In my year and a half at BaRnArD cOlLeGe Of CoLuMbIa UnIvErSiTy, I’ve noticed people have many opinions about Schermerhorn Hall. It’s hard to navigate. It’s far away. It doesn’t exist. However, its greatest mystery is how you even say it. Well, the answer is: It’s Schermerhorn, with a hard “ch.” Skermerhorn, if you will. I know this because I used to cross Schermerhorn Street every day on my way to school, and have visited the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station many times. Also, it’s a Dutch name, and that’s how they decided to pronounce it. Look it up.
So there you have it! Schermerhorn Hall. Just hope you don’t have any classes in the extension.