Skemp Hall was originally built as a two-level gymnasium annex to Heffron Hall. In 1965, it was remodeled into a three-story residence hall. At that time, it was named in honor of Thomas Skemp, a beloved teacher and coach at Saint Mary's during the 1920s. Skemp houses approximately 105 first-year women in double rooms and the hall's residents love its walk-in closets. Multiple private showers and restrooms are located on each floor. The hall is substance-free, and for the safety of its residents, is locked 24 hours.
Common areas included in Skemp
- three main television/study lounges
- computer pod with two computers and a printer
- three laundry rooms (one on each floor) with two washers and two dryers in each room ($0.75/load wash, $0.50/load dry)
- community kitchen, with a stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator
Rooms are approximately 15’ x 17’ and furnished with curtains for the windows and fluorescent lighting.
Skemp's rooms are not carpeted.
- 2 beds with extra-long mattresses
- walk-in closet with clothing bar and shelving
- built-in desks
- 2 desk chairs
- cable and internet hook-up (including access to the SMU wireless network)
Exception to the above
Skemp 131 and 331 are triples with the following changes to their layouts and ammenities:
- bedroom – 12' x 15'
- second room – 12 ' x 17'
- private bathroom, no shower