Mission and Identity

Elet Hall

Front entrance to Elet Hall 

Elet Hall was built in 1924 as the first residence hall on Xavier's current campus. The construction of Elet allowed for the enrollment of out-of-town students to Xavier. The residence hall could house up to 100 students at a given time with other rooms for recreation, study, and a temporary chapel. It wasn't until Edgecliff College joined Xavier University in 1987 that Elet converted its dorm rooms into classrooms and became Xavier's psychology building.

Classroom in Elet Hall

Quick Facts

  • Dedicated: 1924
  • Named After: Father John A. Elet, the first president of Xavier University.
  • Home to: Psychology Department

Additional Notes:

  • Elet Hall, constructed as a residence hall, once housed up to 100 students at a time.
  • During its use as a residence hall, Elet allowed Xavier University to expand from the Greater Cincinnati area and enroll students from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.