Fell Hall was renovated from a men's residence hall in 1989 and is now devoted to academic and administrative space. Fell Hall is home to the School of Communication, University College, Student Access and Accommodation Services, and student-run FM station WZND and TV-10 news.
One of the campus's oldest and most unique buildings, Fell Hall was named after Jesse W. Fell, the University's principal founding father. Fell led the campaign in 1857 that secured the financial backing in order to guarantee that the University would be located in Bloomington. Fell was born in 1808 in Pennsylvania and journeyed to Illinois working along the way as a teacher and journalist before earning a lawyer's certification.
Fell Hall was the first campus residence for women and was completed in 1918. The south wing was added in 1949. The University closed the building in 1989 in order to begin a $12 million renovation; it was reopened again in 1992.
Fell Hall is located between DeGarmo Hall and McCormick Hall on S. University Street, on the west end of the quad.
Student Access and Accommodation Services
Campus Box 1290
Student Access and Accommodation Services, a unit of the Dean of Students Office, provides accommodations and services for students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions who are pursuing an education at Illinois State.
TRiO/Student Support Services
Campus Box 2700
TRiO/Student Support Services, located on the third floor of Fell Hall, provides support services to individuals who are traditionally, under-represented in post-secondary education.
Campus Box 4060
University College, located on the third floor of Fell Hall, provides programs and services that assist students in making successful transitions into Illinois State University, achieving their educational goals, and realizing their academic potential in the first year and beyond.
University College’s Fell 324 administrative suite provides the primary check in point for Orientation and Transition Services (Preview and Transfer Day Program),selected retention programs (Project Success, University Scholars and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences) and the University Studies degree program. Additionally, University College is the administrative home for the First Year Experience (YearOne) and the Transfer Student Experience.
University College Academic Advisement
Campus Box 7604
University College Academic Advisement, located on the third floor of Fell Hall, helps students plan a course schedule, choose a major, and provides referrals to other resources and services on campus.
Fell 340 is the primary check in point for the following University College Advising services: athletic advising, transitional advising, undeclared advising, freshman advising and pre-professional advising.
Women's Mentoring Network
Campus Box 4060
The Women's Mentoring Network, located on the third floor of Fell Hall, provides support and information to women students beginning (or returning to) college after an interruption in their formal education.