Welch Hall (University of Texas at Austin)

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Welch Hall
General information
Town or city Austin, Texas
Country United States

The Robert A. Welch Hall (abbreviated WEL) is a building located on the University of Texas at Austin campus.[1]


Before Welch Hall was constructed, the space was designated for Brackenridge Dormitory (built in 1933 and not to be confused with the second dormitory of the same name).[2]

In October 1996, the building caught fire from a research project. In response, the university committed $30.2 million to renovate the hall and updated safety equipment, along with retrofit of equipment to meet new safety standards.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert A. Welch Hall – WEL". University of Texas. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hall, Erin (2005). University Of Texas At Austin: Austin, Texas. College Prowler. p. 62. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Audits finds UT slow to improve safety in labs". The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. February 1, 1998. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 

Coordinates: 30°17′12″N 97°44′16″W / 30.2868°N 97.7377°W / 30.2868; -97.7377