Moore Hall Dedication
Terris Moore Hall Dedication 'A Memorial to His Work' Now in the North Vol 1 No. 6 May-June 1967
The University's newest dormitory, previously referred to as simply the New Men's Dorm, became Terris Moore Hall at dedication ceremonies held on Baccalaureate Sunday.
Named in honor of the University's second president, the eight-story building opened for the first time in the fall of 1966. It was built at a cost of $2 million.
Present for the dedication were Dr. and Mrs. Terris Moore, now residents of Cambridge, Mass. For Dr. Moore, the ceremony was one of the two highlights of his visit to the campus.
The next day, he was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree and gave one of the two principal addresses at the University's 45th commencement exercises in the Patty Building.
At the dedication ceremony, Elmer Rasmuson, president of the Board of Regents, noted the dormitory is "symbolic of his (Dr. Moore's) interests and achievements. Dr. Moore's heart always was the with the students. The building is a great memorial to his work."
The dormitory accommodates 322 students and was planned as a men's residence hall. However a shortage of space for women students last fall led to a decision to allocate two floors to women.
Building elevators were programmed to stop only on floors used by men students. Women students used stairwells to reach their rooms on the third and fourth floors ans were issued keys to doors leading from the stairwells to their floors.
The "security" system worked on well, university officials agreed, and will be repeated next fall when women will be housed again in Terris Moore Hall.
A dormitory-dining-food service complex has been proposed for the area between Terris Moore Hall and neighboring Skarland Hall a four-story women's dormitory.