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Oklahoma Wesleyan University is excited to announce the Wesley Hall Renovation project as part of the NOW Campaign.

Bolstered by a generous $100,000 matching gift, President Dunn announced the project at Homecoming 2023. The goal is to raise $400,000 by the end of 2024 to update Wesley Hall, the oldest dormitory on OKWU’s campus.

Originally built in 1950, the building that became known as Wesley Hall was part of the 1958 purchase of OKWU’s current campus by Pilgrim Holiness Church’s Colorado Springs Bible College. Since then, hundreds of female students at OKWU and its antecedent schools have called Wesley home during their time on campus.

“We are very excited about the planned and much-needed upgrade for Wesley Hall. The First Lady – Wendy – lived there as a student back in the mid-1980s. We both are thrilled that the Renaissance of OKWU’s facilities is beginning with this important project,” said Dunn.

As part of the Campus Renaissance, Wesley Hall will be updated and modernized for the future. Planned updates include remodeled rooms, updated technology, renovated bathrooms, new laundry appliances, and more. The dorm will be the first to be renovated as part of the NOW Campaign.

Wesley Hall in 1952

Thanks to the generosity of OKWU’s donors, gifts made to the project before the end of 2024 will have an increased impact as the university benefits from the pledge to match the first $100,000 raised toward the project.

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Click here to learn more about the Campus Renaissance. If you’d like to make a gift to the project, click here.

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