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HISTORY OF ANDREWS HALL

Opened in 1965, Andrews Hall was the first high-rise building built on campus at a cost of $2.5 million. The nine-floor tower was built to house 485 women, and was the second phase of the bond revenue project. The structure is comprised of eight residential floors, each housing approximately 60 women. The basement provides a large gathering space for programming and socializing.

In 2000, larger rooms called “Deluxe Doubles” were created and offered for student occupancy. The rooms were two former double rooms, joined by a door. The idea was students could use one room as a living room and another as their sleeping area. The rooms were offered for a few years but then restored to their former configuration as popularity decreased. In fall of 2011, the Deluxe Doubles were made available once again to interested students in Thomas and Andrews Halls.

AndrewsThe women of Andrews hall have always been interested in providing service to the community by hosting multiple blood drives and several events to raise money for those in need. This includes a 1999 dance which according to the Daily Eastern News was to raise funds for flooding in Mexico. 

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