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Kemp Hall

Kemp Hall exterior

Located next to Funsell First-Year Residence Halls, Kemp is our BIPOC housing for the current academic year. Kemp is the most commonly known name for this hall with a gorgeous, home-like feel, spacious rooms, stunning architectural design, and a strong community.

Quick Facts:

Address: 1207 North Main St. 

Capacity: 28 students.

Room dimensions: vary from room to room

Air-conditioner unit: yes.

Furniture: twin extra long bed, desk, closet, dresser, and bookshelf are provided for each resident. Beds are loftable or bunkable.

Laundry:  washer and a dryer located in the basement.

Kitchen/Dining room: stove/oven, microwave, fridge and sink are available for all students on the first floor. There is a small dining room adjacent to the kitchen with a table and chairs.

Lounges: fireplace lounge with sofas, a TV, and a piano. There is also a recreation lounge with a pool table, as well as a conference room and study lounge available on the 1st floor.

Other amenities: ice machine is located in the basement.

Internet access: Illinois Wesleyan Internet Wireless Access is available for all residents.


JMJ Community

"We wanted to create a community where every BIPOC student at IWU felt welcomed and safe"

 - Jessica Flores & Marlyn Sanchez, Creators of JMJ

Jessica Flores & Marlyn Sanchez

The Josephine Mabel Jackson, or JMJ,  Community was created by Jessica Flores '22 and Marlyn Sanchez '21 in the fall of 2019. They created the community to provide a safe space where students of color can live on campus and emphasize unity by having the opportunity to live with other diverse learners. They wanted to create a support group that functions like a family and encourages vital skills to work with others. And they have done just that and more.

The JMJ Community allows students to have the opportunity to create friendships with people who are not necessarily within your major. Students that participate in this community will be comfortable to express themselves and their culture. 


There are many different ways you can configure your room with the furniture provided in your room. Click   here  for some of the ways you can move your furniture!

Staff Information

The building is assigned a Resident Advisor (RA) who is specially trained to provide direct support for residents and foster a hall community.

Kemp Staff