In September 1953 Alverno College opened in its current location previous to which it was housed in
a wing of the St. Joseph Convent on South Layton Blvd. Although no maps exist from the early 1950's,
there is an architect's drawing of the original campus buildings which includes the gymnasium,
Pitman Theatre, Founders Hall, and Corona Hall (the first residence hall).
Here is another architect's drawing from 1957 which includes Alphonsa Hall and Clare Hall at either
end of campus along with Elizabeth Hall on the far right. Elizabeth Hall opened in 1954 as the Alverno
Campus Elementary School. Alphonsa and Clare Hall were both open by 1957.
The earliest campus map that could be found in the Archives is from 1967. Notice that
Austin Hall which opened in 1964 is included along with Christopher Hall (labeled as the
"Nursing Classroom Building") which was under construction at that time hence its appearance
with hatching lines.
This 1969 Alverno map shows Christopher Hall (item "K") as a full-fledged part of campus.
On this map from 1976 the same campus buildings are depicted, but
some of the names are a bit different. Austin Hall is labeled using
its original name, Loretto Hall for example. The art gallery is also noted.
This map from 1982 shows places found within buildings (such as advising, the library, and the chapel)
along with the labeled buildings. Note that Corona Hall is no longer depicted as a residence hall,
but instead is listed as housing faculty offices and the Child Development Center which was a
pre-school run by Alverno Elementary School. The auditorium is labeled as the Robert G. Pitman Theatre
having been renamed in his memory in 1978. The existing residence hall is now called the Campus
Center. Parking is also shown on this map.
On this map from 1988 even more locations within campus buildings are highlighted.
By 1990, the Alverno Campus Elementary School became an independent entity and separated from Alverno
College leaving behind a building that was renamed, North Hall. It is item 9 on the map.
Included as number 1 on this map from 1998 is the Teaching, Learning and
Technology Center (the former name for the Sister Joel Read Center) which was
then under construction.
This 2004 map includes the completed (in 1999) Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Center (now the Sister Joel Read Center) as item number 1 because it is now
considered the main entrance to Alverno College. Previously the Chapel Lobby
entrance of Founders hall played that role.
In 2006 the Alverno Campus received a much needed facelift which is reflected
on this map. Additions included Reiman Plaza, the athletic fields--items 2 and 9,
and the parking ramp . Several building name changes also occurred and are
reflected on the map; notice Christopher Hall (the former Nursing Education
Building), Elizabeth Hall (the former North Hall) and Austin Hall (the former
Campus Center residence hall).
In 2012 the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center was renamed in honor
of Sister Joel Read. The name change to the Sister Joel Read Center is shown
on this map as item number 3.
The Alverno campus map of 2015 is in color and includes the new Alexia Hall which is item 8.
This is the Alverno College campus map of 2019.