A completely honest requiem to Millington Hall, the building we might not miss

If only you had taken Morton with you

Millington Hall is finally being torn down, leaving campus abuzz with discussion and photos of the building’s slow demise. In the wake of crumbling bricks and shattered lab tables, it’s a perfect time to reflect upon the loss of an exceptionally adequate building.

We’re really not going to miss you…

No W&M student is disappointed to be taking their psych class in the sleek and modern ISC, instead of the dismal 60s ambience found upon entering Millington Hall. Your dingy floor tiles and lack of windows was enough to make any TWAMP shudder with a flood of repressed high school memories.

The Overheard at William & Mary Facebook group is overrun with posts and videos celebrating your demise. Students find comfort in watching the desks thrown from your shattered windows, a hopeful daydream we’ve all had while sitting in a boring lecture at 8am.


Your location was kind of convenient?

One thing you had going for you was how close you are to Swem. An overworked bio student would be grateful for the short walk during finals week. That being said, you’re a decent walk away from many dorms and the dining halls. We’ll give you credit for effort.

You might have been okay when you were built

In the 60s, you probably didn’t seem as ugly as you do now. I assume your labs were bearable. At the very least, you had rooms with functional desks and chairs.

Even if we all bond over a similar disdain for your existence and happiness in your destruction, I’m sure you were useful at some point. You were home to our greenhouse and bio and psych students for years, and we are reluctantly grateful to you for that.


Photo: http://www.wm.edu/about/visiting/campusmap/location/millington.php

…But you’ve served us well

Many freshman suffered through the agonizing labs and CAEs of Bio 220 in your walls. You saw many tired pre-med students in your day. Even in your prime, no one really wanted to go to class in your halls.

Be that as it may, many graduates passed through Millington halls and went off into the real world. Although they may have hated every moment spent in your classrooms, you gave them a place to learn and prepare for their careers.

So Millington, here’s to you. On behalf of W&M professors and students alike, we’re glad to see you go.

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