To accommodate the influx of servicemen on the G.I. Bill in the fall of 1946, the University constructed military barracks on campus. Most of the barracks were used to house students. Two of the structures, known as North Hall and South Hall, provided a lounge and theater (South Hall) and classrooms and science labs (North Hall). Students often met in South Hall for informal talks with Jesuit faculty, to get a bite to eat or simply relax.