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The Brick Residence Hall
Main Campus
Constructed: 1858-59
For more information: Office of Residence Life 

Perhaps the most popular residence hall on campus, The Brick was built in 1858 originally to house women. It has been known as Boarding Hall, University Hall and Ladies Hall, but in 1933 the University permanently adopted the student's nickname for the building and it has since been known as The Brick.

Over the years, the alumni have created a number of stories and tales about The Brick. One myth claims that AU's second president Jonathan Allen found a horse on the third floor.

Now co-educational, The Brick houses primarily juniors and seniors (You need a good number in the housing lottery in order to claim a room here!). Over the years, The Brick has not only housed students, but it has been used for classrooms, meeting rooms, a gymnasium and even, for a brief amount of time after World War II, as an infirmary. It is listed on the National and State Historical Register. Studios for the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are in the basement of The Brick.

What Students Say...

"A really nice place to live. People respect it and therefore respect each other."

"I love The Brick and the bathrooms are great too!"

"It is wonderful living in a building with such a rich historical background."