Marcia Kelly McAlister Hall

Suite | Double Rooms | Kitchenette

Conveniently located above Einstein Bros. Bagels, McAlister Residence Hall is a six-story building housing approximately 530 students at the corner of St. Philip and Vanderhorst streets. Constructed in 2002 with renovations to be completed in 2023, McAlister Hall features community spaces including the first-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 two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a living room with kitchenette that includes a microwave, sink and full-size fridgeAll suites are shared by four to six students and all bedrooms are shared by two residents. McAlister is air conditioned, has free washers and dryers centrally located on the 1st floor, and is equipped with high-speed internet via Wi-Fi. 

Just downstairs, Einstein Bros. Bagels offers a wide variety of fresh baked bagels, sandwiches, salads, pastries and homemade desserts.

Please review room amenities below for the most up-to-date information. 

Check out our new walkthrough video! Still some finishing touches to do, but this will give you a sense of the space for planning. 

Work in progress

 newly renovated spaces including shower with shelves, kitchen with a fridge to come, and a living room. all have wood-grain flooring. 

newly renovated closet with shelving to come, pedestal sink in bathroom and bedroom, all with wood-grain floors

Room Amenities and Dimensions

Fresh new photos for 2023!

  • 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 closet: average size is 48” wide x 60” deep x 96” high
  • Desk: 42” wide x 24” deep x 30” high
  • Desk chair
  • Chest of drawers3-drawers, 30” wide x 24” deep x 30” high
  • One window: 46” wide x 70” high (larger in 5th & 6th floor “tower” rooms). Windows are covered by  2"-slat blinds. We do not allow wall or frame fastened curtain rods, but students may drape fabric from the valence of the blinds.
  • Shower: Shower curtain rod included; a shower liner and hooks are available at move in but are not pre-hung.

Meet the McAlister Staff!

Street Address: 80B St. Philip Street

map showing location of McAlister Hall in relation to other nearby residence halls