Welcome to Boreman Hall

You are probably asking yourself “what is a residential college?” It is not a place where you simply eat, sleep and then leave to go to class. A residential college is a small community within a larger community. Residential colleges have been in existence for hundreds of years. They started with Oxford and Cambridge, in England, and were then implemented at the American Ivy League schools at the beginning of the twentieth century, and within the last decade or so some public universities have transformed their residence halls into residential colleges.


Within our college, we want to foster an atmosphere that promotes academic success, encourages intellectual curiosity and creates a strong sense of community, loyalty and belonging to Boreman. Our motto is “a facultate ad veritatem” which means “from possibility to actuality.” We want you to develop what is within you; we want you to be the best that you can be. Within our community you will find a rich array of formal and informal academics along with social activities that can transform your college experience, if you let them. Get involved!


Boreman is a hall steeped in tradition. Boreman South opened in 1935 as “Men’s Hall” and was later named Boreman after the first Governor of West Virginia, Arthur Ingram Boreman. Arthur Boreman was instrumental in bringing West Virginia University to Morgantown, and throughout his career as Governor of West Virginia, he was a fierce champion of education. Boreman North opened in 1963. It remains the last all female residence’s hall on campus. Today, the Boreman Residential College consists of Boreman North and South. If you are interested in the history of Boreman, read The History of Boreman Hall South by Scott B. Rubin. Copies are available at the Boreman Hall main desk, located in Boreman North.


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