Jones College, named to honor Mary Gibbs Jones, wife of Houston philanthropist and Houston Endowment founder Jesse H. Jones, is the 1st college built for women. Each spring on Mary Jones’s birthday, the college holds a birthday bash; themes range from a petting zoo to a giant crawfish boil.

In the co-ed era, Jones men win 4 Beer Bike titles in 6 years (1988, 1989, 1992 and 1993) and capture 2 more in 1996 and 2001. Jonesians receive their own birthday celebration when fellow residents throw them into the Fairy Fountain.

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Jones College construction
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