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

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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.

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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 www.sckans.edu/homecoming.

For questions or more information, email [email protected].

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