Wefald Hall public dedication and reception April 1
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's first residence hall to be built in more than 50 years will be dedicated in a public ceremony Saturday, April 1.
The dedication will take place at 11 a.m., with a reception immediately following. Guided tours of the hall will begin at 9 a.m. Parking will be available in Bill Snyder Family Stadium's east lot, with a continuous shuttle to transport guests to Wefald Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the conference area of Kramer Dining Center.
Wefald Hall is a coeducational residence hall in the Kramer Community, which includes Goodnow and Marlatt halls, on the west side of campus. Its eight floors contain space for 540 students in one- and two-person rooms with walk-in closets and high ceilings. Study spaces, kitchenettes and a lobby are available on each floor, and the hall's community bathrooms feature a collection of single-use units. Wefald's lobby includes Cornerstone Coffee & Bakery, which is open to the public.
Adjacent to the hall is the newly constructed, state-of-the-art Kramer Dining Center, an all-you-care-to-eat facility open to residents seven days a week. Students can also take advantage of Overtime Grill, a late-night dining option that is available to the Manhattan community.
Wefald Hall was named for former Kansas State University President Jon Wefald, who served from 1986-2009. Wefald will speak at the ceremony.
Additional prominent speakers will include Richard Myers, president of Kansas State University; Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students; Pat Roberts, U.S. senator for Kansas; Bill Snyder, Kansas State University football coach; Frank Tracz, the university's director of bands; Derek Jackson, director of the university's Housing and Dining Services and assistant vice president for student life; Dale Brown, former collegiate basketball coach; Dennis Mullin, current member of the Kansas Board of Regents; Clay Blair, former chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents; Bob Wefald, brother of Jon Wefald; James Reittinger, architect for TreanorHL Architects; and Rylee Bergh, freshman in food science and industry, Louisburg, and president of the Hall Governing Board.