Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall

Building Details

Thompson Hall features the following:

  • Floors: 4 floors
  • Building Occupancy: about 200 students
  • Occupancy Type(s): double- and triple-occupancy rooms
  • Room Configuration(s): standard configuration: all rooms are located directly off a main interior hallway
  • Room Dimensions: approximately 10 feet x 20 feet
  • Bathrooms: bathrooms are located along main interior hallways at an interval of every 4-6 bedrooms; half of the bathrooms are gender inclusive
  • Laundry Facilities: there is one laundry room, located on the first floor; it has 6 washing machines and 6 dryers
  • Flooring Type(s): all bedrooms are carpeted
  • Bed Type(s): all rooms have extra-long (80 inch) twin beds
  • Computer Network Connection(s): wired and wireless
  • Cable TV Connection: Coaxial and IPTV
  • Landline Telephone Availability: not available
  • Mailbox Location: Segundo Services Center
  • Utilities Provider: Read our Utilities Information to learn about Thompson Hall's utilities.
  • Additional Notes: in lieu of traditional built-in closets, all rooms have wardrobes that measure approximately 6 feet x 2 feet, 8 inches x 2 feet and have two drawers and one shelf; triple-occupancy rooms have three wardrobes; in addition to the wardrobes, additional storage closets are located off the interior hallway

Maps, Plans and Models

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Mail, Mailboxes, and Care Packages

Use the following address to send mail and packages to Thompson Hall residents.

There is one mailbox for each room. Thompson Hall's mailboxes are located on the first floor of the Segundo Services Center, by the Area Service Desk.

Packages that do not fit in a mailbox are held at the Area Service Desk. The ASD staff will notify residents via email when they receive a package that needs to be picked up.

Mailing Address


Items in parenthesis should be customized with residents' specific information, including their names and room numbers.

Moving Into Thompson Hall

Refer to the move-in webpage for information about moving in to Thompson Hall. Move-in details vary based upon the time of year.

Building Namesake

Orville E. Thompson

Orville E. Thompson

Professor Emeritus, Human and Community Development

Hired: 1954
Retired: 1988
Deceased: 2006

Professor Emeritus Orville Thompson was one of the founding faculty of what is now known as the Department of human and Community Development. From 1954 until his retirement in 1988, Professor Thompson was extremely active in undergraduate education. He mentored students and colleagues alike with his strong beliefs in multi-disciplinary education. In 1967, with Professor Thompson's leadership and a great deal of involvement by students, the Department of Applied Behavioral Science was formed. His leadership helped ensure that students be given ownership of their education by self-selection of specializations within their majors. Professor Thompson devoted many years to UC Davis ensuring excellence in teaching. He served as instructor, researcher, and chair of the department. He also devoted much of his time to the Work-Learn Career Planning and Placement Office (Internship and Career Center), served on the International House board for 20 years, and has been active in the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity for 60 years. Professor Thompson continues to inspire great things in others. He has stated: "You will achieve much more in life through your influence on others than through what you do as an individual".