Board approves moving Varsity Hall
Varsity Hall, which currently houses the Air Force ROTC program,
will be moved from its present location below Rouss and Wilson
halls to a grassy spot below Washington Hall, on the north end
of the East Range, the Board
of Visitors Buildings and Grounds Committee decided
move will make way for the expansion of Rouss Hall, which will
become the new home of the McIntire School of Commerce. Construction
is slated to start in June 2004.
three-story Varsity Hall was built in 1858 as an infirmary, and
its unique ventilation system to treat typhoid is one of the oldest
surviving examples of this design.
chairman Mark J. Kington dismissed the idea of demolishing Varsity
Hall, saying the University needed the space and it would cost
as much to build it as to move this building.