Merit Hall is a three-story residence originally designed to provide convenient housing for single graduates and upper-class undergraduates who demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
The Stone family, who donated the building to the the University, intended that it contribute to the education of tomorrow's leaders by providing a collegial environment which facilitates learning from one another.
Merit Hall was first available to residents in the fall of 1986.
Merit Hall was home to the Global Village Community from 1996 to 2001. That community became the International Learning Community and moved to Adams Hall in the fall of 2002.