Sam Houston State University

Academic Building IV

Academic Building IV (AB4/ABIV) is a four-story classroom and office building at the corner of Avenue I and Bowers Boulevard.

Opening in 2003, the $10-million, 61,070-square-foot structure was the first major classroom facility built since 1985. Its completion was planned for summer 2002 but lengthened due to unforeseen delays with weather and materials.

The building houses the Testing Center on the first floor; the Career Service Office, Elliott T. Bowers Honors College and the James S. Olson Auditorium on the second floor; the Department of World Languages and Cultures and classrooms on the third floor; and the history and library science departments on the fourth floor.

In September 2002, the 286-seat auditorium on the second floor was named for history professor James S. Olson in honor of his three decades of service to the university. The dedication ceremony took place the following February.

1921 Avenue J, Huntsville, Texas, 77340


Upcoming Events

International Dance & Music

Come join us for an exhilarating International Student Week event hosted by the World Languages and Cultures Department! Immerse yourself in the vibrant...

4/17 5:30pm
Good Ole' American Cookout

You're invited to join us for a special event hosted by the Career Success Center in celebration of International Student Week! We are organizing an American...

4/18 11am
Coffee with a Language Professor

Join us for an exciting event hosted by the French Club as part of our International Student Week. We will be holding a special "Coffee with a Language...

4/19 1pm

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Academic Building IV

Academic Building IV posted a photo 1/3/2017