||John R. Gavigan Hall; Gavigan College
||John R. Gavigan '42, a longtime administrator at the University of Scranton
||Leung, Hemmler, Camayd
||49,252 sq ft
Gavigan Hall is a four-story residence that houses approximately 240 students in four-person suites. Gavigan was the 13th student residential building to be constructed on campus and was built to address student housing needs.
Gavigan Hall was designed to serve as a residential college, dedicated to fostering an academic community with programs such as debates, lectures, film viewings, and social programs. Gavigan College was a pilot program for the residential college model, in which the University sought to create a family-oriented atmosphere and an expanded cultural and intellectual life for its student residents. The building was equipped with a multi-purpose room, a computer lab, and lounges.
"Apartment dorm to be built
9 September 1987: 3.
"U of S to Name New Dorm for Veteran Administrator
," Scranton Times
10 February 1988. (On-campus access only)
"School plans to name dorm after Gavigan
21 February 1988. (On-campus access only)
"Groundbreaking slated for U. of S. dorm
," Scrantonian Tribune
24 May 1988. (On-campus access only)
"Gavigan slated as residential college
1 March 1989: 3.
"Residential college plan affirmed
8 March 1989: 1.
"Gavigan opens amid disagreement of readiness by students, University
30 August 1989: 1.