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100 years at Shaw Hall

Shaw is the oldest residence hall in the Quad. Designed by notable architect Harry Barton – as were all the Quad halls – it opened for the 1919-20 academic year. During the Quad renovation 90 years later, Shaw was the most heavily redesigned building. The columns and portico were retained, and an opening was carved through the middle, presenting a grand entryway into the Quad. A new, large plaza was added, along with new dorm rooms and large seminar rooms.

Shaw dorm room, 1957

This year the Shaw Residence Hall is celebrating its 100 years of history, as it moves into its second century.

Alumni Engagement, University Events, and University Housing will host a reunion for all Shaw residents, past and present, during Homecoming 2020 on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m.

The event, to be held online, will include stories from students, virtual tours, historical videos, and more. See details at homecoming.uncg.edu.

Have stories or photos to share from past years at Shaw, as this event
approaches? Email alumni@uncg.edu.

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