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Thompson Home

Located across Cass Avenue from Old Main, the historic Thompson Home is part of the University's "Arts on Cass" project. Refurbished in 2016 with the fine, performing and communication arts in mind, this residence hall contains specialized spaces throughout. Historic features such as fireplaces and a formal reception lounge have been preserved. Most rooms are doubles and three floors offer kitchenette and dining spaces and a comfortable lounge with bay windows. Thompson Home is open to undergraduate students with sophomore, junior or senior standing in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.











Thompson Home Features

  • Themed living/learning opportunities focused on entrepreneurship and professional development
  • Live-in resident assistants
  • 24-hour staffed reception area
  • Community room with sprung floor, mobile projection equipment and storage cubbies
  • Gallery space with directional lighting
  • Collaboratorium with floor-to-ceiling writing wall, mobile tables and projection equipment
  • Multi-station video editing studio
  • Sound insulated practice booths
  • Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator, vented oven/stove and microwave on three floors
  • Dining area adjacent to each kitchenette with several seating options
  • Free Wi-Fi and access to Cable TV
  • Laundry room
  • Electronic card entry
  • Green spaces and bike racks around the building
  • 24/7 permit parking available in Structure 8 or Parking Lot 60 – no overnight parking is allowed without a parking permit

Room Styles

  • Single Room: 7 single rooms, fully furnished with a double bed
  • Double Room: 19 double rooms, fully furnished with single beds
  • Triple Room: 3 triple rooms with bay windows, fully furnished with single beds
  • Bath Facilities: Multiple toilet rooms with sinks and shower rooms with sinks are located on each floor.

Layouts by Floor

2017-2018 Room Rates (PDF)

*All room rates must be approved by the Wayne State University Board of Governors

More information can be found by visiting the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts page at: http://cfpca.wayne.edu/news/have-you-selected-a-residence-hall-for-fall-2017-check-out-the-thompson-homes-specialized-housing-exclusively-for-cfpca-sophomores-juniors-and-seniors-22540