Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

C of I celebrates Finney Hall's 100-year anniversary

2010. 06. 14.

The College of Idaho will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Finney Hall dormitory with a reunion for all former Finney residents the weekend of June 18-20 on The College of Idaho campus. The weekend's events will feature a presentation on Finney Hall's history by college archivist Jan Boles, a presentation on the college history by former professor Louie Attebery, a concert by Finney alumni, and other social events.

Finney Hall was the second dormitory built on the C of I campus in 1910 and at one time housed the dining hall and the chemistry department. The hall is named after Julia Finney who started to work at The College of Idaho in 1899. Julia Finney is believed to have taught English, German, and history before she retired in 1921.

Historically, the hall was an all women's dorm on campus, but it became co-ed by floor in 2003. Each year Finney is home to a close-knit community of approximately 60 students. The hall is centrally located on campus next to the library.

To register for the reunion and view a detailed schedule of events, visit The College of Idaho website at

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years.