About Faner Hall | College of Liberal Arts | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Faner Hall aerial view

About Faner Hall

Faner circle artDedicated in 1975, Faner Hall is the central hub of the College of Liberal Arts. It houses many of the classrooms and learning environments for Core Curriculum courses required across all degrees, making it a lasting backdrop in the memories of all SIU graduates. You might be hard pressed to find a senior on graduation day who won't admit to having been lost at some point in the massive building that stands in the heart of campus.

Faner HallWith a titanic footprint emblematic of the Brutalist architectural period from which it hails, one might say Faner has a "faςade only a mother could love." However, all who enter know the concrete edifice provides meaningful contrast to the luminous disciplines and people housed within its walls.

We're here to help you navigate those notorious hallways and find your path.

Building Basics

Faner Hall is divided into three internal sections, or wings, with color-coded doorways:

Navigating Faner Hall

Faner staircaseRoom numbers in Faner Hall are four-digit numbers. The first (leftmost) number indicates the floor level where the room is located.

The second number from the left indicates the wing in which the room is located (0 or 1 = A-Wing; 2 or 3 = B-Wing; 4 or 5 = C-Wing).

The remaining two numbers on the right indicate direction within that wing. Note: most portions of the second and third floors have both an east hallway and west hallway.

Group outside Faner breezewayUsing this information, we'll provide an example. Pretend you are looking for the Dean's Office, which is located in Faner 2427. The leftmost "2" indicates the room is on the second floor. The next number, "4," indicates that the room is located in C-Wing. So you would go to the second floor of C-Wing to locate the sign for the room number ending in "27."

The Department of Geography and Environmental Resources has created a detailed spatial map of Faner Hall depicting locations by both department hubs and room numbers.

students in Faner courtyard