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O'Hare Hall

O'Hare Hall Residential College

O'Hare Hall

This three-wing, five-level complex, made up of 13 “neighborhoods” houses 560 students. The majority of the bedrooms are doubles, with a significant number of singles and a small number of triples. Each double and triple bedroom has a private bathroom which is shared with the residents of an adjoining room. Occupants of single bedrooms share a bathroom with one other single bedroom occupant. O’Hare Hall features 13 community lounges (each equipped with living room furniture, a kitchenette, and a TV and DVD player), eight quiet study lounges, and four seminar rooms.

O'Hare's staff consists of two resident directors, 13 resident assistants and two Jesuits-in-residence. These staff members encourage all students to share in the goals of living in a residential college and of a Jesuit education.

O'Hare Hall's architecture facilitates an atmosphere that bridges residents' academic and social needs. The events and activities planned by the staff encourage all students to learn and grow. Many programs develop in residents a sense of community and citizenship, which will become essential in life after graduation.

O'Hare Hall Residential College is also home to 4 Integrated Learning Communities:

Female student sitting on bed in dorm room - SM

Fast Facts

  • Population: 560 Upperclassmen
  • Room Types: Singles, Doubles, Triples
  • Double and triple bedroom have private bathrooms
  • Singles share a bathroom with one other occupant
  • Typical Room Dimensions: 12 x 20 feet


  • 13 community lounges with living room furniture, a kitchenette, and a TV
  • 8 quiet study lounges
  • 4 seminar rooms
  • O'Keefe Commons, a room that can accommodate up to 350 people for functions and events
  • Elevator
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD Player

Housing Rates

Rates are for the nine-month academic year and include all utilities, cable television, telephone service, laundry, and membership to the Lombardi Fitness Center. These rates do not include the residence hall activity fee.

All residents in this dormitory are required to have a meal plan.

See the current room rates for O'Hare Hall. Room configurations and rates are subject to change.

Move-in dates vary, please see Important Dates for more information.

O'Hare Hall History

Built in 2000, O'Hare Hall is named for Fr. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J. who served as the President of the University from 1984 to 2003. Father O'Hare's nineteen-year tenure as President was the longest in Fordham's history up to that time.  A widely-admired civic leader, Father O'Hare was the first president of the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Prior to his appointment as Fordham's President, he served for many years as the editor-in-chief of America, the Jesuits' national journal of opinion. O'Hare Hall is also the site of the University Bookstore, a food venue just outside of its central breezeway, and various University offices on its easter side facing the parking structure, including Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. Despite its newness, the hall has beautiful stone facade and carved stone symbols on its upper stories including a ram's head.

Standard Rooms in O'Hare Hall

Furnished O'Hare Hall Double Bedroom

A great example of how an O'Hare Hall Double bedroom might look!

Furnished O'Hare Hall Double Bathroom

A great example of how an O'Hare Hall Double bathroom might look!

Furnished O'Hare Hall Double Bedroom Alternative

Another great example of how an O'Hare Hall Double bedroom might look!