Waldo Hall


Named in honor of Clara H. Waldo, the first woman to serve on any Board of Regents of a higher education institution in Oregon, Waldo Hall is now quite famous for its tales of ghostly hauntings and imposing facade. When it was completed in 1907, it was a “modern facility,” with 115 rooms that could accommodate up to 300 women. Not only was it a living space for students and female faculty, the building also included Domestic Science labs and classrooms. Waldo was used as a dorm until 1965, until its poor condition called for a major renovation; at that time, it was completely remodeled into a space for university offices.

  1. The College of Business (originally known as the School of Commerce) has been headquartered in Bexell Hall since 1922, when the building was completed. In the 1923/24 academic year, more than one quarter of all Oregon Agricultural College students (917 out of 3199) were enrolled in the School of Commerce. The next largest enrollment was 486 students in the School of Home Economics.

  2. Women in costumes in the School of Commerce classroom in Bexell Hall.

  3. Bexell hall as seen from the outside circa 1933

  4. Bulletin board for Business & Technology in Commerce Building.

  5. Computer labs became an integral part of OSU's educational infrastructure in the late 1980s.

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