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Name: Cooper & Dunn Halls
Built: 1966
Occupy: Co-Ed; Any Major
Capacity: Cooper Hall - 109 students; Dunn Hall - 92 students



Here are the measurements for a typical room in this hall.
Measurements will vary according to the location of the room within the building.

  • Room is:
    • 12ft 3 1/2" deep
    • 16ft 4" wide
  • Beds are standard twin size.
    • 36 inches x 76 inches
  • Window is:
    • 5ft 10 1/2" tall
    • 3ft 10 1/2" wide
  • Closet is:
    • 2 ft 1" deep
    • 4 ft 1" wide

Floor Plan (rooms may vary):


Room Photos (select a photo to see a larger image):


Who were these halls named after?


William Prentice Cooper (Tennessee Governor from 1939-1945) was born in Bedford County in 1895. Cooper attended Vanderbilt, Princeton, and Harvard Universities. He served in World War I and then opened a law practice in 1921. He served in the state house for one term in 1923, and was then elected district attorney. In 1936, he went to the state senate and in 1938 was elected governor. Much of his time in office was consumed with the transition from peacetime to wartime status, but he still accomplished a major state debt reduction, increased funding for education, and founded a statewide tuberculosis hospital system. Later serving as ambassador to Peru and as a member of the 1953 Constitutional Convention, Cooper died in 1969.


Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn (Tennessee Governor from 1971-1975) was born in Mississippi in 1927. Dunn at age seventeen volunteered for service in World War II. Later he earned degrees in finance and dental surgery from the University of Mississippi and from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. Over the years he was active in many local, state and national campaigns. A practicing dentist, he was the first Republican governor in fifty years, and served at a time of increased urbanization, industrial growth, and strides in civil rights. Dunn instituted a kindergarten program for Tennessee children, further reorganized state government, and developed highway construction plans and health programs.