St. Martin's Memorial Hall | Benedictine College

St. Martin's Memorial Hall

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St. Martin's Memorial Hall is home for 90 freshmen women. The dormitory is named in honor of St. Martin of Tours, the patron saint of soldiers, and each of the rooms has the name of an alumnus who was lost in World War II. St. Martin of Tours Chapel is located on the ground floor of the building. The inner hallways, community bathrooms and ability to leave room doors open creates a great atmosphere for students to simply hang out in the hall playing games, listening to music, having study sessions or talking.

Resident Director: Kendra Dudasko

Kendra Dudasko

Kendra (Stewart) Dudasko is from “The Good Life” of Nebraska and is also a Benedictine Alumna of the Class of ‘17. She graduated with degrees in  Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Sociology. During her time at Benedictine she ran Cross Country and Track, was an RA in St. Martin’s Memorial Hall and the Kremmeter Apartments, studied abroad in Seville, Spain and she was involved in Gregorian Fellows and a FOCUS Bible Study. After graduation she joined staff with FOCUS and served two years at the University of South Alabama and one year as the Team Director at Georgia College. Kendra (with her husband Andrew) is excited to be in Atchison and serve the women of St. Martin’s Memorial Hall.

Room Dimensions

  • Room: 11’4" x 16’, slight variations do exist
  • Closet: 4'2’’ deep x 2’6’’ across (measurements do not include shelves)
  • Desk (top): 3’6’’ x 2’
  • Window (includes blinds): 5’5’’ x 5’4"
  • Bed: Twin XL mattress, 14.5’’ under bed height
  • Dresser (6 drawers): 23’’ x 14’’ x 7’’

Hall Information

  • Appliances: The dorm kitchen is equipped with a full sized refrigerator/freezer, microwave, oven and stove. Kitchen appliances are available for the use of all residents. Residents may check out cooking utensils and a large variety of pots and pans from the RA office.

  • Bathrooms: Each floor has a communal bathroom

    • Ground: five women share a two shower bathroom
    • First: twenty-three women share a three shower bathroom
    • Second: thirty-three women share a four shower bathroom
    • Third: thirty-three women share a four shower bathroom
  • Furniture Supplied: Bunk beds, one dresser, two desks, two spacious walk-in closets that are equipped with shelving unit, high ceilings, and clothing rack.

  • Handicap Accessible: First floor only.

  • Laundry & Vending: There is a free laundry facility on the ground floor, one beverage machine, and one snack machine.

  • Lofts: No lofts are allowed

  • Lounges: Two lounges are available on the ground floor to residents. The main lounge has a TV, lounge furniture, games, vending machines, and tables with a direct access door to the kitchen. The smaller lounge is typically used for studying. Lounges are twenty-four hours for women only; men may not stay past midnight.

  • Recreation: Available for checkout: Large variety of movies, vacuums, board games and cards, lawn games and sporting equipment, cooking utensils and a large variety of pots and pans.

  • Hall Chapel: St. Martin’s Memorial Hall houses St. Martin’s Chapel located on the ground floor. Mass is offered in this chapel one morning a month and on St. Martin of Tours’ feast day, November 11, for the residents of St. Martin’s Memorial Hall and other female students. The chapel can accommodate approximately 90 students. The chapel offers adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • Security: The building locks at 11 PM and residents can only access the building through the front door. The building unlocks at 8 AM.  The residents use their Student ID that will allow them entrance to the building.  Residents are issued one individual room key that allows them access into their room.  Every resident room door has a hard key.  The building exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can only be accessed by use of the ID card.