The building had been given a ten year lease in 1981 to the University of North Dakota. The building was reopened in 1994 after undergoing intense renovations which added multiple areas to the building including cluster based classrooms and a bio-information learning center.
United Hospital remained in this building until it was joined with Grand Forks Central Health and became a part of Altru in 1997. It became the full time home of UND's medical school for the next 19 years after 1997.
The new School of Medicine & Health Sciences opened in 2016. The building was renamed Columbia Hall and became a center for the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Psychology research facility and the Honors program.