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Illick Hall

Illick Hall is home to the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB) and features the College’s beautiful greenhouses located on the roof of the building. It also houses the Roosevelt Wild Life Collection (named for Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the U.S. and a dedicated conservationist). EFB is the College’s largest academic department, and Illick Hall contains faculty offices, laboratories and classrooms, along with a small lecture hall.

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    Illick Hall, from the ESF Quad

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    Student examining sample

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    Sheltered bicycle storage with view through to the Quad

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    Greenhouses on the roof of Illick

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    Inside a greenhouse

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    Inside a greenhouse

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    Casual meeting on Illick terrace

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    Section of Illick rain garden

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    Bike racks on the Quad

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    Greenhouse signs

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    Fall outside of Illick Hall

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    Experiment in progress

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    Group of students and lab activity

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    Cacti in the greenhouses

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    Tropical greenhouse

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    Architectural detail

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    Illick

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    Student at work

The construction of Illick Hall on the south side of campus created the ESF Quadrangle, an open-air gathering place for the College community. Illick shared dedication ceremonies on Oct. 11, 1968 with its neighbor on the Quad’s west end, Moon Library. It is located directly across the street from Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome.

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Illick Hall

Formal Name: Joseph S. Illick Hall

Dedication Date: 1968

Gross Area: 140,870 SF

Original Cost: $4,957,000

Primary Use: Teaching; Research; Service

Program Units

Program Support Facilities

  • TV studio (room 16)
  • animal room (room 231)
  • vertebrate collection (room 215)
  • mycological herbarium (room 440)
  • herbarium (room 452)
  • greenhouses (fifth floor)
  • entomology collection
  • "Smart" Classroom

Origin of Name: Named after Joseph S. Illick, a popular dean of the College (1944-1951), because of the wonderful rapport he had with students.