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Welcome to Mount Aloysius Residence Life and Housing Services. The Department of Residence Life and Housing at Mount Aloysius College is tasked with providing a safe, community-centered living environment on campus. The Department also enriches campus life through the creation of co-curricular events that broaden and deepen students’ academic experiences.

• Fall athletes can move in on August 15, 2019 from 10am-1pm.

• MAAPP students can move in on August 17, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• First Year students (Freshman and Transfer) can move in on August 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Returning students can move in on August 25, 2019 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

All students must report to the Cosgrave Student Center to check in and receive keys before moving into their assigned residence halls.
Save the date: Mandatory all resident meeting is Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Bertschi Center.
Please email questions and room requests to residencelife@mtaloy.edu.

Residence Halls

The college operates five residence halls; Ihmsen Hall, St. Gertrude Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Misciagna Hall and McAuley Hall.  All of the residence halls have lounge areas, public microwaves, wireless internet, and laundry facilities. All resident students are required to pay a yearly $125 room damage deposit. Information and video tours for each residence hall can be found below.

Misciagna Hall

Misciagna Residence Hall offers students suite living in a wireless environment, with central air conditioning. Each suite has a living room with a couch and chairs, a kitchenette that includes a microwave, sink and small refrigerator. The suites feature two bedrooms and a bathroom. Laundry facilities are located on each of the three floors.

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misciagna dimensions

Misciagna Hall Suite Dimensions

Ihmsen Hall

Ihmsen Residence Hall rooms are cozy and comfortable, with attached semi-private bathrooms. Each room also comes equipped with wireless internet access. Kitchen facilities, microwaves, TV lounges and computer rooms are spread throughout the building as well. And there’s plenty of fun potential! Goofing around and relaxing are made easy thanks to indoor lounges, spacious outdoor patios, and grassy lawns that are perfect for soccer balls and sunbathing.

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Ihmsen Hall Room/Suite Dimensions

McAuley Hall

Located on space to the south of Pierce Hall, McAuley Hall faces the green space between Academic and Pierce Halls. This brick building houses 103 students in double rooms with shared bathrooms between rooms.

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McAuley Hall Room/Suite Dimensions

McAuley Hall Room/Suite Dimensions

St. Joseph’s Hall

St. Joseph’s Hall is an all women’s residence hall which houses primarily first-year students. Each room in St. Joseph’s Hall contains its own sink, and mirror. Each resident is provided with a bed, dresser, desk, and chair. Residents on each floor share a common bathroom which is cleaned daily by Housekeeping staff.

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St. Joseph's Hall Room Dimensions

St. Joseph’s Hall Room Dimensions

St. Gertrude’s Hall

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What to Bring

What to Bring


  • Mattress Pad/Pillow
  • Blanket/Bedspread
  • Sheets (Twin XL)/Pillow Cases
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry Detergent/Basket
  • Refrigerator (UL approved, up to 4.0 cubic feet)
  • Fan
  • Surge Protector with 15 amp


  • Reading Lamp
  • Crates/Small Table
  • School Supplies
  • Waste Basket
  • Sewing Kit
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Television
  • Steaming Device (Apple TV, Amazon Firestick, Google Chromecast, ect.)
  • Video Game System
  • Phone card
  • Rug – St. Joe’s & Ihmsen rooms 11’x11′
  • Rug – Misciagna Hall bedrooms 10’x14′

You will be provided with a twin-size bunkable bed, dresser, desk, chair, mirror, sink/vanity, and closet.


  • Halogen Lamps
  • Pets
  • Water Beds
  • Hot Plates
  • Microwaves, Electric or Toaster Ovens
  • Toasters
  • Coffeemaker (including Keurig machines)
  • Sunlamps
  • Space Heaters
  • Air Conditioners
  • Candles, Incense, Potpourri
  • Loud Amplified Stereos
  • Christmas lights/decorations

Housing Application

We work to meet all student housing preferences when possible. Please note that every resident student is required to pay a yearly $125 room damage deposit.

After having been accepted a housing deposit is required to reserve a room in a College residence hall. Guaranteed housing date is April 1.

You can make your housing deposit at the Business office or here. NOTE: Commuters  must contact the Business Office directly to make their housing deposit.  Please call 814-886-6368.

View our housing and residence life college policies.

