History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 77

77 men; and Lonilair & Michael Halls and Patrick & Pierce Courts, leased facilities for women. Yulee, Mallory, and Reid Halls, the first residence halls for women, were built by 1950. Old Hume Hall was built to house men in 1958. Four additional men’s residence halls were built on west campus in 1950: Weaver, Tolbert, North, and South (now called Riker) Halls. Broward Hall was built in 1954 to house women. Rawlings Hall was built in 1958 to house women. Schucht Village (1958-1997) and Corry Village (1959) replaced Flavets I and II. Co n t i n u e d G r o w t h , Co e d Ho u s i n g , T h e A g e o f T e c h n o l o g y: 1 9 6 0 – 1 9 9 0 As UF continued to grow rapidly, the need for additional campus housing grew. In 1961, East, Graham, Simpson, and Trusler Halls were built on west campus for men while Jennings Hall was built for women on east campus. In 1967, Beaty Towers was constructed. Diamond Village (1965), Maguire Village (1972), and University Village South (1973) were built to house graduate students and families. Tanglewood Village, also graduate and family housing, was acquired in 1973, and Flavet III was razed. The 1960s and 1970s brought other changes. Students demanded more personal rights and an end to in loco parentis policies. The shift to coed housing is one example of the types of personal rights and freedoms that students demanded and received during this time period. UF’s strategy of housing men on one side of campus and women on the other side to better monitor and control fraternization ended in 1963 when Graham Hall was designated the first women’s residence hall on west campus. In 1967, Old Hume Hall became coed by wings of the building. Also in 1967, Beaty Towers was coed by tower with Tower A designated for women and Tower B designated for men, the first men’s hall on east campus. All residence hall areas were coed by building within area or wing of building by 1972. From 1972 – 2004, all residence halls became coed by floo r, section, suite, or apartment. Today, requests from students who require more restrictive living options based on religious, cultural, or personal preferences are handled on a case-by-case basis. Department histor ies : housi n g an d r esidence education