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Students Move into Wesley’s New Residence Hall

Aug 23 2013

Wesley’s students have moved into the seminary’s new residence hall. This newly completed place of spiritual formation provided welcome for new residents of the 76-bed facility the third week of August. The seminary carefully planned this new facility to foster community and spiritual growth. Every floor has shared gathering space for students – meeting rooms, study rooms, a prayer room, or a music room. There are four communal kitchens, eating areas and lounges in this, the first new building on Wesley’s Northwest D.C. campus in more than 50 years. Since moving in, the students have personalized their private and semi-private rooms, which adjoin suite-style bathrooms.

This new residence hall is the culmination of years of planning and fund development and one year of construction. The energy for the building is provided as part of a wind-power cooperative and we are completing the process for LEED certification at the Silver or Gold level.

“We stepped out in faith when we decided to add this new building to our campus,” said the Rev. Dr. David McAllister-Wilson. “We wanted to model courage for our students while ensuring they had a home on campus that met their needs and helped shape their future ministries through their community experience. This new structure is helping us to better prepare the future leaders of the faithful. We are grateful for all who supported us over the past five years of planning and building. It is because of their support, we are able to welcome these students to their new home.”

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