List of buildings at Marshall University

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Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia is home to many notable structures, including two residential high-rises.

Main Campus

Old Main
Drinko Library
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Cam Henderson Center
Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center
Marshall Rec Center

The following buildings are located on the Main Campus in downtown Huntington. The postal address of all on-campus buildings is One John Marshall Drive.

Old Main is the original building on campus and the symbol of the university. It was built between 1868 and 1908 and last remodeled in 2000. It currently is an office building.

The Gillette Welcome Center, a former sorority house, was purchased in 2007 and is used by the admissions and recruitment. It was named for a donor, Joseph M. Gillette.

Myers Hall was completed in 1992 and is used by the HELP program, a tutoring program for students with learning problems. It was named for a donor, Wilbur E. Myers.

Marshall Commons, consisting of Gibson Hall, Wellman Hall, Haymaker Hall, Willis Hall and the Harless Dining Hall are upper-division residence halls.

The Career Services Center, formerly a private home, was purchased in 1970.

The Edwards Performing Arts Center, named for Joan C. Edwards was completed in 1992, and expanded with the Jomie Jazz Center in 2000.

Corbly Hall is a classroom building completed in 1980. It was named for former university president Lawrence J. Corbly.

Drinko Library is the primary library on campus. It was completed in 1998 and named for a donor, Dr. John Deaver Drinko.

The Memorial Student Center was completed in 1971 and expanded in 1998, and is named for the 1970 Football Team.

The One Room School House was built in rural Wayne County in the 1889 and moved to the campus in 1995. It is a museum dedicated to the university's origin as a teacher's college.

Holderby Hall, originally South Hall, is a high-rise dormatory completed in 1963 and expanded in 1968. It was named for the original donor of the quarter acre of land in 1837 at the school's founding.

Jenkins Hall is a classroom building completed in 1937. Until 1970 it was Marshall College High School. It was named for a Confederate general.

Buskirk Hall, originally West Hall, is a dormatory. It was renamed for a former professor.

Prichard Hall was originally a dormatory completed in 1955 which was remodeled in 1973 into a classroom and office building. It was named for a former professor.

The football complex, consisting of the Joan C. Edwards Stadium, the Fred and Christine Shewey Athletics Building and the Bobby Pruett Center was completed in 1991 and expanded in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

The Chris Cline Athletic Complex is an indoor practice facility for the football program and houses an indoor track. The facility was completed in 2014.

The University College Building was the original dining hall, completed in 1942. It was remodeled in 1975 as an office building.

Twin Towers consisting of Towers East and Towers West is the largest dormatory on campus, completed in 1969.

The Bliss Charles Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Building was completed in 1995.

The Third Avenue Garage was completed in 2002.

The Sixth Avenue Garage was completed in 2012.

The basketball arena, the Cam Henderson Center, which also includes the Fitch Natatorium was completed in 1981 and remodeled in 1994. It incorporates the physical education building, Gullickson Hall, completed in 1961. Henderson, Fitch, and Gullickson were former coaches.

Laidley Hall completed in 1937 is a small dormatory, named for the university's founder.

Harris Hall is a classroom building completed in 1976 and named for former professor Arvil Ernest Harris.

The Science Building was completed in 1950 and expanded in 1985 and again in 1995.

The Morrow Library was the main library, completed in 1930 and 1967. With the completion of the Drinko Library, it is an auxiliary library and museum. It was named for former president James E. Morrow.

The Smith Academic Center consisting of Smith Hall, the Smith Music Hall, the Communications Building and the Birke Art Gallery was completed between 1967 and 1970 and lightly remodeled in 1990. It was named for former university president Stewart H. Smith and is the largest classroom building on campus.

The Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex includes the Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories which was completed in 2008, and the larger engineering building, completed in 2015, are named for a donor family.

The Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center is a classroom building completed in 2005 and named for a United States senator.

The First Year Residence Halls, consisting of a North and a South Hall, were completed in 2008.

The Marshall University Recreation Center was completed in 2009.

Dot Hicks Field is a softbal park completed in 2008 and named for a former professor. It replaced "old" Dot Hicks Field, which was removed to build dormatories.

