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Newman Hall

In 1955, Dr. Samuel Dewitt Proctor took over as president of VUU.  During his five years of presidency, a new women’s residence hall was built.  Newman Hall, currently a residence hall for upperclassmen females, was named after Ora Johnson Newman, a distinguished alumna and educator in the Richmond Public Schools.

Newman Hall has three floors and houses 97 students.  There is a lobby area on the first floor, as well as a common area, laundry facilities, and sorority rooms in the basement. This building has community bathrooms. The building is air-conditioned and the rooms in Newman are approximately 9’6” x 13’4”. 

Each room has

  • 2 regular length twin beds
  • 2 desks with chairs
  • 1 dresser (although some rooms may have 2)
  • 2 closets with mirrors attached
  • 2 bulletin boards
  • 2 sets of shelves