Washburn University Foundation

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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.

Today, the building is undergoing a transformation to make it easier for Washburn's students to obtain the services and support they need for a successful educational experience. 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, which will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony during Grand Homecoming weekend in October 2015, will include a spacious Hearth Room and a covered outdoor plaza, as well as spaces designed for individual and group study.

"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."


Sesquicentennial Ichabod Plaza

Washburn alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members have a special, first-time opportunity to purchase a personalized brick to be placed in front of the new Welcome Center and renovated Morgan Hall. People can personalize bricks with their name or even a message honoring friends, family or a great professor. To have your personalized brick in place for the ribbon cutting during the Grand Homecoming weekend, bricks must be purchased by February 27, 2015. Read more about the brick campaign.

“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.”