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Thompson Hall


Leo Cruz

Resident Grad Assistant

Office Phone: x6867

Quick Facts

Built in 1990, Thompson is part of what is known as "The Bluff," which also includes the Li and Welch apartment buildings. Thompson is an undergraduate residence hall for students who are 20 years or older by the first day of fall classes. Thompson is staffed by a Resident Graduate Assistant, Leo Cruz, and staff of 3 RAs.

The Bluff Exterior
Thompson Hall Exterior
Thompson Community Lounge
Thompson Hall Community Lounge & Kitchen

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 150 Residents
  • 3 Stories
  • 6 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 4/6 Washers/Dryers
  • Built 1990
  • 3 Community Lobbies
  • Suite-Style Rooms
  • Suite-Style Restrooms
  • Upperclassmen Only
  • 6 minute walk from the center of campus (0.3 mi.)

About Thompson

Thompson has suite-style rooms; instead of large, common bathrooms, each two-bedroom suite has its own bathroom, and each room has its own in-room sink/vanity; this provides both additional privacy and the additional responsibility of keeping the bath clean. There is a single laundry room on the first floor, and one kitchen. Thompson is co-ed, with male and female students living on separate floors of the building, while sharing the 1st floor lounge, kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Thompson Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Hall Amenities

  • Suite-Style
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Elevators
  • Longer Open House Hours
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Quiet Halls
  • Outdoor Patio Nearby
  • On-Campus Dining
  • Ping-Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed ( view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Food Truck
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.

Thompson Double Room
Sample Thompson Triple Room
Thompson Suited Restroom

See more personalization options on Pinterest

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

I have felt a new freedom to be who I am and feel accepted. It’s helped me transition into being an upperclassman very smoothly.

-Taylor S

It is a great transition between dorm life and apartments. I really enjoy the upper classmen atmosphere: a great dynamic between genuine, caring relationships, and personal space when you need it. Best of both worlds - apartment living and dorm life. Perfect Resident Hall for upper classmen.

-James Z.

Community Traditions

  • Bluff Barbeque
  • All Hall Events
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball
  • Nationball 2012 and 2013 Champions
  • Dorm Champions 2012-13

Bluff Barbeque - The Apartment and Residence Halls on the “Bluff” come together for an annual barbeque!

Biola Housing residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Biola Housing residents celebrate Christmas Tree Lighting
Biola residents enjoy The Eddy concert
Biola residents celebrate Mock Rock
Biola Housing residents celebrate Midnight Madness

Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Community photos courtesy THE CHIMES/Facebook.