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David Gardner Hall

Gardner Hall

Constructed 1930-3, this neo-classic building served as the Student Union from that time until 1954 when the University opened the new Olpin Student Union.

Since 1954 the building has housed various tenants including Ballet and television station KUED as well as the School of Music. In 1980 the building was renamed for then University President David Pierpont Gardner. From 1997-2000 the building was totally renovated adding the Dumke Recital Hall, the McKay Music Library as well as improvements to the classrooms and the Thompson Chamber Music Hall. As part of this improvement project a new structure housing the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, new choral and instrumental rehearsals halls, practice rooms and additional studios was also added.


Gardner Hall Building Hours
7 Days Per Week
6 AM - 10 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days:
     New Year's Day
     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
     Presidents Day
     Memorial Day
     Independence Day
     Pioneer Day
     Labor Day
     Thanksgiving Day
     Friday after Thanksgiving
     Week between Christmas
     and New Year's Day

School of Music Office Hours
8 AM - 5 PM
Closed Major Federal/State Holidays and University Closure Days

Last Updated: 10/7/23