Helen C. White Hall,
with a View
The building was named in honor of English professor Helen C. White PhD’24, who died in 1967 after 48 years of teaching at the UW. White was the first woman to earn a full professorship within the College of Letters & Science.
In addition to College Library, the hall is home to classrooms and academic departments, including English, Afro-American studies, and philosophy. The English as a Second Language program (above) is also housed within the space.
Located at 600 N. Park Street by Memorial Union, College Library lies near the shores of Lake Mendota. Finding an open table — let alone a scenic window seat — can be especially difficult during a crowded finals week.