either the All Access or 14-meal plan. All other resident students are required to purchase a meal plan of their choice for each semester.
|All Access Plan with $100 flex dollars||$2,350|
|Weekly 14 meals with $150 flex dollars||$2,000|
|Weekly 10 meals with $150 flex dollars||$1,700|
Commuter meal plans can be purchased online. For further details on meal plans, contact the Food Service Office at 859-344-3317.
Housing Application Form
It is a very exciting time to live here and there are many exciting changes coming in the near future. The first step in living on campus is filling out the housing application.
All students who will be under 60 credit hours at the end of the Spring 2019 Term of the Thomas More University residency requirement that requires them to live on campus. This applies to all traditional, undergraduate students, regardless of previous exemptions from this policy.
Once the housing application is completed, please also provide the following: Student Health Form, Tuberculosis screening, and a copy of immunization records. These forms can be found under “Apps & Forms” in the housing portal. Please upload the immunization records into the Student Health Form or fax the records to the campus nurse at 859-344-3636. Room selection will begin in mid March. Please contact Assistant Dean of Students Morgan Okello at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
All students who have earned less than 60 credit hours will be required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan program. This applies to the current resident population as well as to the new incoming class.
All first-year and sophomore students (or students under 60 credit hours) should plan to live on campus; however, it is understood that there may be unique circumstances warranting special consideration for exemption from this requirement.
Students who live at home with their parents/legal guardians in their primary residence in one of the following counties could qualify to be exempt:
- Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton,
- Ohio: Hamilton, Clermont
In addition, the following conditions could qualify a student to be exempt:
- 21 years of age or older
- Parent with custodial responsibilities
- Part-time student (taking less than 9 credit hours a semester)
- Extenuating health and medical circumstances
If students would like to be considered for an exemption based on these criteria, please complete a Housing Exemption Form and submit it to the Department of Student Affairs.