Barrett House constructed.

Estill Hall constructed.

Parkhill House constructed.

Randel House constructed.

Spivey House constructed.

Vick House constructed.
Jan. 9
Epsilon Zeta chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity founded.
Jan. 20
Zeta Mu chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity founded.


Allen House constructed.

Aydelotte House constructed.

Gidley House constructed.

Gintz Apartments constructed.

Hathorn House constructed.

McCray House constructed.

Smith Hall constructed.
Feb. 4
Epsilon Pi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity founded.
Feb. 11
Epsilon Psi chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity founded.


Kirkley Hall constructed.

White Hall constructed.

Woods Building constructed.

Texas Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity founded.



Kats for Christ Student Center constructed.

Lowman Student Center constructed.

Recital Hall constructed.

Arleigh Templeton begins tenure as president until 1970.

Enrollment exceeds 5,000.


Blacksmith Forge constructed.

Colony Apartments constructed.

Holleman Field Pressbox completed.

Horticulture Center Lab constructed.

Sigma Theta chapter of Chi Omega fraternity founded.
Apr. 13
Sam Houston State Teachers College changes its name to Sam Houston State College (until 1969).



Academic Building One constructed.


Art Building B constructed.

Gresham Library constructed.

Smith-Hutson Business Building constructed.


Agriculture Center constructed:

Psychological Services Center constructed.

Sam Houston State College changes its name to Sam Houston State University.

About the site

The Buildings of Sam Houston State University website documents the physical changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The alumnus-run site details changes to the academic, residential, and historical buildings and other prominent landmarks.