Trustees approve naming of new Martin Hall at University Park

September 15, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Trustees today (Sept. 15) approved the naming of a new East Halls residence hall currently under construction on the University Park campus in honor of a former Commonwealth governor.  

The new seven-story, 413-bed residence hall has been named Martin Hall, remembering  Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Martin, the state’s 32nd governor. All of East Halls’ buildings are named for governors of the Commonwealth. 

Martin Hall, scheduled for completion in August 2018, is part of a larger East Halls expansion and renovation project that began in July 2015. The largest residential complex on the University Park campus, East currently has a total of 14 residential halls that house 3,825 students, primarily first-year students. Another East residence hall, Earle Hall, is also under construction and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017. East is the largest residence hall complex on campus, and following the completion of construction projects will have 16 halls. 

Martin was an American lawyer and Republican party politician from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. After a long and distinguished military career that spanned more than four decades, he served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1943 until 1947, and as a United States senator from Pennsylvania from 1947 until 1959.


Last Updated September 15, 2017