Rochester, N.Y. - A new residence hall at the University of Rochester will be named for former university presdients.
The dorm itself will bear the name of Dennis O'Brien. The adjoining redesigned courtyard will be named for Thomas H. Jackson.
O'Brien served as university president from 1984 to 1994, while Jackson held the post from 1994 to 2005.
This new dorm will house 150 students. It's located in Founders Court and will be part of a newly landscape quad, adjacent to two towers and the arts center.
"It is fitting that our newest residence hall and its beautiful outdoor gathering space will honor Dennis O'Brien and Thomas Jackson," said University President Joel Seligman. "Their commitment to and investment in undergraduate education continues to make Rochester a leader in recognizing that student living and learning are integral to a successful college experience."
A naming ceremony will be held in May. O'Brien Hall will begin housing students in the fall of 2012.