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Marcia Kelly McAlister Hall

This hall is available to all students.

McAlister Residence Hall is a six-story building housing approximately 530 students at the corner of St. Philip and Vanderhorst Streets. Constructed in 2002, McAlister Hall features community spaces including the 1st floor Activity/Study Room, complete with a communal kitchen; a central courtyard; and 24-hour information/ security desk.

McAlister Hall is arranged with all suites opening to outside corridors. Each suite consists of 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, and 1 living room with kitchenette. All suites are shared by 4-6 students and all bedrooms are shared by two residents. McAlister is air conditioned, has free laundry centrally located on the ground floor, and is equipped with high-speed internet via WiFi.

McAlister is also home to Einstein Bros. Bagels which offers a wide variety of fresh baked bagels, sandwiches, salads, pastries, and homemade desserts.

Room Amenities and Dimensions

  • Bedroom dimensions may vary according to specific location, but typical bedrooms measure 10’-6” wide x 11’ long, not including the dressing, closet and bath areas.
  • Twin extra-long bed: semi-lofted.  Each bed has a wooden frame measuring 36” wide x 80" long with approximately 30” of vertical clearance underneath. Mattresses accept only twin extra-long sheets.
  • Shared walk-in closet with non-locking door; average size is 48” wide x 60” deep x 96” high
  • Built-in dresser unit with 6 drawers (shared by two residents): 48” wide x 24” deep x 36” high
  • Desk: 42” wide x 24” deep x 30” high
  • Desk chair
  • One window: 46” wide x 70” high (larger in 5th & 6th floor “tower” rooms). All windows are covered by 1” aluminum mini-blinds. We do not allow wall or frame fastened curtain rods, but students may drape fabric from the valence of the blinds.

Meet the McAlister Staff!