In 1962, a new female dormitory opened on campus for 180 female students. The students could choose between double and triple rooms with built-in vanity desks. The residents faced strict rules as one mandated that all drapes be drawn by 7:00 pm. In 1964, the dormitory was selected as the winner in the annual design contest sponsored by the North Dakota chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The judges praised the dormitory "for its well conceived plan and for its use of a central core service area," because the plan was "well expressed in elevations and allows a maximum use of exterior areas around the central core for housing rooms" (NDSU Bulletin 1965-1967, p.28; "NDSU Dormitory Design Is Winner in State," Fargo Forum, Nov. 13, 1964). The new dormitory was dedicated as Jessamine Slaughter Burgum Hall in honor of Jessamine Slaughter the first female student at NDSU (then NDAC).
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