MAILED: Sept. 13, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will celebrate the completion of its newest residence hall, Chancellors Hall, with an open house and dedication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 23, at the newly built hall on the university's upper campus.
Tours and refreshments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the official dedication at 11 a.m., hosted by Chancellor Donald Mash. The dedication program will be held outside on the east end of the building. It will include brief remarks by representatives from the Governor's Office, the student body, administration and the firms responsible for the building's design and construction, HSR Architects of La Crosse and Market & Johnson Inc., Eau Claire.
Some parking spaces will be available in the parking lots at the west and east ends of Chancellors Hall. Additional parking will be available at the Chippewa Valley Technical College parking lot on Clairemont Avenue, across from the main campus. A shuttle bus will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. between the CVTC parking lot and Chancellors Hall.
The $12 million residence hall, which was built to attract upperclassmen to live on campus, houses 324 students in 81 apartments. Each features a furnished living area, kitchen, bathroom and four single bedrooms. The rooms are wired for voice, video and data access. The building is air-conditioned and includes a lounge, computer lab, conference room and seminar room equipped with the latest instructional technology.
The first students moved into the building at the beginning of the summer with the majority moving in Sept. 1 for the beginning of the fall semester. The design of the building opens options for serving different kinds of student groups during the summer months, such as Elderhostel participants or other adult groups.
The dedication and open house is part of Parents Weekend activities at UW-Eau Claire.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 13, 2000