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Alexander Hall

outside view of Alexander Hall

MCC's first home — Rochester’s former East High School at 410 Alexander Street — had been condemned by the city as a fire hazard in 1960. However, that did not deter MCC founders who immediately went to work making the necessary renovations. On September 9, 1962, the doors of MCC’s original campus swung open and welcomed 720 students. MCC’s campus spirit was undoubtedly born in this communal, resourceful and informal setting, where collegiality and cooperation first turned the dream of accessible education into a reality for the Rochester community. 

Alexander Street was MCC's address for 6 years. In June 1968 the college responded to the increasing enrollment population by opening a new campus in Brighton.

Building Information

  • Number of Residents:  Co-Ed building with 132 Residents
  • Room Configuration:  33 four person suites (Singles)
  • Number of Floors:  3 floors
  • Laundry:  Coin/card operated machines located on the 1st floor
  • Common Area:  Located on the 1st floor

    • Cable TV
    • 24 hour free Air Hockey Table
    • Vending machines
    • Study area

  • Mailboxes:  Located on the 1st floor
  • Garbage/Recycle Room:  Located on the 1st floor
  • Security

    • Building is locked 24/7
    • Front Door Security

      • Overnight 6pm - 6am

  • Staff:  Resident Director, 3 Resident Assistants
  • Other:

    • Elevator
    • Non-Smoking
    • Dry/Substance free building