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The Donald G. and Gloria King LaFerla Hall opened Fall 2013 and is located adjacent to Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building, Robert A. Dempster Hall and Marvin Rosengarten Athletic Complex. LaFerla Hall is a suite style community with double occupancy student rooms connected by a shared entrance and bathroom. The residence hall has multiple small living rooms throughout the building, a large game room/kitchenette, laundry room, and multiple study lounges on each floor.

In addition to the unique room layout, LaFerla Hall is home to many of the Residential Learning Communities. The student population of LaFerla Hall is a mix of new and returning students. Most students in our learning communities are new students, with some upper level students who were previous members of the learning community remaining on the floor to help support the program.

Room Floor Plan

Example of Student Room

(some rooms will have a slightly different layout)

floor plan image for two double rooms, bathroom area with separate shower and toilet area, double sinks
Click to enlarge


  • Approximate Room Measurements: 10'9" W x 17'5" L x 10' H.
  • Window sizes: 3’ 4” W x 6’ 6” H; there are two windows (side-by-side) in 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.
  • 4 quad outlets and 2 double outlets in the bathroom.
  • Built-in closet: 8’1” H x 2’ 10” W x 1’10” There is additional storage above the closet rod for storage.
  • Mattress size: 80” L (extra-long 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: 27”W x 24” H x 20” D.

Standard bedroom

Laferla room view 1 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


Standard suite entrance foyer

LaFerla room view 2 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


$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.

  •   Cable TV coax outlet in each bedroom
  •    Community kitchen on each floor
  •   Kitchenettes (each floor)
  •    LAN (1 per student) and Wifi
  •   Laundry (1st floor)
  •   TV Lounge (each floor)
  •    Program Lounge (1st floor)
  •    Vending Machines (1st floor)
  • Located on the North Campus
  • Residential capacity: 252
  • Hall Type: Suite Style, residents share bath/shower rooms (cleaned by resident)
  • Room Types: Double Occupancy
  • 4 floors, 7 wings, 1 RA per wing

Student Name
LaFerla Hall Room #
982 Greek Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


(573) 651-2274
Towers Complex 102

Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701