May 28, 2020

Rededication Ceremony for Monroe Hall

The rededication of newly renovated Monroe Hall will take place on Friday, September 16 in a 4 p.m. ceremony. The ceremony will include remarks by President Richard V. Hurley, William B. Crawley, Jr., distinguished professor emeritus of history and American studies, Jeffrey McClurken, chair of the department of history and American studies and Daniel Steen, university rector, followed by a ribbon cutting. Members of the UMW community are invited to attend.

Monroe Hall, UMW’s first academic building and the longtime home of the Department of History and American Studies, recognizes the contributions of William B. Crawley, Jr. through a seminar room in his name. The seminar room will be used for small classes, including first-year seminars and methods courses. Notably, the seminar room is home to four tables from when Trinkle Hall functioned as the library.

In addition to the Crawley Seminar Room, Monroe Hall holds lecture halls, computer lab classrooms, labs, flexible learning space and two other seminar rooms. The building houses the departments of geography, history and American studies, political science and international affairs, sociology and anthropology and economics.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.