In 1960 the university opened new housing for married students in order to replace the ramshackle Victory Village units. The new community, eventually named Odum Village after UNC faculty member Howard W. Odum, included brick buildings (a big improvement from the prefabricated metal Victory Village units) and modern amenities, including a large television antenna. The two complexes continued side by side on South Campus for several years before demolition began on the Victory Village buildings. Odum Village served as the primary housing for married students until Baity Hill Graduate and Family Housing opened in 2005. In 2016 the UNC—Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved demolition of the Odum Village buildings to make way for future projects.
Date Established: 1960
Date Range: 1960 – Present