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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.

  • Illick Hall

    Illick Hall, from the ESF Quad

  • Student Looking Under Microscope

    Student examining sample

  • Bike Rack

    Sheltered bicycle storage with view through to the Quad

  • Greenhouse from Outisde

    Greenhouses on the roof of Illick

  • Greenhouse Plants

    Inside a greenhouse

  • Greenhouse Herbs

    Inside a greenhouse

  • Students at Picnic Table

    Casual meeting on Illick terrace

  • Garden

    Section of Illick rain garden

  • Bikes in Front of Illick

    Bike racks on the Quad

  • Greenhouse Sign

    Greenhouse signs

  • Trees in Front of Illick

    Fall outside of Illick Hall

  • Experiment in Progress

    Experiment in progress

  • Lab Activitiy

    Group of students and lab activity

  • Succulents

    Cacti in the greenhouses

  • Plants in Greenhouse

    Tropical greenhouse

  • View from Illick

    Architectural detail

  • Vines on Building


  • Student Observing Under Microscope

    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.