Photo retrieved from dedication flyer sent out by Michael Jones.
Emma Coffey ~ Staff Writer
The University of Lynchburg will host a dedication ceremony in honor of the new residence hall completion on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.
President Kenneth Garren said that the purpose of the dedication ceremony is to “recognize in part some contributions to make it happen.” He shared that some of those contributions were in the financing and construction of the new building.
On Sept. 14, I moved into the new residence hall after spending about three weeks at the Annex. If you have not seen the residence hall, but you have heard rumors about it being amazing, I can testify that the rumors are true. I am very happy with my new living space and I have no complaints about the NRH (except for the 2:30 a.m. fire drill during my third night of being there).
However, it has been harder to adjust to being in the new building than I imagined. I guess I did not realize how used to the Annex I had gotten. Even as I am writing this, I feel like I am supposed to head to the gravel lot to catch the next shuttle. Sometimes, when I am walking back from class, I start heading to the parking lot before I remember that my dorm is in the opposite direction.
On Sept. 14-16, 2019, students got to move from the Annex into the new residence hall. Students, faculty, staff, and construction workers volunteered to help students move-out of the Annex and into their new dorms on Sept. 14 starting from 8:00-8:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 15, many volunteers helped students move-in/out from 4:00-6:30 p.m, and on Monday, Sept. 16, move-in/move-out took place from 5:00-7:30 p.m.