Hastings College in summer 2014 will launch the $6 million Residence Hall Renovation Project, which includes improvements to Bronc Hall, Babcock Hall, and Taylor Hall. The College has been notified of a $3 million challenge grant from an anonymous donor and a $500,000 challenge grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation for the project. Remaining funds must be secured by December 31, 2014.
“By renovating residence halls, we will improve the quality of life for students, who will benefit from a living and learning environment that is more modern and functional,” said Don Jackson, president. “This project ensures Hastings College will remain a compelling option for students and help solidify our position as a leading private college on the plains.”
Administrators and students, Kiewit Building Group, TACK Architects, and Tetrad Development Corporation are finalizing plans.
Bronc Hall, built in 1960, and Babcock Hall, built in 1978, will undergo complete renovation, including major structural and mechanical upgrades, new entry lobbies, renovated lounge spaces, new study and collaboration rooms and renovated kitchens and laundry facilities. Paint, carpet and new furnishings are also in the plan. Taylor Hall, built in 1938, will undergo partial renovations, including updates to common spaces.
You can help Hastings College meet its challenge goal by giving here.