Totem Park Residence
2525 West Mall
- Totem Park Residence
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Year Erected: 1977
The Totem Park Residence has room and board facilities for first and second year students under 20 years of age. The name Totem Park derives from the university's totem pole collection which was located next to the residences until they were transferred to the Museum of Anthropology in 1976. The first construction on the Totem Park Residences began in 1964 with the Coquilhala Commons Block and the Haida, Salish, Dene and Nootka Houses. The Shuswap and Kwakiutl houses were added later in 1968. Originally, the complex was segregated and separated by a wall with the southern Haida and Salish Houses containing only men, and women only living in the northern Nootka and Dene houses. At present, all of the houses are co-educational with each floor containing only students of one gender.