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Welcome Center: A Hub of Activity

Since its opening in 1956, Morgan Hall has been a hub of activity for students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors. Washburn University students have entered Morgan Hall for decades to enroll, apply for scholarships, pay tuition, obtain health services and take English, math and other core classes.

Through the years, the campus has become a point of Ichabod pride with its well-manicured grounds, Living Learning Center, state-of-the-art labs in Stoffer Science Hall and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The University’s transformation in recent years also has included an expanded curriculum, the attraction of more faculty and students and a stronger connection to the community through academic, cultural and athletic programs.

Now it is Morgan Hall’s time to complete our students’ story. Morgan Hall is the entry point to an exceptional college education for our students and its renovation will make it easier for them to obtain the services and support they need for a successful undergraduate experience.

“The renovation of Morgan Hall is a reflection of Washburn’s commitment to maintain a campus that is conducive to learning, one that is thriving and up-to-date,” said Richard Liedtke, executive director of enrollment management. “Student success is a commitment that permeates through everything we do at Washburn, and ease of access and centralized student support are important factors in recruiting future Ichabods.”

The Morgan Hall project includes the addition of a contemporary, inviting Welcome Center that accentuates the attributes of an exemplary Washburn University experience, from academics and athletics to alumni achievements and faculty accolades. Students will have seamless access to admissions, financial aid, academic advisers, student life and student health.

The modernized facility will include a spacious Hearth Room and a covered outdoor plaza, as well as spaces designed for individual and group study.

“Spaces play an essential role in facilitating learning, lifelong friendships and decisions that influence personal and professional development,” said JuliAnn Mazachek, president of the Washburn University Foundation. “We hope alumni and friends of Washburn University will join us in this initiative to renovate Morgan Hall in a way that complements our campus and showcases our legacy of inclusion and excellence.”