Work about to start on new Wu Welcome Centre at Acadia

Published on August 14, 2014

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the new Wu Welcome Centre at Acadia. From left are Doug Jackson (‘99), president of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University; Wolfville Deputy Mayor David Mangle ; Chancellor Libby Burnham (’60); Suzanne Gray, vice-president communications, Acadia Students’ Union; Dr.  Rod Morrison, vice-president Advancement; and Dr. Robert Perrins, vice-president Academic. 

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Changes are coming to the landscape of the Acadia University campus.

Construction will begin soon of the new Wu Welcome Centre at Alumni Hall. The $1.5 million project will see the addition of a 3,600-square foot, two-storey addition to the existing building. The new addition will remain in character with the original structure.

Wolfville council recently gave unanimous approval to move ahead with the work, which is expected to take six months to complete.

During the construction period, staff who normally work at Alumni Hall will be temporarily relocated to offices across campus. Alumni staff location listing.

The funds for the project were donated by the Wu family last November. It will feature a reception area, a large multi-purpose meeting space and offices for Acadia staff who regularly meet with alumni, supporters and prospective students. Discussions are currently under way about potential collaboration with the Town of Wolfville to maximize the benefit and impact of the Centre.

With some renovations to historic Alumni Hall also in hand, the entire building will have a new and updated feel.