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University History


Alumni House

Known as the Alumni House for many years, the building that now houses the Center for Student Retention has a long history.  It served as a boarding house for SWT students before residence halls were constructed (the first of which was built in the 1930s).  The house was relocated a few hundred yards from it's original site in the 1960s, and LBJ reminisced about living there when he was a student.

In the 2000s, the University researched paint chips to determine the house's original colors as part of a restoration process.


Alumni House