Southwestern College announces Oct. 20 ribbon cutting, tour for new Winfield Hall


Southwestern College President Elizabeth Frombgen would like to invite the community to attend the official ribbon cutting for Winfield Hall on Friday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., at 1801 Warren Ave. in Winfield.

Along with the ribbon cutting, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Winfield Hall, according to a news release from the college Thursday morning.

Students moved into the 94-bed, three-story residence hall, as the new academic year began.

Winfield Hall’s design, which includes input from students and staff, includes suite-style living targeted to sophomores and juniors. The facility also includes common gathering areas including a large atrium, TOMARI Gathering Space, and The Farney Family Wellness Center, a fitness space which is accessible to all students, faculty, and staff of the college.

In the spring of 2021, Southwestern was selected by the USDA for an $11.66 million financing package through the Rural Development Community Facilities direct loan program to build a new residence hall.

It was named Winfield Hall in June as a way to honor the Winfield community that has long supported the project and the college itself since its founding in 1885.

The ribbon cutting kicks off a busy weekend of Southwestern College Homecoming activities, a full list of alumni and community homecoming activities may be found at

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