Clayton A. Gay Hall

Clayton A. Gay hall is composed of two towers, connected by a central lounge complete with a plasma TV, ping-pong, pool table, and vending machines, and an outdoor sand volleyball court adjacent to the building.

Gay Hall kitchen
A kitchen in Clayton A. Gay Hall

Both housing 115 people, each tower is made up of three floors. These floors are co-ed by alternating rooms. Male and female bathrooms are located on each floor. Each floor also has two lounge areas, as well as a kitchen area, complete with refrigerator, oven, and stove.

There is a Community Advisor, a returning Morris student, on each floor and an Area Coordinator who supervises the CA staff. Office of Residential Life staff members are also available to plan activities, answer any questions, and help ease the transition into residential life. The Office of Residential Life is located on the first floor of Gay Hall.

Gay Hall is home to the Healthy Lifestyles themed floor. Theme housing allows students with common interests to live together and support each other through planned activities and community building. If you are interested in living in a theme community, please check the appropriate area on your housing contract. Assignment to these spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

 Each room comes furnished with:

  • two beds (mattresses measure 36x80" requiring extra-long sheets)
  • desks and chairs
  • wardrobes
  • large dressers
  • small dressers
Gay Hall laundry room
Laundry room in Clayton A. Gay Hall

The laundry room is located on the first floor of the second tower. The laundry room contains six washers and six dryers. Campus laundry rooms use water-saving and energy-saving high-efficiency washers. Please follow all directions—including the use of HE detergent.

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.