Goodyear is a high-rise residence hall that has lounges on every floor, kitchenettes and laundry facilities, as well as recreational facilities for students. It continued UB's movement towards becoming a true residential college.
Ella Conger Goodyear (1853-1940) a strong supporter of the
university, was well known for her philanthropy and interest in the
arts. Her and her husband were close friends of President Grover
Cleveland. Ella was the author of "Journey with Jesus". In 1912,
she established the Charles W. Goodyear fund at the Albright Art
Gallery in memory of her late husband. A frequent visitor to the
White House during the Cleveland administration, Goodyear was a
lifelong friend of Carolyn Tripp Clement. Among her many donations
to the university was a unique collection of the famous actress
Katherine Cornell's correspondence and memorabilia.