Residence Hall #2 (Previously Thomas)

Residence Hall #2 (Previously Thomas) was fully renovated in 2015 and houses 86 upperclass students in suite style rooms.

On March 26, 2022 the Board of Trustees, following research, voted to remove the names of building on campus that were named for individuals who were enslavers.

James Thomas, Jr. Memorial Hall was completed in 1913 as one of the first two dormitories on the University’s new campus and was initially referred to as “Dormitory No. 2.” It was named by the Board of Trustees in 1916 in memory of James Thomas, Jr. (1806-1882) in recognition of his service to the institution. Thomas was a founding Trustee of Richmond College, serving initially as Treasurer and later as President (i.e., Chair) of the Board of Trustees (1872-1873 and 1880-1882). His financial support enabled the University to re-open after its financial ruin in the Civil War. Thomas was the owner of tobacco factories that he operated using the labor of scores of enslaved people. According to Federal Census records, he enslaved more than 100 individuals in Richmond and was also an extensive participant in the “slave hire” system of leasing laborers from their enslavers.

A College Fellow also resides in Residence Hall #2 (Previously Thomas).

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  • Lower Level


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    03 - 13 x 15.6 Double Separate Room
    05 - 11 x 18 Double Separate Room
    11 - RA
    13 - Room A: 12 x 17 Double; Room B: 9.6 x 13.6 Single Single/Double Suite
    19 - Room A: 10 x 12 Single: Room B: 9 x 15 Double Single/Double Suite
    20 - 8.6 x 11.6 Single Separate Room
    22 - 11 x 11.6 Single Separate Room
    23 - 11 x 20 Double Separate Room

  • First Floor

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    100 - Room A: 9 x 15 Single; Room B: 14 x 15.6 Double Single/Double Suite
    101 - 10.6 x 11 Single Separate Room
    103 - 10.6 x 12 Single Separate Room
    111 - 12 x 15 Double Separate Room
    112 - RA
    114 - 11.6 x 15.6 Double Separate room
    116 - Room A: 9 x 12 Single; Room B:8.6 x 11.6 Single Single/Single Suite
    117 - Room A: 8 x 12 Single; Room B: 11 x 16 Double Single/Double Suite
    118 - Not Available
    121 - Room A: 9 x 15.6 Single; Room B: 13 x 17 Double Single/Double Suite

  • Second Floor

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    200 - Room A: 9 x 15 Single; Room B: 14 x 15.6 Double Single/Double Suite
    201 - 10.6 x 11 Single Separate Room
    203 - 10.6 x 12 Single Separate Room
    209 - Room A: 12 x 15 Double; Room B:8.6 x 11.6 Single Single/Double Suite
    210 - RA
    211 - Room A: 12 x 17 Double; Room B: 9 x 13 Single Single/Double Suite
    214 - 11.6 x 15.6 Double Separate Room
    215 - Room A: 8 x 12 Single; Room B: 11 x 16 Double Single/Double Suite
    216 - Room A: 9 x 12 Single; Room B: 10 x 11 Single Single/Single Suite
    218 - 8 x 11 Single Separate Room
    219 - Room A: 9 x 15.6 Single; Room B: 13 x 17 Double Single/Double Suite

  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth Floors

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    301 - Room A: 11 x 17.6 Double; Room B: 12 x 15.6 Double Suite
    304 - 8.6 x 16.6 Double Separate Room
    305 - 8.6 x 22 Double Separate Room
    306 - 8 x 13 Single Separate Room
    307 - 13 x 13.6 Double Separate Room
    308: RA
    311 - 11.6 x 16 Double Separate Room
    312 - 8 x 13 Single Separate Room
    313 - 14 x 16 Double Separate Room

    401 - Room A: 9 x 13 Single; Room B: 9.6 x 13 Single Suite

    501 - Room A: 12.6 x 16 Double Separate Room
    501 - Room B: 12.6 x 17 Double Separate Room