In 1965, a new dormitory was built on Sunken Road and named “Russell” in honor of the College’s former President Russell. Continuing through 1977, Russell Hall was an Upperclassmen residence hall. As quoted in University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History, 1908-2008, both Russell and Jefferson halls acquired a personality described in the 1977 Bullet as, “Household words at UVa, U. of R., and Randy Mac. The ladies there are the darlings of the preps, and on most Friday and Saturday nights their dorm is the scene of more passes than a school of quarterbacks.”
Today, Russell Hall is a co-ed, freshman residence hall that houses approximately 173 students. Russell Hall is a split-level building with double and triple rooms, and hall bathrooms.
Judson Smith Studio, "Russell Hall," n.d., UMW Archives, University of Mary Washington.
Russell, February 19, 2014
Jessica Reingold, "Russell," February 19, 2014, Personal Collection of Jessica Reingold, University of Mary Washington.