Part of Jackrabbit Village, Abbott Hall is one of three new residence halls completed in August 2010. The four floors house 148 students with 21 rooms on each floor — 16 doubles, four singles and a room for a residence hall adviser. By dorm standards, the rooms are supersized at 204 square feet (basically 20 x 10 feet). They are 44 square feet, or 25 percent, larger than most rooms on campus. Each floor has a dedicated, sound-proof study room, two restrooms, air conditioning, and a living room that includes a full kitchen with full-sized appliances, a fireplace, soft seating, and an electronic gaming area.
Abbott Hall was named for Cleveland Abbott, a 1916 alumnus from Watertown, S.D. Abbott was SDSU’s first African American varsity athlete, earning 14 letters competing in track, football, basketball and baseball. A World War II veteran, he coached football and served as athletics director at Tuskegee University from 1923-1955. The football stadium at Tuskegee bears his name. Abbott served on the 1946 U.S. Olympic Committee and coached Alice Coachman, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, taking the high jump title at the 1948 Olympic Games.
Mailing Address:950 Campanile Avenue
Brookings, SD 57007