Clayton A. Gay Hall

Clayton A. Gay Hall is composed of two towers. Housing 115 people, each tower has three floors. These floors are mixed-gender. There are four lockable bathrooms on each floor that contain one shower stall, two toilet stalls, and two sinks.

Lounges, Kitchens, and Laundry

Gay Hall kitchen
A kitchen in Clayton A. Gay Hall

Each floor also has two air conditioned lounge areas, as well as a kitchen area, complete with refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, and stove.

Gay Hall laundry room
Laundry room in Clayton A. Gay Hall

The Gay Hall laundry room is in Tower Two and offers five washers and six dryers. Laundry facilities are open 24/7 and free for students to use.

The two towers are connected by a central lounge, complete with a TV, couches, a ping-pong table, and a pool table. This main lounge area is air conditioned. Outside, there is a sand volleyball court and tetherball behind the building.

Gay Hall Rooms

Gay Hall rooms are guaranteed double-as-single rooms for upper class students. A small number of rooms are available to share with a roommate, with same genders roomed together. 

Community Advisors

There is a Community Advisor (CA), a returning Morris student employed by the Office of Residential Life, on each floor. The CA staff is supervised by student Hall Directors and a full-time Area Coordinator. These Office of Residential Life staff members are also available to plan activities, answer any questions, and help ease the transition into residential life.

Office of Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life is located on the first floor of Gay Hall Tower Two.

 Each room comes furnished with:

  • two beds (mattresses measure 36" x 80" requiring extra-long sheets)
  • desks and chairs
  • wardrobes
  • large dressers
  • small dressers
  • box fan

Clayton A. Hall Facts

  • The hall is a 52,280 square foot residence hall designed by Carl Graffunder and Associates.
  • Built in the 1960s, this hall was named in honor of Judge Clayton A. Gay (1904–1958). Judge Gay was the first president of the West Central Educational Development Association.