Welcome Center



The Stage for Innovation

The Washburn campus is an ever-changing collection of spaces where students, faculty and their shared ideas can expand and take shape. As our goals and ideas grow, so does our campus home.

These spaces are the stage for innovation. This is where independent thoughts are made sharper by discourse and debate. And in the minds of each student, alumnus and professor, these spaces house the spirit and memory of Washburn.

We are ready to breathe new life into the campus we all love. Gifts from alumni and friends have championed recent key renovations and additions, including the research-ready Stoffer Science Hall and the 21st-century Living Learning Center, an inspiring residence hall for 400 students.

Next is the Welcome Center in Morgan Hall, the building that will serve as the front door to the university and a key student area for recruitment and services. As we bring these buildings into a new era, we’ll do so thoughtfully, by merging history with modernity for spaces that are uniquely Washburn.

Campaign Goal: $20 Million

Welcome Center: $12 Million

  • A comprehensive welcome center and main entrance
  • Expansions and renovations to building from the 1950s
  • A one-stop center for all student services
  • A dynamic front door to the campus, introducing prospective students, families, and visitors to Washburn

Future Spaces: $8 Million

  • Plans for other spaces on campus will be finalized throughout the course of the campaign


The Story So Far

  • Living Learning Center — 2001 unveiling, with residence hall and gathering spaces for 400 students
  • Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl and the Bianchino Pavilion — 2003 renovation
  • Stoffer Science Hall — 2008 renovations and expansion, with state-of-the-art labs, Crane Observatory, and Spitz Planetarium
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Lab — 2011 unveiling with classroom and an apartment setting providing hands-on experience in helping clients adapt following a life-changing event
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House — 2011 renovations

 To support the Welcome Center or new School of Law building, make your gift today or contact us.