Butler College was the fourth of the six current Residential Colleges and was dedicated in honor of Lee D. Butler, Class of 1922 in 1982. Lee D. Butler was a well-known civic leader in Washington, D.C. and contributed $3 million to the construction of Butler College around “New New Quad.”
When the University implemented the Residential College plan, 1915 Hall and Wu Hall were added to the New New Quad to create the original Butler College. Wu Hall was named after its benefactor, Gordon Y. Wu, Class of 1958, who donated $4.5 million for the construction of the neo-Jacobean social, eating and administrative center of the college.
Bloomberg Hall, originally an Upperclass dorm, was incorporated into Butler College in 2005. Two years later, the dorms of the New New Quad—Lourie-Love Hall, 1922 Hall, 1940 Hall, 1941 Hall, and 1942 Hall, along with their notorious waffle ceilings—were demolished to make way for the red brick and limestone of the new Butler complex.
In September 2009 Butler College assumed its final form as a four-year Residential College. Today Butler College houses approximately 500 students of all class years.
Donated by the Class of 1915. First occupied in 1950.
Donated by the Class of 1967. First occupied in 2009.
Donated by the Class of 1976. First occupied in 2009.
Named for Emma Bloomberg, Class of 2001. First occupied in 2004.
Donated by John Bogle, Class of 1951. First occupied in 2009.
Donated by Jane and Mark Wilf, Class of 1984. First occupied in 2009.
Donated by Anthony Yoseloff, Class of 1996. First occupied in 2009.
As a resident of Butler College, you will likely take most of your meals in the dining rooms at Wu and Wilcox Halls, along with students from First College. You may, however, choose to eat in any of the other Residential College dining rooms when it is more convenient or if you want to join friends there.
Take a look at the Dining Services website for information on meal plans, daily menus, hours of operation and bringing a guest.
Dining Services - Residential Dining Halls
You and your roommate(s) may configure the furniture in your room or suite any way you like, but all of the furniture must remain in the room for the year. Standard furnishings include: