Thomas Hall, a co-ed residence hall, is home to more than 350 male students.
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Herbert Joseph Thomas Jr.
Thomas Hall memorializes Herbert J. Thomas Jr., a 1941 alumnus who enlisted in the military two months before graduation and saw action against Japanese forces on the Solomon Islands during World War II. On Nov. 7, 1943, the sergeant flung himself across a grenade, giving his own life to save his comrades. To honor his sacrifice, a destroyer and hospital were named for him, and he received posthumously the Navy Cross and the nation's Medal of Honor.
Thomas Hall was first occupied in fall 1949. Cost of construction was $427,185; the building contains 37,775 square feet. It was closed for renovation after fall 1969 and reopened in fall 1970. It was further renovated in summer 2004.
Address: 191 Turner St. NW | Map Grid: M-2
Originally Built: 1949 | Abbreviation: THOM
Latitude: 37.23214 | Longitude: -80.42005