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Morrill Hall

Morrill Hall 2018

Morrill Hall—named in honor of Justin Smith Morrill, who is widely remembered today for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act—houses several offices on campus. This includes the Office of the President, Office of Academic Affairs, Graduate School, Budget and Finance, University Counsel, Technology and Security, Human Resources and Accounting. While several staff and university administrators work here, students can come to Morrill Hall to use or learn about Title IX resources. They can also get help connecting electronic devices to the internet, pay tuition and more.

Building Description

In 1911 the legislature appropriated $100,000 for the Agricultural and Administration building. At the time it was the largest amount ever allocated by a SD legislature. It funded construction of the middle and south wings. At the time of its construction, the building contained 7 classrooms, 42 offices, 24 laboratories, an auditorium, home economics kitchen, parlor, laundry, bulletin room, model drug store, music rooms, and a greenhouse. An additional $100,000 appropriation was needed in 1917 to complete and equip the building. The extension to the north was added in 1918. After the agricultural department gained additional facilities in 1925, the administration building served as home to the economics, art, and pharmacy programs as well as rooms for classes and a greenhouse. The architectural highlight of the building is the classically inspired front entrance with iconic order columns and a central decorative motif. It was renamed Morrill Hall in 2016.

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Physical Address:

1015 Campanile Ave.
Brookings, SD 57007