Wickersham Hall

1743 South Chandalar Drive

Wickersham Hall

Photo by JR Ancheta, UAF University Relations

Built in 1957, Wickersham Hall accommodates almost 100 students. The three-story complex has four-person suites in addition to single rooms. For many years a women's hall, it now is co-ed by floor. Each floor has a kitchen. The hall has a lounge and a laundry.

On Jan. 12, 1958, the hall was dedicated to Judge James A. Wickersham and his second wife, Grace. Both made important contributions to the development of the university. As Alaska's delegate to the U.S. Congress for 14 years, Wickersham had a hand in establishing the Alaska Territorial Legislature, the Alaska Railroad, Mount McKinley National Park and the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines.

Grace Wickersham was a member of the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines Board of Trustees from 1933 to 1935 and a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents from 1935 to 1941.