Multnomah University

Graduate Residence Halls

Multnomah offers the convience of on campus living with the lowered price tag of residence hall housing to our single graduate-level and Adult Degree Completion Program (DCP) students in Lower Memorial Hall! Men reside in the west wing and women in the east wing.

Students make use of gender-specific, shared, dorm-style restrooms and two non-gender-specific shared kitchens. Most of the rooms are single occupancy and also include a sink with vanity mirror. All furnishings are provided (more detailed information is below). 

Because approximately 12 students are sharing each kitchen, it is HIGHLY recommended that all students bring a decent-sized mini-fridge for their room. (All other small appliances must be used in the shared kitchens due to electrical capacity.) It is also highly recommended that students expect to store most, if not all, of their food and cooking supplies in their room. Some storage space is available in the kitchens, but not enough for every student's supplies. Meal plans are not required, but purchasing at least a partial meal plan is strongly encouraged so that not all of your meals must be prepared in the shared kitchens.

Students should also be prepared to store all of their toiletries in their rooms. There is no storage space in the shared bathrooms.


To qualify for Memorial Hall Housing, you must be single and enrolled in at least 1 credit in MU's graduate school, seminary or degree completion program.

Any roommates must also be enrolled as MU grad, seminary or DCP students. No co-ed roommates allowed. 

Application Process

All students must first be accepted to MU and must have paid their enrollment deposit to apply for campus housing.

  • Complete and submit the housing appliction (to be posted online soon!)
  • Submit the $200 refundable security deposit
  • Student Services will contact you with housing assignment info and move in instructions

Applications are accepted at any time; there are no specific application due dates. But the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to get the space you want. 

Agreement Terms, Billing & Deposit

  • 9-month lease agreement (August 27, 2015 to May 7, 2016)*
  • Summer-term agreement optional
  • $200 refundable security deposit

Rent is charged per semester and is applied to the student's account unless the student arranges for monthly payments instead. Financial aid may be applied to housing after tuition and fees are paid.

*Exceptions: Lease dates and billing procedures may be adjusted for non-traditional programs, such as DCP and MAC, according to the program's academic terms.

Pricing (2015-2016 academic year, includes all utilities & MU Wifi)

  • Per Student — Standard Room: $1,850 per semester (1 student per room)
  • Per Student — Single Suite: $1,700 per semester (2 students per room)

Rooms Include:

  • Beds with mattresses
  • Desk and chair*
  • Sink/vanity
  • Ceiling fan
  • Windows
  • Dressers
  • Closets
  • Bookshelves 

*Suites may include extra sitting chairs. 

Not allowed

  • Children
  • Pets
  • Any small appliances (except for mini fridges)
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Candles/open flames
  • Weapons/firearms (even decorative)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Nails, screws, drywall anchors

What to bring

  • Linens
  • Cookware
  • Non-halogen study lamps
  • Hangers
  • Personal belongings
  • Mini fridge
  • Shower caddy

Memorial Hall Amenities

  • Full, shared kitchen
  • Shared bathrooms (gender-specific)
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared lounge
  • On-site laundry facility ($1/wash, $1/dry)
  • Secure bike storage
  • 24/7 access to Campus Safety
  • Custodial care
  • University meal plans*

*Meal plans are optional. You may purchase a partial or full meal plan if desired.


Multnomah's Student Services Department manages Memorial Hall. Our staff is enthusiastic about building connections in the community and serving as a resource in any way they can.

Have questions?

Contact Assistant Director for Housing Christy Martin at 503.251.6501 or