Knight Hall
8 College Circle

Named for foundational psychiatrist and university co-founder Dr. Bertram Knight, Knight Hall is a four-story stone building first erected in 1894, making it the last of the academic buildings constructed on the original campus. At the time of the building's construction, Knight was perfecting a decidedly bizarre theory of psychology that - among other things - claimed that certain gross body movements coupled with deliberately induced behavioral patterns and external visual stimuli could have a profound impact on the human mind, unlocking unprecedented intellectual and even psychic abilities. Knight Hall was designed as a grand laboratory in which its namesake could put his pet theory to the test; as such, the building followed plans drawn up by the psychiatrist himself, and during his tenure at Greyson, he implemented a series of lesson plans and class schedules intended to fulfill one of his hypothetical processes. The psychic energy generated by repeated iterations of the experiment was originally meant to build up over a period of fifteen years, but when Knight died in 1906, the experiment came to an abrupt and untimely end. However, in the fall of 1990, as part of the school's centennial celebration, the administration dusted off Knight's original fifteen-year schedule, adapting it to the present-day curriculum and implementing it as faithfully as possible. The new sequence will come to an end in the fall of 2005, and though most consider it to be little more than a publicity stunt, more than a few people are watching and waiting with great interest for the end result.

Knight Hall was originally intended to house the offices, classrooms and laboratories of the Department of Psychology and the Department of Parapsychology, and it still does, to this very day, though most of the laboratories are now maintained strictly for their historical value. All of the active psychology and parapsychology labs can now be found at the Ford Science Center.