First Name *

Middle Name *

Last Name *

Address *

City *

State *

Zip Code *

Home Phone *

Cell Phone

Email Address *


High School Graduation Year*

What semester do you plan on moving into the residence halls?

First Choice

Second Choice

Single Room (only if space permits – extra $500 per semester)

Roommate Information

If you have a preferred roommate, the request MUST BE MUTUAL. You also must include the preferred roommates name, phone number, and email below.

Preferred Roommate (if applicable)

Phone Information for Roommate

Email Information for Roommate

1. Smoking (smoking is NOT permitted in the residence halls)
a. I am a non-smoker and want to live with a non-smoker.b. I am a non-smoker, but don't mind living with a smoker.c. I am a smoker.

2. Sleep habits during the week
a. I go to bed before 10:00 p.m.b. I go to bed before midnight.c. I go to bed after 2:00 a.m.

3. Sleep habits on weekends
a. I like to get up early.b. I like to sleep in.c. My schedule varies.

4. When it comes to personal belongings
a. What's mine is yours; use whatever you want.b. You can usually use my things; just ask first.c. I prefer that people not use my things.

5. My room tends to be
a. Clean and organized.b. Clean but not necessarily organized.c. Who has time to clean?

6. When it comes to having visitors in the room, my attitude is
a. Any time is fine with me.b. Visitors are fine, but ask first.c. I don't like having visitors in the room.

7. When studying in my room, I prefer
a. No noise.b. Music or TV for background noise.c. I will study elsewhere.

Other Preferences (check any that apply)
I don't mind living with an upper class student.I would prefer not to live with an upper class student.I would like to live with someone in my major.I would like to live with an athlete.

Intended Major:

If there is any other information that you would like to share, that would assist us in placing you, please write here

Meal Plan Information

Please review the meal plan information under our Dining section of the website, and then choose a Meal Plan option below.

Important Resident Student Information

  • All resident students are required to be on the board plan.
  • Traditional freshman, sophomore, and junior students are required to live on campus.  Those who live within a 30-minute commuting zone of the College may live and commute from their permanent address.
  • All residence halls are smoke-free. Students can smoke outside in designated areas.
  • Laundry facilities are available for student use.
  • All residence hall rooms have Wireless Internet and Local network access is available via an Ethernet cable.
  • Parking is available. Permits are $40 and available through our Security Department.
  • Student ID cards are photo ID cards that all students are required to carry in order to gain access to their assigned residence hall, utilize their meal plan, check out books in the library and attend college events.
  • All resident students are issued a physical room key for their individual living areas.  Students are responsible to carry their room keys with them at all times.
  • Room assignments are based on the date of housing deposit; therefore, students are encouraged to pay their housing deposit as early as possible. After April 1st, housing is awarded based on availability.
  • Roommate matching is not an exact science. Residence Life staff try to match incoming students based on similar interests and the information submitted on their housing preference forms. The rest is up to the students to appreciate each other’s differences and to communicate effectively if problems arise.
  • Roommate requests will be honored only if the requests are mutual; all attempts will be made to place students according to their preferences.
  • Single rooms are extremely limited and will be assigned on a space available basis, primarily for documented medical needs. Students may indicate on their housing application form that they are interested in a single room, but they must also select a regular room option. The additional cost of a single room is $500 per semester.
  • Resident students are required to pay a Housing and Damage Deposit of $125. The deposit is in addition to tuition and room/board charges and will be refunded to the student if there are no damage charges to the room or residence hall.
  • If requesting a contract release due to academic, financial, or medical reason the housing contract release form must be completed and returned to the Residence Life department.  Please note that the form is due by July 1st to be considered for a housing contract release for the Fall semester.  The form is due by November 1st to be considered for a housing contract release for the Spring semester.  Late applications will not undergo review.

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Contact Information

The Residence Life Department is open to assist students Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We have three office locations:

  • Dakota Bocan, Resident Director/Assistant Director of Residence Life, located in Cosgrave Student Center Office #116
  • Ihmsen Hall Residence Life Office, located under the Ihmsen Breezeway (also the student package center)
  • McAuley Hall Residence Life Office, located in the McAuley ground floor lobby.

Please call us either (814) 886-6388 or (814) 886-6510.  Email inquiries can be sent to residencelife@mtaloy.edu.

Questions? Contact Us!

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Dakota Bocan

Resident Director/ Assistant Director of Residence Life

Aerial Photo of Mount Aloysius Campus