The Marshall University Foundation Hall including the Erickson Alumni Center was completed in 2010 and named for a donor. It is a conference center. It replaced a previous Erickson Alumni Center. Most public colleges in the state were donated an Alumni Center by Mr. Erickson.

The Sorrell Building is a non-academic building used by the Buildings and Grounds division. It was completed in 1970.

The Newman Center and the Campus Christian Center are on private land surrounded by the campus and receive no state funding, and serve as, respectively, a Catholic and Protestant chapel. Eight Protestant denominations jointly manage the CCC.


The Forensic Science Campus is located 7 blocks from campus in the Fairfield neighborhood of Huntington. The facility is located on the site of the former football facility, Fairfield Stadium. The postal address is 1401 Forensic Science Drive.

  • Forensic Science Center, which is the remodeled 1971 football locker room complex from the otherwise demolished Fairfield Stadium, completed in 2004.
  • Erma Byrd Clinics, a part of the medical school, completed in 2006.

The Pharmacy and Basic Science Campus is located seven miles from the main campus at 1540 Spring Valley Drive in the unincorporated suburb of Spring Valley, on the grounds of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital at Huntington.

  • Coon Medical Education Building completed in 1976 and remodeled in 2011, which hosts all the School of Pharmacy and a part of the School of Medicine.

Medical Center, completed in 2001, is located at 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital is part of the Health Sciences Campus as well as the School of Medicine.

The School of Physical Therapy is located at the St. Mary's Medical Education Center on the campus of St. Mary's Medical Center at 3101 5th Avenue.

The President's House is located at 1040 13th Avenue. It was built in 1922 and acquired by the University in 1972 to replace a previous on-campus President's Home. The first floor is used for University functions and the second floor is the residence of the president.

In 2013 the University acquired the former Stone And Thomas, later Elder-Beerman Department Store in downtown Huntington across from Pullman Square, which was redeveloped as the new home of the School of Fine Arts and as a museum. It was finished in 2014.

Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex is located on the site of the demolished Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse at 2601 5th Avenue, 4 blocks from the main campus. It replaced Sam Hood Field, formerly on the site of the Chris Cline Athletic Complex. It opened in 2013.

University Heights

An area on the outskirts of town was used as the West Virginia Colored Children's Home (by that time it was actually being used as a sanatarium for elderly black men) and the surrounding farm land (in that era state institutions grew much of their own food) was transferred to the University at the end of segregation as "University Heights", with the intension of developing a second campus. The building was converted into housing for married students, along with a few new apartment buildings, but the property was never developed fully, being used for storage, a baseball field (which was not adequate for the team's needs and eventually abandoned), and much of the property was transferred to other state agencies over the years. In 2011 the buildings were demolished and the remaining property was transferred to the Cabell County Board of Education for a new middle school.

Marshall University – South Charleston Campus

Located in South Charleston, West Virginia at One Angus E. Peyton Drive.

Graduate College Administration Building, completed 1990.

Byrd Academic and Technology Center, completed 1995.

Byrd Institute

The Robert C. Byrd Institute, a non-academic technology transfer division of the University maintains:

RCBI Huntington at 1050 4th Avenue, a former bank building donated to the University.

RCBI South Charleston, on the South Charleston Campus.

RCBI Rocket Center, at 410 State Route 956, on the grounds of the United States Navy Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory.

RCBI Bridgeport, at 2400 East Bennedum Industrial Drive, a NASA facility.

Statewide Extension

The school also has the following off-campus instruction sites. The owned Mid-Ohio Valley Center at One John Marshall Way in Point Pleasant, the leased Teays Valley Center at One Carriage Point in Hurricane, and on the campus of the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan and Williamson. The University also has an ownership interest in the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in suburban Beckley, along with Concord University and Bluefield State College.

The Marshall University Rural Health Clinic, a part of the medical school, is located on Airport Road in Chapmanville, West Virginia.

In 2017, the medical school acquired the former Patriot Coal office building in Scott Depot and converted into the clinical offices as Marshall Health-Teays Valley. It is located at 300 Corporate Center Drive.


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