Calkins Hall houses various administrative offices, including the offices of the President and the Provost. It also contains the offices of the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Public Affairs, and others. The building was originally built to house the music department, but it was changed to contain administrative offices when a new music building was constructed. Calkins Hall is named after Charles Calkins, one of the university's music directors.
Backstory and Context
The building served as the music building until 1971, when a new music hall was constructed. When the Music Department switched buildings, Calkins Hall became "the first building on campus wholly given to administration" ("Calkins"). The new Davis Hall took over the role of housing the Music Department, and Calkins is now dedicated to administrative offices.