Part of Jackrabbit Village, Thorne Hall has four floors that house 148 students with 21 rooms on each floor — 16 doubles, four singles and a room for a residence hall adviser.
By residence hall standards, the rooms are supersized at 204 square feet (basically 20 x 10 feet). They are 44 square feet, or 25 percent, larger than most rooms on campus. Each floor has a dedicated, sound-proof study room, two restrooms, air conditioning, and a living room that includes a full kitchen with full-sized appliances, a fireplace, soft seating, and an electronic gaming area.
Thorne Hall is one of three new residence halls completed in time for students in August 2010. The hall is named after Josef Thorne, a 1963 civil engineering graduate from Beresford. He was an all-American and conference most valuable player as a fullback on the Jackrabbits’ 1961 North Central Conference champion football team. Thorne was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1963, but instead joined the Army as a second lieutenant and became a helicopter pilot. He was the first South Dakotan to die in Vietnam when his helicopter crashed from enemy fire in 1965.
Physical Address:980 Campanile Ave.
Brookings, SD 57007