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Enrollment Services Center
ISU Alumni Hall.jpg
Enrollment Service Center on fall afternoon
General information
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival
Location Union Dr., Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa
Coordinates 42°1′30″N 93°38′56″W / 42.02500°N 93.64889°W / 42.02500; -93.64889
Current tenants Admissions, Orientation, Records and registration
Construction started 1904
Completed 1907
Owner Iowa State University
Landlord Iowa State University
Design and construction
Architect Proudfoot & Bird
Alumni Hall
Area less than one acre
NRHP reference No. 78001260
Added to NRHP November 16, 1978

The Enrollment Services Center is a building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. It houses Offices in Enrollment Services: Admissions, Orientation, Records and registration. In 1978, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic places.


Construction was started in 1904 after years of planning and fundraising, however, was halted in 1905 when funds ran out. After sitting uncompleted for two years, Laverne Noyes agreed to fund the cost to complete the building with the a few conditions:

  • the building be named "Alumni Hall"
  • the Alumni Association gets office space and the use of the building once a year
  • the building be open to all students on campus.

Until 1914, the building housed the campus' only swimming pool and in 1917 it was used as an infirmary for the flu epidemic. The building also had a cafe (known as "College Inn") and bowling alley. Between 1927-1937, remodeling added more student rooms, games rooms, study rooms and offices were also added when the College Inn was closed because of the construction of the Memorial Union. The Alumni Association also relocated to the Memorial Union and the Alumni Hall was used as an administration building for the Naval Training School during World War II. After the Navy moved out in 1944, the building continued to house the YMCA, YWCA, and served as dormitories.

In 1966, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic places. In 1986, the Iowa Board of Regents granted ISU approval to acquire the building from the Alumni Hall Corporation Board of Directors and in 1987, the last residents moved out and a $2.1 million historic remodeling was undertaken.

In 2008, the building was renamed from Alumni Hall to Enrollment Services Center to avoid confusion with the new Alumni Center. The building now houses the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar.


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