Murphy Hall

Murphy Hall was opened in 2002, this suite-style residence hall can house up to 160 students. It is co-ed by floor. The hall’s 4-person suites are arranged with two people each having an individual bedroom. Each suite includes private bathroom facilities. Murphy Hall includes a large recreational area with a large screen TV, pool table, and public kitchenette. ADA accessible accommodations are also available. Rooms are carpeted and furnished with desks, chairs, beds, closets, and bureaus. Blinds are provided in all rooms. The bedroom’s floor size is approximately 15′ x 11′.

Meal Plan Options

All resident students of Thomas More University are required to participate in a meal plan.

All first year residents are required to purchase either the All Access or 14-meal plan. All other residents are required to purchase a meal plan of their choice for each semester.

Flex dollars can be used at any on-campus food service facility, including The Interlude Cafe in the Saints Center. Unused flex cash from the fall semester is applied to the spring, but is not refundable at the end of the academic year.

Any questions or suggestions – menus or any special dietary requirements students might have – should be brought to the attention of the campus Food Service Director. More information about meal plans can be found at the Campus Dining Web Site. All freshman resident students are required to purchase either the All Access or 14-meal plan. All other resident students are required to purchase a meal plan of their choice for each semester.

Plan TypeRate
All Access Plan with $100 flex dollars
Weekly 14 meals with $150 flex dollars
Weekly 10 meals with $150 flex dollars$1,840
Commuter meal plans can be purchased online. For further details on meal plans, contact the Food Service Office at 859-344-3317.

Housing Application

It is a very exciting time to live here and there are many exciting changes coming in the near future. The first step in living on campus is filling out the housing application.

All students who will be under 60 credit hours at the end of the spring 2021 term of the Thomas More University residency requirement that requires them to live on campus. This applies to all traditional, undergraduate students, regardless of previous exemptions from this policy.

Once the housing application is completed, please also provide the following: Student Health Form, Tuberculosis screening, and a copy of immunization records. These forms can be found under “Apps & Forms” in the housing portal. Please upload the immunization records into the Student Health Form or fax the records to the campus nurse at 859-344-3636. Room selection will begin in mid-March. Please contact Assistant Dean of Students Tori Myles at with questions.

Housing Exemptions

Students who live at home with their parents/legal guardians in their primary residence in one of the following counties could qualify to be exempt:

  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Kenton,
  • Ohio: Hamilton, Clermont

In addition, the following conditions could qualify a student to be exempt:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married
  • Parent with custodial responsibilities
  • Part-time student (taking less than 9 credit hours a semester)
  • Extenuating health and medical circumstances

If students would like to be considered for an exemption based on these criteria, please complete the Housing Verificaton Form. You can also access the housing verification form by  by logging into MyTMU, click on  “resources” and then click on the “housing” tab on the left.

For housing or dining questions, please contact the Residence Life Department at 859-344-3544 or by email at Visit in person in the Student Life Hallway of the Thomas More Main Administration Building.