Callaway Hall
Victorian elegance with all the modern amenities. Callaway is home to the female upperclassmen residents.

Victorian Elegance

Callaway Hall is the oldest building on campus and is located on North Campus along College Street. This hall is home to the students of the University, serving as a residence hall for female upperclassmen.

Originally named the Main Dormitory Building, Callaway Hall was constructed in 1860 to serve as the primary dormitory for Columbus Female Institute, a private school and predecessor to the university. Between 1861 and 1865, the four-story building served as a military hospital during the Civil War.

To celebrate its opening as the first state-funded college for women in the United States, Industrial Institute & College officials added the now-iconic bell tower, clock, and dome in 1885.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life completed a residence hall enhancement project in Callaway in 2014, adding an internet cafe, as well as new furniture and interior painting for all the rooms.

It was named in honor of Mary J.S. Callaway, a professor of mathematics from 1885-1900 and, on two occasions, acting president of the college.

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Quick Information

Historic North Campus
122 Residents
Female Upperclassmen



Greek & Social Community

Greek & Social

Nursing Learning Community

Nursing Community


Room Amenities

  • Suite-style rooms
  • In-Suite Bath
  • 12 Foot Ceilings
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Extra Long Twin Beds
  • Bed Lofts Available
  • ResLife Cinema VOD
  • 1GB/s Ethernet Connection
  • Free Wnet Wi-Fi

Building Amenities

  • Antebellum Architecture
  • TV lounge with 55” Television
  • Free Laundry Room
  • Elevator
  • Lobby
  • Information Desk
  • Study Lounge
  • Internet Café
  • 24/7 Housing Staff Availability
  • Keycard Access
  • Quiet Hours During Exams

Campus Amenities

  • Buffet-Style Dining Center
  • Subway Café
  • Common Grounds Coffee
  • 5,300 sqft Fitness Center
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Indoor Basketball/Volleyball Court
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Renovated Library
  • Walking Distance to Classes

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