Fall Term 2020 Update

For Fall Term 2020, new entering students may choose to live in Thompson Hall or commute to campus. Either way, students must complete the Housing Application. All students, whether planning to live on-campus or commute, must submit the Housing Application by September 21, 2020. Thompson Hall features single-occupancy; bathrooms, common areas, and high-touch surfaces are disinfected twice daily, and disposable disinfectant wipes are available at the front desk. 

Residence Life

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. 

Thompson Hall

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

Room Layout

Typical room layout for students living in Thompson Hall at Kettering University.

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.

Lounge Areas

Students study together in a common study area in Thompson Hall at Kettering University.

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

Students living in Thompson Hall have access to common kitchen areas.

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

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Thompson Hall is the main residence hall for undergraduate students at Kettering University.

Dining on Campus

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

Meal Plans

Plan Name 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



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

Sunrise Cafe

The Sunrise Cafe is the main dining hall at Kettering University.

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

Einstein's Bagels is one of the dining options at Kettering University.

An Einstein Bros Bagels on campus is 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