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, 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 near local restaurants.  

 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 
Free standing 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 bed (approximate measurements): when 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 
  • Cable TV coax outlet in 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 

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 

2021-2022 Residence Hall Rates

Residence Hall  Semester Rate  Academic Rate  Private Room Rate Semester  Private Room Rate Academic 
Towers East and Towers South Singles  $3,450   $6,900  
Towers East and Towers South Doubles  $2,700   $5,400   $4,050   $8,100  
Greek/Group Singles  $3,450   $6,900  
Greek/Group Doubles  $2,975   $5,950   $4,462.50   $8,925  
Towers North and Towers West Double with Private Bathroom  $3,925   $7,850   $5,887.50   $11,775  
Towers North, Towers West, Myers, Vandiver  $3,425   $6,850   $5,137.50   $10,575  
Merick, LaFerla  $3,525   $7,050   $5,287.50   $10,575  
Dobbins River Campus Center  $3,650   $7,300   $5,475   $10,950  

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. 

Cable TV Fee 

$30 per semester 

The cable TV fee supports the offering of cable TV service throughout the residence halls. Over 150 cable channels are provided in every student room, most residence hall lounges, and some common areas throughout our residence halls. This fee also helps maintain the equipment and lines to provide this service in the residence halls. 

Dining

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.

Phone
Location
Office
Towers Complex 102
Mailing Address

One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701