Campus Buildings

Andreas House: Opened in 1999, the three suite-style residential halls brought a new level of campus living to Mount Mercy. Each suite promotes community living, with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and storage space. The furnished suites also feature amenities including cable TV, campus network connections, and programmable heating and air conditioning. A connecting middle building has an exercise facility and full kitchen. Martin L. Andreas served Mount Mercy as a trustee for 40 years prior to his death in May 2016.

Basile Hall: Opened in 2003, Basile Hall houses Mount Mercy’s business and science programs. It contains well-equipped classrooms and teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, a computer lab classroom, a large multi-purpose meeting room, and faculty offices. Business and academic classrooms are housed on the second and third floors; sciences are located on first floor. Mount Mercy’s accelerated and online programs are also located in Basile Hall. Basile Hall is named for Columbus “Cal” Basile, a former trustee, businessman, and long-time friend of Mount Mercy.

Busse Center: Opened in February 1993, the Busse Center is named for Lavern and Audrey Busse. Mr. Busse is a trustee emeritus of Mount Mercy. It houses the Library, Computer Classroom, Campus Ministry Center, and the Chapel of Mercy. In addition to its collection of over 125,000 volumes listed on a computerized catalog, the library offers comfortable study areas, group study rooms, digital catalog and periodical guides, a media viewing room, and a computer classroom. The Campus Ministry Center provides a place for the Mount Mercy community to come together for prayer, socializing, and service. Students of all faiths are invited to attend services in the Chapel of Mercy.

Betty Cherry Heritage Hall: Named in honor of a long-time trustee of Mount Mercy, this Hall serves multiple purposes for the Mount Mercy Community. It is located on the terrace level of McAuley Hall and offers spectacular views of the campus. Some of the activities that take place here are guest speakers and lecturers, fitness classes, and student development activities.

Condon Family Rectory: Dedicated in 2016, this distinguished home serves as the official residence of the University's chaplain. The residence was made possible by University Board of Trustees Chair Brandt Worley and his wife, Sandy, in honor of Brandt’s mother, Charlotte, and her cousin Father Gerald A. Condon.

CRST International Graduate Center: The Mount Mercy University CRST International Graduate Center is located on the NE side of Cedar Rapids about 1.5 miles from main campus, just off Wenig Road. The Center houses the offices and classrooms of Mount Mercy’s graduate programs. The Graduate Center also houses Mount Mercy’s Gerald and Audrey Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, which includes 10 therapy rooms and two observation rooms. The building is designed to fit the needs of working adults with easy access, ample study and lounge space, and meeting facilities.

Donnelly Center: Opened in December 1975, the Donnelly Center was named in honor of benefactors Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Donnelly, major donors to Mount Mercy and friends to the Sisters of Mercy for over seventy years. The building houses the health sciences division and offers numerous classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices.

Hennessey Recreation Center: Opened in 1985, the Hennessey Recreation Center’s 2,000 seat gymnasium with regulation basketball and volleyball courts, a racquetball court, a Universal weight room, and locker rooms are available to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Center is named after Sr. Mary Agnes Hennessey, the fifth president of Mount Mercy.

Lower Campus Apartments: Opened in September 1976, the lower campus apartments consist of four buildings named after Sisters of Mercy: Mullany House, after Sister Mary Agatha Mullany, first mother superior of the Cedar Rapids Sisters of Mercy; McCullough House, after Sister Mary Gertrude McCullough, the mother superior who purchased the Mound Farm property that is currently Mount Mercy; Holland House, after Sister Mary Ildephonse Holland, foundress and first president of Mount Mercy; and Reilly House, after Sister Mary Xavier Reilly, Mount Mercy’s first dean and long-time member of the English department. Four-person apartments are available for junior and senior students. The apartments feature furnished living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. All apartments are air-conditioned.

Lundy: Located adjacent to the terrace level of McAuley Hall, Lundy provides a mixture of curricular and co-curricular activities. The upper level houses music faculty, exercise and fitness rooms, and the mail center. The lower level houses classrooms and faculty-staff offices. J. Edward Lundy served Mount Mercy as a trustee from 1957 until his death in 2007.

McAuley Hall: Opened in 1956, McAuley Hall was named in honor of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. This hall features suites with adjoining private baths. Rooms in McAuley are furnished with beds, dressers, desks, and desk chairs. Some students may choose to arrange their rooms as four-person suites. Kitchens in the Regina Lounge and the McAuley penthouse are available to students who live in McAuley Hall. This residence hall is co-educational with men and women living on separate floors.

Plaster Athletic Complex: Completed in 2017, the Plaster Athletic Complex is the home field for baseball, softball, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s soccer. It was designed to offer outstanding practice, competition, and guest facilities and experiences. 

Regina Hall: Opened in September 1964, Regina Hall is home to mostly freshmen students and features traditional rooms complete with studio beds, desks and chairs, dressers, private sinks, and closets. Kitchens in the Regina Lounge and the McAuley penthouse are available to students who live in Regina Hall. This residence hall is co-educational with men and women living on separate floors.

Rinderknecht Athletic Center: Located across the street from the Plaster Athletic Complex, this building houses offices for outdoor sport coaches. Further development of this new facility is anticipated. 

Sisters of Mercy University Center: Opened in September 2011, the Sisters of Mercy University Center, built between the twin pillars of Regina and McAuley Halls, is the gathering place for the Mount Mercy University community. Its flexible design creates an environment that fosters collaboration, integrates technology, encourages learning beyond the classroom, and builds community. The Sisters of Mercy University Center houses several offices including: Admissions, Residence Life, Student Activities, Leadership, Counseling Services, Career Services, Public Safety, Health Services, International Programs and International Student Services, Academic Center for Excellence, the Student Government Association, and club offices. The Dining Center, Hilltop Grill, the Campus Store, Copy Center, conference rooms, a large seating area with large screen TVs, and a game room can all be found in the Sisters of Mercy University Center. University IDs and parking permits may be obtained from the Information Desk.

University House: Located at 305 Nassau Street SE, this distinguished home serves as the official residence of the President of Mount Mercy, as well as the venue for numerous meetings, receptions, and other official college events. Purchased by Mount Mercy in 2006, the home is located in Cedar Rapids’ historic Brucemore neighborhood.

Warde Hall: Built in 1924, Warde Hall is the oldest building on the Mount Mercy campus. The building itself was originally called Mount Mercy College, but its name was changed to Warde Hall when McAuley Hall was built. The building is named after Frances Warde, the first Sister of Mercy in America. It is home to the Provost's Office, Business Office, Marketing and Communications, Development and Alumni Relations, President’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and the Student Financial Services Office, as well as classroom and office space.