Worth Hall
1775 Greyson Road

Named for Greyson alum Colonel Roger Worth, who died in World War II, Worth Hall was the first dormitory constructed to help alleviate the school's postwar housing crisis. The building was completed in 1950, and while originally designed as an all-male dormitory, it was hastily repurposed when Greyson's funds ran low and the administration was forced to delay construction of the corresponding female dormitory. Worth Hall was hastily designated Greyson's first coed housing facility, and outfitted with separate entrances and large sliding sections that allowed the administration to effectively cut the building in half, removing all access points between the two sections - at least in theory. In practice, as might be expected, more than a few students found ways to circumvent such obstacles.

Once Lance Hall was finally completed in 1954, Worth Hall was returned to its original function as an exclusively male dormitory, and the sliding sections were flung open once again, though they were never actually removed. In fact, in the years since, they have been used on rare occasion to help contain fires within the building, sealing off dangerous sections as soon as they're evacuated. Strangely, many of the students who were on the scene of a particularly bad blaze in the mid-1980s claim that they saw sliding sections and internal blast doors that were clearly out of place -- though the steel sections should simply bisect the hall and nothing more, new doors reportedly appeared out of nowhere, sealing off individual rooms and corridors and sometimes cutting off access between floors. Of course, after the fact, no one could find any evidence of these additional doors -- not even one single solitary seam.

Despite this lack of evidence, campus legend insists that the school has the ability to seal off individual sections and rooms completely, potentially separating groups of students or even the whole building entirely from the outside world if the administration so desired. Some of the more paranoid on students even go so far as to point out that one of the last major renovations of Worth Hall took place during the height of the local antiwar movement, after one particularly troublesome invasion of the administrative building, and the school may have been prepared to take totalitarian measures to prevent student uprisings. Whatever the truth of the matter may be, it sends a chill down most students' spines to even think that Greyson University might have the ability to turn one of its dormitories into a reasonably secure prison within a matter of moments.

At seven stories tall with a large basement level, Worth Hall is presently able to hold between 1200 and 1400 students comfortably. It remains a male dormitory to this day, but one area of the building, at least, is accessible to all students throughout normal business hours: the basement dining hall, which seats up to 800 and features its own entrances and exits separate from the building's main access points.