Buildings @ Oakland University


Vandenberg Hall

Vandenberg Hall (main entrance)

Quick Facts


Vandenberg Hall serves as one of several student housing buildings, providing students with a variety of dining options in the dining hall as well as a picturesque view of Bear Lake to the south of the building, which was created in tandem with Vandenberg's construction.

Originally, the twin-towered seven-story hall was designed to be a co-educational residence with men in one tower and women in the other for a total of 572 students.  In its center it boasted lounges, study and seminar rooms, offices, head resident housing, recreation areas, laundry facilities and a machine-operated snack bar. A dining room was set up on the second floor, overlooking Bear Lake.


For more information

Oakland University Residence Halls.

"OU To Have a Scenic Lake," The Oakland Observer, May 27, 1966

"Oakland's Newest Dorm Named Vandenberg Hall," Oakland University Freshmen Newsletter, June 1966

Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.