Thompson Hall is a co-ed dormitory on Kettering University's campus.

Residence Life


The Department of Residence Life at Kettering University is committed to designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, individual respect, personal growth and responsibility to one’s community. We pledge to accomplish this in a way that supports the mission of Kettering University and meets the ethical performance guidelines of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

About Thompson Hall

Frances Willson Thompson Hall is a four-story, on-campus residence facility for Kettering University. 

Room Layout

Every student gets a single-room at Thompson Hall. Each room includes:

  • Single bed
  • Desk & Desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Bookshelf
  • Microfridge

Residents share community bathrooms, located at hallway intersections and cleaned weekly by custodial staff. See the Guide to Residence Life for more details on room layout.

Lounge Areas

The Thompson Hall lobby is a convenient place for large study groups. The lobby also has an extensive collection of board games and puzzles for students to use, along with two large TVs that can be used to watch movies or play video games. There are six smaller lounges located throughout the building that offer students private work spaces.  

Community Kitchen

Located on the second floor of Thompson Hall is the Community Kitchen. Residents may use the kitchen to prepare basic meals at their convenience.

Dining Options

Residents of Thompson Hall have a variety of food options both on- and off-campus.

Meal Plan Value Cost

Plan A

Option 1

19 meal swipes, $75 BJ bucks


Plan A

Option 2

14 meal swipes, $150 BJ bucks


Plan B

$165 BJ bucks


Plan C

$330 BJ bucks

Plan D

$660 BJ bucks


25 Swipe

Block Plan

Pay once, keep until you have

used all 25 swipes or graduate


50 Swipe

Block Plan

Pay once, keep until you have

used all 50 swipes or graduate


100 Swipe

Block Plan

Pay once, keep until you have

used all 100 swipes or graduate


Dining Locations

Students are able to use their meal plan at the following places.

Sunrise Cafe

The Sunrise Cafe, in the Campus Center, is Kettering's main dining hall. Students can have breakfast, lunch and dinner, and can access the daily menu using the Bite app on their phone; available on iOS and Android devices.  

The hours for the cafe are: 

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 
Brunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

BJ's Lounge & Grill

BJ's Lounge, on the first floor of the Campus Center, serves as a late-night dining option. The lounge has collaborative work spaces that allow students to connect to larger monitors, plus pool tables and a big screen TV. BJ's is open 24/7 for students. Food is served:

Monday - Friday
6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday 
5 p.m. - 1 a.m

Einstein Bros. Bagels

There is an Einstein Bros. Bagels on campus located at the corner of University and Chevrolet Avenues, across from the Campus Center, and is open:

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunset C-Store

The C-Store, on the second floor of the Campus Center, provides students an opportunity to purchase snacks, First AID items and official Kettering gear. The C-Store is open:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 
11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m

Contacting Residence Life

Thompson Hall Front Desk
(810) 762-9503