Branch Hall

Branch Hall


Branch Hall is a freshmen female residence hall at Virginia State University and was erected during the 1949-1950 academic year.

This four story, five-wing residence hall is named for the late Mary E. Branch, the first graduate of the institution to become president of a college.  In 1930, she became the first Black woman to be appointed the president of Tillotson Teachers' College in Austin, Texas. Each wing in Branch Hall is equipped with one community bathroom.

Residence Directors (RD), who are fulltime professional staff, are responsible for the overall supervision of the residence halls. Resident Assistants (RA) and Graduate Assistants function as paraprofessionals and assist the RD in their duties.

Building Stats

Gender Capacity Singles Triples Air Conditioning
Female 197 spaces Limited 2 Window Unit


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Computer Lab
  • Basic Cable Service Provided in Rooms
  • Internet Access (wifi)
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Air Conditioned Building
  • Key Card Entry
  • Co-Ed Visitation

Residence Director

Ms. Nilee Williams