Trustees Cut Ribbon to ‘Reopen’ S&Y Halls

Florida A&M’s Board of Trustees Thursday ceremonially cut ribbons in front of the historic Sampson & Young Hall residence halls, as part of the formal reopening. More than 250 FAMU men started living in the dorms this semester, a first since they were closed decades ago.

President James Ammons told a mixed crowd of university housing workers, faculty and administrators that reopening Sampson and Young represented the university’s commitment to keeping its history intact. Ammons stayed in Room 111 Sampson Hall when he was a FAMU student. Thursday, he stopped by and met the young man who now lives in the room where “some of [his] best days at FAMU” happened.

Read more about Sampson and Young Halls’ reopening this semester.