Oct. 8, 2022 alumni and students at the College of William and Mary gathered for a “Farewell to Yates Hall” celebration hosted by Residence Life. Yates Hall, which has been a freshman residence hall since it opened in 1962, is slated for demolition in summer 2023 as the College embarks on its Housing & Dining Comprehensive Facilities Plan.
While Yates is the first residence hall to go, 80% of existing housing and dining facilities will be renovated or replaced over the next ten years. Former Yates residents exchanged memories at the event, which took place during the College’s homecoming weekend. Many expressed they were sad to see the hall demolished, but that it came as no surprise.