About the Hall

Named in honour of the courageous Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole, the Hall was built in 1957 to meet the demand for housing accommodation of an increasing female student population. At that time three other halls existed; Taylor and Chancellor Halls, which accommodated only males, and Irvine Hall, which housed both males and females. It was therefore fitting that Mary Seacole Hall be a hall for the ladies.

In 1958, the Hall opened its doors partially complete. Students had to eat at Irvine Hall as the dining room had been built, but was empty and locked up. Presently, the Hall boasts five blocks with all the necessary facilities. The Hall is modernly equipped to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free living environment.  

Located to the east of the Ring-Road at the UWI Mona Campus, MSH, as the Hall is commonly referred, proudly maintains the prestigious status of being the only all female sorority on the campus and shares a relationship with our brother Hall of the North, Chancellor. This coalition is referred to as the ChanSea tradition. 

The Hall is supervised by a Student Services and Development Manager formally known as a Warden, five Resident Advisors (RA's) and an administrative staff, which by extension includes the Hall Committee. The first Student Services Manager was Dr. Lucille Mair, who went on to become a Government Minister and is credited for formulating the first working draft of the Hall's Constitution. The late Miss June Dolly Besson, who was succeeded by Dr. Angela Gordon Stair, Mrs. Jennifer Martin, Mrs. Dorothy Hudson- McGhie and Dr. Thelora Reynolds, former Director of Student Services and Development on campus have all presided in this capacity. Presently the Hall is guided by the vibrant and innovative Nadeen Spence. 

At Mary Seacole Hall, we motivate our residents to be high academic achievers, confident and well rounded individuals who consistently aim for success in every aspect of their lives. Through determination, discipline and integrity, Seacolites live up to the honourable reputation of our dignified alma mater by being positive role models. Thus every Seacolite anywhere can proudly and rightfully proclaim, "So Hard To Be A Seacolite But So Good!"