Daniels Graduate Residence Hall
Daniels and Sherman Halls serve as the two graduate dormitories on campus. Although primarily for graduate student housing, both accept upper class undergraduates as well.
Daniels Hall was named in 1964 after Arthur Hills Daniel, who served the University in many capacities throughout his life. Among the roles he fulfilled were Professor of Philosophy, Head of the Philosophy Department, Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean of the Graduate School , and Acting President of the University.
By September 1958, the University had acquired all of the properties it needed to begin construction. While originally intended to have 69 single and 238 double rooms, the University asked that the company alter its bid to instead construct 213 single and 94 double rooms.
Groundbreaking on the building occurred on June 22, 1959, with groundbreaking on the second building occurring on June 14, 1960.
In the Fall of 2001, a $12.1M renovation of Daniels Hall was completed, doubling room size, and "represent[ing] a new direction in housing, incorporating undergraduate student preferences for more privacy and a location with proximity to core classes".
After its completion, Daniels Hall was known as one of the few dorms on campus where air-conditioned rooms could be obtained, through residents were forced to bring their own air conditioners.
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