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Video of McCollum implosion

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Watch the implosion of McCollum Hall from the best seat in the house: the top of the adjoining Oswald and Self Residence Halls:


And our friends at Alumni Association did a recap of the building history and its implosion. Click here for their video.

McCollum Facts

Dedicated October 17, 1965
10 residential floors plus basement
Original capacity: 488 rooms for 976 male residents
Size: 222,220 square feet
Total cost: $3,480,000
Named for brothers Elmer V. McCollum and Burton McCollum.


Move-in day set for Aug. 22


More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities