Tower Hall Turns 100

Tower Hall

Tower Hall

Built in the wake of devastation (the 1906 earthquake), Tower Hall has reigned over the main quad as a symbol of strength and educational mission since 1910, a campus landmark and memory touchstone for generations of Spartans.

But the icon isn’t all about somber.

For two weeks each semester, compliments of Tau Delta Phi, a plank and chair jut from the window of the top floor, a tradition almost as old as Tower Hall itself.

Plank of Courage? Seat of Wisdom?

Or just another excellent reason to gaze up at our most venerable of buildings and smile?

Does Tower Hall figure prominently in one of your favorite SJSU memories?

Send your reflections, old photos and nostalgic memories to