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Summer of ’65: Griggs Hall opens at UMD

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Fifty years ago — Aug. 19, 1965 — the DNT reports a new, unnamed residence hall, designed to house 202 students, will be dedicated on Aug. 20.

UMD Provost Raymond W. Darland will welcome a number of special guests, including university officials, legislators, and representatives of the architect and major contractors.

E. A. Jyring, Hibbing, representing the building architect, Jyring and Whiteman, will present a key to the building to Darland, who will pass it on to UMD business manager Robert W. Bridges, who will in turn give it to C. Dean Kjolhaug, housing director. Guests and the public will be able to tour part of the building which is being readied for student use in mid September.

Fifty-one students will be housed in each of the four, three-story units of the structure, all interconnected by recreation areas, study rooms, laundry and washroom facilities, the lobby and offices and apartments for two councilors.

The dormitory, which was started June 30, 1964, cost $900,000, 25 percent of which was paid for by the 1963 Legislature and University funds and 75 percent from a federal loan which will be repaid out of income.

The new structure, which will house women only, is located behind Vermilion and Burntside Halls, both of which will be used by men. Completion of the new residence hall brings to 445 the number of students housed on the new campus, plus 75 at Torrance Hall (all men) on the old campus on Fifth Street.

The building was later named for businessman Richard L. Griggs, a university regent from 1939-1963, who donated 160 acres of land on which the campus sits. Griggs Hall still stands today, though it has undergone numerous expansions and renovations.

Griggs Hall 1965

This new residence hall on the UMD campus will be dedicated Friday.

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