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College House 1937

College House

In the Beginning: College House, picture taken in 1937

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Mens Res

Today: The buildings of Men's Res

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Men's Res

Consisting of two residences, College House and Dalrymple House, Men's Hall of Residence (MHR), or as it is more fondly known, 'Men's Res', has become part of the history of the men who have lived there.

Men's Res opened its doors in 1922. Over the years the traditions have changed, but it remains a vibrant community of students, past and present. Spirited, prank-playing, hard playing, and most often involved in activities not condoned by the University, the men of Men's Res were and are, leaders who work hard, and many have gone on to make names for themselves beyond Wits.

Men's Res has a number of monuments and part of the orientation week is devoted to taking Freshmen on a tour of them. They have been built up over a number of years and are as follows:

THE HEIGHTS REACHED AND KEPT BY GREAT MEN WERE NOT ATTAINED THROUGH SUDDEN FLIGHT, BUT THEY,
WHILE THEIR COMPANIONS SLEPT, WERE TOILING UPTHROUGH THE NIGHT.
LONGFELLOW

 

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Wall mural in MHR

Wall Mural in Men's Res: the backdrop to many a party

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