Mail Room in Alumni Hall

Mail Boxes in Alumni Hall

While current students find their mail in the lower level of Seymour Union, it wasn’t always that way. The mail room used to call the basement of Alumni Hall home, just like the Gizmo.

We love hearing from alumni who remember Alumni Hall during its years of use as we explore its past. Dorothy Wharton ’55 has been an active commenter on the blog, sharing her memories with us, and this little bit she recalled inspired us to dig up this photo from the Archives: “We got our mail, in little cubbies, down there too, so there it was quite a mob scene at times.” Looks like the photographer caught the basement mail room in a calmer period here. Thanks for your comment, Dorothy!

If you are an alumnus with a story about Alumni Hall, check out our Share Your Memories page. We would love to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more on the many uses of the basement through the years: Alumni Hall’s lower level was home to much more than just the Gizmo and mail room.

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One Comment

  1. I don’t recognize the students here but we wore white tennis shoes and socks and just below the knee skirts in 1959-63. I remember receiving mail at these boxes.

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