Cheney Hall

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Cheney Hall is reopening for the fall 2017 semester to provide temporary housing for students. As spaces become available in the housing system, students will be reassigned to a permanent space throughout the fall semester.

Cheney Hall was built in 1939 as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project and was designed to match the rest of campus at that time. Cheney Hall is a community-style hall and is the oldest residence hall still standing on campus.

Conveniently located at the middle of campus, Cheney offers easy access to Academic, Brandt, Carnahan, Parker, Scully, and Dempster buildings.

  • Location: Middle of Campus
  • Hall Type: Community Style (floor residents share bath/shower rooms)
  • Community style restrooms are cleaned professionally
  • Residential Capacity: 70 beds; 3 floors
  • Floor Capacity: 15 resident rooms, 2 RAs for the building
  • Room Types: Double Occupancy;
  • Approximate Room Measurements: 15’8” W x 15’7” L x 8’ H. Remember, one unique thing about Cheney Hall is that no two rooms are the same.
  • Window sizes vary depending on the room.
  • Desktop Measurements: 36” L x 24” W.
  • Dresser (3-drawer and movable): 30” W x 24” D x 30” H. Each drawer is approximately 5 ½” D. Each person in the room has their own dresser.
  • Wardrobe Dimensions (All dimensions are from the base of the space in the wardrobe which clothes are hung to the closet rod (i.e. where you hang your clothes): 34 ½” W x 21 ¾” D x 54” H.
  • Built-in Closets (All dimensions are from the floor to the height of the closet rod (i.e. where you hang your clothes): 42” W x 31” D x 65” H. There is additional storage above the closet rod for storage.
  • Mattress size: 74” L (regular twin) Loft kit included.
  • Approximate Measurement of bed (for storage underneath) 80” L x 39” D x 33” H. This applies if you raise your bed on the highest rung without lofting. The bed can also be lowered.
  • Space under sink: 22 ½” H x 19 ½” D x 22 ½” W
  • Cable Connection: 1 outlet per room
  • Community Kitchen: Basement level
  • Internet Connection: LAN (1 per student) and Wi-Fi
  • Laundry: Basement level
  • Telephone: 1 outlet per room (service not included)
  • Program & TV Lounge: On 1st floor


Fax: 573-651-2557
Towers Complex 102
Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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