Branch Hall is a freshmen co-educational residence hall at Virginia State University and was erected during the 1949-1950 academic year.
This four story, five-wing residence hall is named for the late Mary E. Branch, the first graduate of the institution to become president of a college. In 1930, she became the first Black woman to be appointed the president of Tillotson Teachers' College in Austin, Texas. Each wing in Branch Hall is equipped with one community bathroom.
Residence Educators (RE), who are full‑time professional staff, are responsible for the overall supervision of the residence halls. Resident Assistants (RA) and Graduate Assistants function as para-professionals and assist the RE in their duties. Night Managers assist the RE with overnight coverage.