Ground was broken for the College’s Cornell Hall of the Social Sciences on May 21, 1987. A $3 million gift from long-time Rollins benefactors George D. and Harriet W. Cornell provided major funding for the building, which houses the departments of economics, politics, history, anthropology, sociology, education and international business.
The two-story building was designed by the Winter Park architectural firm of Rogers, Lovelock & Fritz. Its design features the traditional Spanish-Mediterranean architectural style found throughout the campus. The building is designed around a Spanish-style courtyard and garden, which forms the focal point of the structure. It is also home to the Cornell Café, a small deli and eating area.