One of four matching dormitories surrounding Kimball Tower that began UB's history as a residential college, Schoellkopf remains a dormitory. The quadrangle of Pritchard, Michael, Schoellkopf and MacDonald, formed UB's first step toward becoming a residential college.
Jacob Fredrick Schoellkopf, Jr. (1858-1942) was a member of the University Council. He was also the first chairman of the Buffalo Foundation, and a chairman of the Niagara Falls Power Company. He made a generous donation to UB as a permanent memorial to his family.