Marquis Hall, located between Mulberry and Sycamore streets, opened in
1936 as the first dormitory on campus. It housed 100 women and contained
two large dining rooms, two banquet halls, a grill, and a large
reception room. Funds for construction were provided by the Public Works
Administration. The building is named after Dr. R. L. Marquis, who
served as the college’s president from 1923 to 1934.