Built in 1926, Schmidt Hall was Xavier University's first library on its current campus, housing nearly 80,000 volumes at the time. As enrollment rose, Xavier eventually outgrew Schmidt, and it was soon replaced as the campus library by the McDonald Memorial Library in 1967. The empty space in Schmidt was then converted into classrooms, faculty offices and the Bursar's office. Schmidt now houses many of Xavier's offices including the Offices of the Provost and Controller.
- Schmidt Hall, once Xavier's library, also housed the Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish before. Bellarmine Chapel was constructed in 1962.
- Starting in 1931, Xavier University's annual prom dance was held inside of Schmidt Hall.
Named After: Walter Seton Schmidt, 1905 graduate and benefactor.