Clayton A. Gay Hall is a contemporary hall housing 230 students in two towers. These towers are connected at the ground level by a central lounge and recreation area that includes a plasma TV, ping-pong, pool table, and vending machines. An outdoor sand volleyball court is adjacent to the building.
Each tower is composed of three floors. These floors are co-ed by alternating rooms. Bathrooms are located on each floor. Each floor has two lounge areas and a kitchen for residents of the floor.
There is a Community Adviser on each floor and a Hall Director who supervises the CA staff. The Hall Director is a full-time staff member of the Office of Residential Life and the CAs are returning Morris students. Office of Residential Life staff members are available to help acquaint you with other residents, plan activities, and answer questions you may have about residence hall living or the Morris campus in general.
Each room is furnished with two beds, two desks and chairs, and two large wardrobes. There are two large dressers and two small dressers in each bedroom. You must provide your own linen (mattresses measure 36x 80" requiring extra-long sheets), blankets, pillows, and towels.
Please consult with your roommate prior to making plans for bunks, carpets, TV, refrigerator, etc. Pets are not permitted, except aquarium fish.
Gay Hall is home to the "Healthy Lifestyles" and the "World Culture" themed floors. Theme housing allows students with common interests and pursuits to live together and support each other through planned activities and formal interactions. If you are interested in living in a theme community, please check the appropriate area on your housing contract. Assignment to these spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
The laundry room contains six washers and six dryers. Please note, campus laundry rooms use water saving and energy saving high efficiency washers. Please follow all directions—including use of HE detergent
Clayton A. Hall Facts
Clayton A. Gay Hall was built in the 1960s. The hall was named in honor of Judge Clayton A. Gay (1904–1958). Judge Gay was the first president of the West Central Educational Development Association. The building was dedicated February 20, 1966.
The hall is a 52,280 square foot residence hall designed by Carl Graffunder and Associates. In addition to student housing, Gay Hall is also home to the Office of Residential Life and Health Services.