Jefferson Hall

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Photo of the fron of Jefferson Hall, located on East Green

Building Type:
Residence Hall

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East Green

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Current Use

Jefferson Hall is located in the East Green, coordinates I-4 on the campus map. It is marked as #58 on the map.

Jefferson Hall is a residence hall and provides offices for Residential Custodial and Interior Services, East Green Residence Life, and a dining hall for students.

Residence Services provides more detailed information online.


Jefferson Hall, located on East Green, was built in 1956 and opened in 1958. It was used as a dining hall and residence hall that originally housed 379 female students.

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson Hall was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. A native of Shadwell, VA, he was educated at William and Mary College. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1767. He was in the Virginia House of Burgesses and a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was govenor of VA, 1779-1781. The third President of the United States, he was the first one to be inaugurated in Washington D.C., serving from 1801-1809. He drew up the draft and signed the Declaration of Independence. He founded the University of Virginia and favored the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition.


46 East Green Dr., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The East Green

The East Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

East Green is Ohio University's most convenient green for business, math and computer science majors due to its convenient location near Morton Hall and College Green. Notable buildings on this green include Jefferson Hall, Shively Hall, Gamertsfelder Hall and Perkins Hall.

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