MacKay Hall photo

MacKay Hall

Official abbreviation: MACKAY

Constructed in 1911
Addition built in 1926

Space in this building

86,648 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
10:00 AM -
5:00 PM
12:00 PM -
10:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-1078


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Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 6

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 11:30 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 101A)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Friday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.


MacKay Hall (or the "Domestic Technology Building" as it was originally named) opened in 1911 to house the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly "Home Economics"). In 1926 a new addition including an east wing identical to the original building and a new central section were opened, more than doubling the size of the original building.

It is interesting to note that the original building was not constructed parallel to Osborne Drive (to the north) because it was designed to be connected to Margaret Hall to its south. Margaret Hall was destroyed by fire before those plans were carried out, however. To make the building look symmetrical to the street, the new central section was built parallel to Osborne Drive and the east wing was built at a slight angle to make it symmetrical with the west wing and the street.

In 1957 the building was named MacKay Hall in honor of the long-time dean of Family and Consumer Sciences, Catherine J. MacKay.