Foss Hall, VCSU’s music building built in 1963, sits directly on the banks of the Sheyenne River. When the City of Valley City moved forward with permanent flood protection—protecting the city and the VCSU campus—it was necessary to put Foss Hall on the wrong side of the flood wall.

To protect students and state assets, VCSU believes Foss Hall must be razed and its functions replaced elsewhere on campus. The proposed Communication and Fine Arts Building will replace Foss Hall and consolidate the art and music programs in one facility, which will also include the Communication Arts Department. Every student completing the general education program at VCSU will take at least two courses in this building.

Estimated at $32.3 million, a new Communication and Fine Arts Building will allow VCSU to retire $2.5 million in deferred maintenance for Foss Hall.

Aerial Video of Foss Hall and Flood Wall

Office Information

Dr. Alan D. LaFave  

Executive Assistant
Rhonda Fairfield
Office Location
McFarland 216

Office Hours
Academic Year
7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
Office of the President
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072