About 50 members of the Wittenberg community gathered April 21 to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for Wittenberg’s future residence hall at the corner of Cassilly Street and Alumni Way (formerly Woodlawn Avenue). The approximately $10 million, state-of-the-art residence hall will be completed in time for the start of the 2006-07 school year.
“A groundbreaking is symbolic,” said Carolyn Perkins, associate vice president for student development and dean of students. “It is an event that will start the process of adding a new foundation and changing the landscape of our campus.From the earth on which we stand today will arise a new infrastructure. We are laying the foundation for change.”
Administrators went to great lengths to ensure student input on the new residence hall and its design. “An important aspect of the Wittenberg experience for me has been the relationships I have made in my three years on campus,” said 2005-06 Student Senate President Jonathan Scruggs ’06. “Hopefully this new residence hall will help build new relationships for students for many years to come.”