Burwell Hall has stood as a much beloved, iconic landmark since its construction in 1914 when Queens moved to the current Myers Park campus. In its 100 years of existence, Burwell Hall has housed Queens' library, dining hall, kitchen, literary society halls, classrooms, administrative offices and countless social gatherings.
Throughout its history, the building has remained a focal point of campus activity, undergoing periodic cosmetic and functional updates to serve Queens faithfully in its progression from a women's college of around 100 students in 1914 to today's comprehensive, co-educational university of 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students.
The Hall Brown Terrace provides functional space on campus, enabling activity typically housed in Burwell Hall's parlors to extend into the green, shaded beauty and serenity of the residential quad. This space enhances the overall feel of the residential quad, making it a more inviting space for all to enjoy.
"The terrace provide[s] ideal space for an outdoor classroom, studying and social gatherings. It also provide[s] a beautiful, memorable setting for special events including commencement, receptions and reunions."
- Queens President Pamela Davies
Hall Brown Terrace is made possible thanks to long-time supporters, alumna and Trustee Jan Hall Brown '73 MBA '84 and her husband Ed. Throughout the years, Jan and Ed's generosity has included a gift to the "Investing in Queens Future" campaign and scholarship support through their Hope and Pat Hall Scholarship fund.