Some may not know that Cherry Hall was constructed as the first Residence Hall on campus. In the beginning it was a men only residence hall then need for a place for female students to live on campus caused the top floor of the building to be converted to a women’s hall. The women’s area was sectioned off behind locked doors in those early years and there were few co-ed spaces in the hall. The men, wishing to protest the lack of a co-ed lounge area, subsequently staged a rite of passage (that has thankfully passed away) in protest…. the “Panty Raid”….