Derring Hall
Derring Hall

Derring Hall contains offices, classrooms, and laboratory space for many of the science programs at Virginia Tech, such as biological sciences and geoscience. The Museum of Geosciences is also in the building.


Paul Neyron Derring

Derring Hall was named in 1967 for Paul Neyron Derring, who served as YMCA secretary, director of religious activities, and student activities building manager from 1918 to 1964. Blind since the age of 13, Derring made countless contributions to the college, served on the State Commission for the Visually Handicapped, led a fundraising effort to construct a new Blacksburg Baptist Church building, and served on the Blacksburg Town Council. He was a popular administrator among the students.

Building History

Derring Hall's construction began in 1967 and was completed in 1969.

Map Grid: K-4

Building Number: 155

Originally Built: 1969

Abbreviation: DER

Latitude: 37.22908

Longitude: -80.4256