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Catt Hall

Official abbreviation: CATT

Constructed in 1893

Space in this building

29,745 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 -
5:00 PM
7:00 AM -
5:00 PM
7:00 AM -
5:00 PM
7:00 AM -
5:00 PM
7:00 AM -
5:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-4009


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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

See rooms serviced in this building

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 9:30 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 0137)
  • 2:50 PM: Collection only (Room 0137)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 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.


Carrie Chapman Catt Hall, named for Iowa State's first woman graduate and world-renowned advocate for women's rights, has a storied history on Iowa State's campus.

Originally named Agricultural Hall, it was completed in 1893 to house Agriculture, Horticulture, and Veterinary Science. In the early 1900s Agricultural Engineering moved in, and in fact the building was called "Agricultural Engineering Building" for a brief period.

In 1922 the Agricultural Engineering Department moved into its own building and Agricultural Hall was renamed Botany Hall. In 1968 the Botany Department moved to the newly opened Bessey Hall, and Botany Hall was renamed Old Botany to distinguish it from the department's new location.

Though condemned in 1966, Old Botany continued to be partially occupied until spring of 1994 when extensive renovations were embarked upon to save this building which was by then registered as a National Historic Landmark. In October of 1995 the renovated building was rededicated as Catt Hall, housing the administrative offices for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics.