McCollum Residence Hall

1800 Engel Road Lawrence, KS 66045
The largest residence hall for men and women on Daisy Hill, which opened in 1965, was demolished in November 2015. It was named for brothers Elmer V. and Burton McCollum, alumni and distinguished scientists who grew up in Lawrence.

Elmer V. McCollum (1879-1967) received a chemistry degree in 1903 and a master’s in 1904; Burton (1880-1964) completed his electrical engineering degree in 1903. Elmer, who received a doctorate from Yale and was a professor of biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University, discovered vitamins A and D; Burton became a geophysicist and helped pioneer the use of seismography to drill for oil.
McCollum is to be razed after completion of two five-story residence halls south of Templin Hall and north of Irving Hill Road on Daisy Hill. The freshman-focused halls will house about 350 students each. Construction on the $47.8 million project is to begin in January 2014 and is expected to be completed by June 2015. McCollum will be in use until then; after its demolition, the space will be used for surface parking.