Located at the southern end of the Benjamin Rush campus, Adams Hall was dedicated as a women’s dormitory on October 5, 1963. Authorized in December 1960, the hall was designed by architect Elmer H. Adams and constructed at a cost of $1,031,000. Dr. and Mrs. Rolland Adams made the generous $250,000 donation that made construction possible; the building bears their name in recognition of this gift.
Originally home to 165 female students, Adams Hall also once contained the College Guest Suite, which was furnished and decorated through the support of the Mary Dickinson Club. The building began serving as a dormitory for both men and women in 1974, and has housed both upperclassmen and freshman students over the years.