Wheeler Hall

Named for Benjamin Ide Wheeler, university president during Berkeley's "golden years" from 1899-1919. The French Baroque facade includes arched doorways leading into a vaulted auditorium lobby, ionic columns across the middle floors, and a colonnade ornamented with urn-shaped lamps symbolizing, according to designer John Galen Howard, "the light of learning." It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Building Details

Floors: 5
Year built: 1917
Accessible entrances:  There are two usable entrances on opposite sides of the building. Both entrances provide automatic openers and push plates. The mezzanine level entrance on the south side gives access to auditorium, while the north side entrance gives access to the basement level.

Restrooms: There are two sets of usable restrooms on the basement and first floors, both providing side transfer stalls.

Designated waiting area: The designated waiting area is located in the northwest stairwell. Upon exiting the elevator it can be reached by turning right.

Emergency evacuation cabinet: The NW emergency evacuation cabinet is located immediately to the left near the stairwell upon entering through the accessible entrance to the building traveling to the elevator. The SE emergency evacuation cabinet is located immediately to the left of the far right south side entrance.

Pictures of Wheeler Hall

The front side of Wheeler hall, with two students sitting on the front steps

Wheeler Hall

An accessible entrance to the south side of Wheeler Hall

An accesible entrance to the south side of Wheeler hall

Location

Classrooms and Departments

Wheeler has 19 general assignment classrooms and one lecture auditorium. It is home to the English and Creative Writing Departments.

Classrooms

Wheeler 100

Maximum Capacity 

15

Standard Capacity

15

Wheeler 102

Maximum Capacity

60

Standard Capacity

64

Wheeler 104

Maximum Capacity

30

Standard Capacity 

30 

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 106

Maximum Capacity

29

Standard Capacity 

29

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Seminar
  • Seating-Tables/Chairs
  • Window

Wheeler 108

Maximum Capacity

46

Standard Capacity

46

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 120

Maximum Capacity

40

Standard Capacity

45

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-White Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 122

Maximum Capacity

19

Standard Capacity

19

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Seminar
  • Seating-Tables/Chairs
  • Window

Wheeler 124

Maximum Capacity

30

Standard Capacity

30

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 126

Maximum Capacity

30

Standard Capacity

30

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 130

Maximum Capacity

41

Standard Capacity

35

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-White Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 150 (Auditorium)

Maximum Capacity

744

Standard Capacity 

741

Wheeler 20

Maximum Capacity

48

Standard Capacity

41

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 200

Maximum Capacity

40

Standard Capacity

32

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 202

Maximum Capacity

42

Standard Capacity 

40

Features

Wheeler 204

Maximum Capacity 

54

Standard Capacity

56

Wheeler 220

Maximum Capacity

40

Standard Capacity

32

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 222

Maximum Capacity

60

Standard Capacity

53

Wheeler 224

Maximum Capacity

36

Standard Capacity

30

Wheeler 24

Maximum Capacity

30

Standard Capacity

30

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window

Wheeler 30

Maximum Capacity

35

Standard Capacity

34

Features

  • ADA-Instructor Accessible
  • ADA-Student Accessible
  • AV-Computer Data Display
  • AV-Connection-Aux
  • AV-Connection-VGA
  • AV-DVD Player
  • AV-Screen-Manual Projector
  • AV-VHS player
  • Board-Chalk Only
  • Seating-Movable
  • Window