Sikes Hall

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Sikes Hall serves as the principal administration building, housing the offices of the President, the Provost, the Vice President for Student Affairs, Admissions, Financial Aid, the Bursar, and the Registrar. Each of these offices has an open-door policy and invites you to walk in and ask any questions you may have.

The cornerstone for Sikes Hall was laid on January 19, 1904, (January 19, 5904, by the Masonic calendar), by Grand Mason J. R. Bellinger, A.F.M., and completed that same year. It is named for Clemson's sixth president, Enoch Walter Sikes. The building was originally the center for agricultural studies and was known as Agricultural Hall, but was remodelled as the campus library after fire destroyed most of the building on the night of April 2, 1925. It served as the campus library until 1966 when the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library replaced it. It was formally named Sikes Hall upon its remodelling into the administration building in 1972, at which time most offices relocated from Tillman Hall, the original Main Building. Some financial offices remained in Tillman, however.

Believe it or not, Sikes also housed a museum and gymnasium through past years.