Photo of Cretin Hall

Cretin Residence Hall

Cretin Hall was built in 1895 and remodeled in 1989; it is one of two located in South campus, considered the quieter part of campus. This area of campus is home to music and engineering, just a short walk to the Mississippi River.

The hall houses fewer students and residents consider Cretin a close-knit community.

Cretin Hall will be open for residents during the 2023-2024 school year. Then, in late 2024, it will be demolished for the construction of the new Lee and Penny Anderson Arena.

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Virtual Tour of Cretin Hall

See inside Cretin Hall, including the community lounge, recreation room, and part of a furnished room.

View tour with Audio Description



Specifications for Cretin Hall

Type of Resident

Returning Students, Transfers


South Campus; find Cretin on the campus map

Room/Bath Style

Traditional hall with double and single rooms, plus community bathroom with private shower stalls

Number of Floors and Residents

90 residents live on floors 1-5


This hall primarily consists of two-person rooms with a living room and single shared bedroom; smaller single-person suites are also available on the 5th floor. The building is co-ed and single gender by floor.

Common Areas

Front entry desk, shared recreation area, kitchenette, and TV lounge, plus a common print station with computers Laundry is located in the lower level of the building.

Room Size

The living room is 9 feet by 13 feet, and the shared bedroom is 7 feet by 13 feet. Rooms have ceilings that are 8 feet, 6 inches high.

Furniture Included

Provided in each room, one for each student: Lofted extra-long twin bed with mattress, dresser, wardrobe, desk and desk chair; all furniture is movable. Flooring may be either carpet or tile; please see the PDF with specifications on flooring for Cretin.

WiFi, Cable, Internet

All residence halls come with wired and wireless (wifi) internet connections and cable television access.

Heating and Cooling

Central Steam heat in building with radiator control in room; no air conditioning

Meal Plan

Required; Choose from Unlimited, Block 150, Block 135, Block 70, or Block 60


See PDF of Room Rates and Meal Plans

Building Staff

5 Resident Advisors who live in the building

Floor Plans and Diagrams

Cretin 2nd Floor Plan

Cretin 3rd Floor Plan

Cretin 4th Floor Plan

Cretin 5th Floor Plan

Sample Room Layout

student at desk with bunkbeds behind

Inside Cretin

Cretin double rooms include beds that can be lofted or bunked, as well as a desk, dresser, and wardrobe.