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.

Unique building features

  • Themed living/learning opportunities focused on entrepreneurship and professional development
  • Live-in resident advisors
  • 24-hour staffed reception area
  • Community room with sprung floor, mobile projection equipment and storage cubbies
  • Gallery space with directional lighting
  • Collaborative room with floor-to-ceiling writing wall, mobile tables and projection equipment
  • Multi-station video editing studio
  • Sound insulated practice booths
  • Kitchens with full-size refrigerator, vented oven/stove, microwave and dining areas on three floors
  • 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 in Structure 8 or Parking Lot 60
  • Reception room with fireplace
  • Various room styles