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Campus Tour

We'd love for you to come to campus and experience Northwestern first-hand. Please give us a call at 580-327-8546 or send us an e-mail at recruit@nwosu.edu. Until then, enjoy looking around the campus online and learning a little more about our history.

Herod Hall -- The Administration Building

Herod HallHerod Hall, which serves the university as its most recognizable landmark, was constructed in 1924 after the Oklahoma Legislature in 1923 had appropriated $100,000 for that purpose. It housed administrative offices and a 1,000-seat auditorium.

Plaster ceilings were replaced with acoustical tile and some redecorating was done in 1947.

The stage in the auditorium was modernized and enlarged in 1958. The first production in that renovated facility was in April 1959.

Extensive remodeling of office areas was done by the maintenance department in 1963. The president's office was relocated there in a move from Jesse Dunn Building at that time.

An addition to the ground floor was built on the west side in 1969 to house the business office. Cost was $52,500.

The auditorium was remodeled in 1980 at a cost of $369,200. This included new lighting and sound systems, carpet, new exits, redecoration and work on plumbing.

Construction of a second floor on the business office addition and further remodeling of second-floor office areas was completed in 1985 at a cost of $176,000.

The business office area underwent a complete facelift during the fall of 2004 and the stairs at the front entrance of Herod Hall were expanded during the summer of 2005.

Currently located on the second floor of this building are:

On the first floor, you will find: