Video: Renovated Umrath Hall opens, ready for next generation of WUSTL scholars

Update preserves historic exterior while modernizing interior newly renovated Umrath Hall opened for the fall semester on the Danforth Campus. Umrath Hall was built in 1902 as a men’s dormitory with small rooms, narrow hallways and limited entrances and exits, making the building less-than-ideal for academic uses. The yearlong renovation, which began in June 2011, retained Umrath’s historic exterior but included a complete reconstruction of the building’s interior and a new roof, giving the century-old building a new life.