The William A. and Christene Merick Residence Hall, positioned on the corner of Broadway and Henderson, is among the first buildings any visitor to the Southeast campus can see. Located next to Houck Field, Merick Hall’s east-facing windows overlook the stadium, so residents can be a part of the action on game day. The first-floor program lounge is a popular hangout and provides a ground-level view of the field. Merick Hall is a suite-style community with two-person rooms connected by a shared entrance and bathroom. The residence hall has multiple small living rooms throughout the building, a large program lounge with games, a laundry room, and hearth room overlooking the field, study lounges on each floor, and dining at Houck’s Place on the first floor. Merick Hall is conveniently located near the University Center, Kent Library, Capaha Park, and local restaurants.  

Merick Hall Tour

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 Roommates have their own bed, desk, clothing storage, and share a sink. Suitemates share a bathroom.

Merick Specifications

Four-person suite room item Specifications
Room (approximate measurements)  10'9"W x 17'5"L x 10'H 
Window: two (side-by-side) per room  3'4"W x 6'6"H 
Desktop  36"L x 24"W 
Freestanding 3-drawer dresser: drawers are approximately 5.5" tall.  30"W x 30"H x 24"D 
Bedroom Outlets  4 quad outlets 
Bathroom Outlets  2 double outlets 
Built-in closet: there is additional storage above the closet rod  2'10"W x 8'1"H x 1'10"D 
Need height of hanging area for consistency 
Mattress size: extra-long twin, with loft kit  80"L x 38"W 
Storage beneath the bed (approximate measurements): when the bed is on the highest rung without lofting  80"L x 39"D x 33"H 
Space under sink  27"W x 24"H x 20"D 

Merick Amenities

Room and Floor Amenities 

  • Bathroom: suitemates share access to a separate shower room and toilet room 
  • Floor lounge: seating and TV 
  • Internet: LAN (1 per student) and Wi-Fi  
  • Room furniture: bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe 
  • Sink (each room)  
  • Study lounge 
  • Carpeted Flooring

Merick Hall 

  • Customer service desk  
  • Community kitchen (basement level) 
  • Computer lab (first floor) 
  • Dining: Houck’s Place (first floor) 
  • Laundry (basement level) 
  • Program lounge: seating, kitchen, game area, piano, overlooking Houck Field (first floor and basement level) 
  • Vending and ice machines (basement level)  

What’s nearby 

  • Academic buildings 
  • Campus Health Clinic  
  • Capaha Park 
  • Dining Options: Panda Express, Redhawk Market, and Starbucks 
  • Holcomb Success Center  
  • Houck Field 
  • Kent Library 
  • Restaurants 
  • Southeast Bookstore 
  • University Center 
  • U.S. Bank and ATM (inside Southeast Bookstore) 

Quick Facts

  • Located on South Campus 
  • Capacity: 299 students 
  • Hall Type: suite-style, shared bath/shower (cleaned by resident) 
  • Room Types: doubles 
  • 4 floors, 7 wings, 1 RA per wing 

Mailing Address

Student Name 
Merick Hall Room # 
330 N. Henderson 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 

2024-2025 Residence Hall Rates






Towers East (2-5) & South (8-11) Doubles





Greek/Group Singles





Towers East (6-12) & South (2-7, & 12) Singles





Towers North & West, Merick Doubles





LaFerla & Vandiver Doubles        (Special Interest Housing)





Dobbins River Campus Center Doubles (Visual and Performing Arts Special Interest Only)





Towers North & West Premium Doubles (Private Bathroom)





*A private room is a double room with the other side bought out so the student will not have a roommate. These are only granted through the lottery process held in January for returning students; then based upon availability within the residence halls through the room change process. N/A indicates that a private room is not an option for this building.

RHA Fee 

$15 per semester 

The RHA fee serves multiple purposes. $7.30 goes to fund all the activities of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). These student leadership organizations provide programming, conference attendance, and leadership development opportunities to our on-campus residents. $5.00 goes to support safety and security in the residence halls. These funds assist the Office of Residence Life in expanding keycard access to exterior doors of residence halls, installing cameras at residence hall entrances, and maintaining that equipment. $2.70 funds the programming provided by the Resident Assistants (RAs) in each of our residence halls. This money supports community development and educational programming provided throughout the residence halls during the year. 

Technology Fee 

$30 per semester 

The technology fee is used to support the technology needs of each of the residence halls. This money supports the wireless and LAN networks in the student rooms, lounges, and throughout the residence halls. Funds are used to maintain and upgrade equipment, pay licensing or renewal fees, and maintain the software available to students within the residence halls. 



While you’re here, you won’t be stuck eating mac and cheese (unless that’s what you want). Find tons of dining across campus including options that cater to your dietary needs, so you won’t have to sacrifice quality or nutrition for convenience. Plus, you’ll dine with a clear conscience—learn about our sustainability efforts and eco-friendly packaging. Explore our dining options and select the meal plan that’s right for you.

Towers Complex 102
Mailing Address

One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701