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George T. Matthew Court: Married Student Housing

Built: 1981 | Type: student residences

Quick Facts

    • Construction onset: June 1980
    • Building Dedication: July 16, 1981
    • Cost: $2,025,000
    • Architect: Straub, VanDine, Dziurman Architects
    • Construction: Guaranteed Construction Co.
    • Funding: $1,825,000 Housing and Urban Development loan; $375,000 commercial loan
    • Specifications: ¬†48 units
    • Namesake: George T. Matthews, charter member of Oakland University's faculty and former interim president (1979-1981).


In an effort to increase residential student enrollment, Oakland University sought to target an audience that many universities might have overlooked: Married students as well as those with young families.  Individuals in such situations, who may not have been in possession of the resources necessary to sustain accommodations elsewhere, were encouraged to reside on-campus while they pursued their education. Graduate-level students and qualifying undergrads, in pursuit or possession of spouses and children, were likewise accommodated within the small apartment community built to the east of Hamlin Hall.

For more information, visit Oakland University Student Apartments.

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Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.



Created by Mariela Hristova / Updated on May 24, 2019 by Mariela Hristova

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