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Haaga House Invites Students In

- View photos of Haaga House.

Completed this year, Haaga House, which is named after the trustee who donated the money for the building’s renovation, is one of the freshly remodeled buildings on campus and is now home to the Berea College admissions department. The old admissions office was located next to Bruce-Trades in Edwards Hall but was moved during the current fall semester to their new location in Haaga House, which is on the edge of campus, next-door to Knapp Hall. The budget for the remodeling project was $981,000.

Haaga House is the new home of Berea College admissions.

Even though there are a few kinks left to work out such as doors not opening completely, Sarah Amos from admissions said with confidence, “They [facilities assistants] are doing a great job.” Haaga House boasts features that make introducing prospective students to Berea College easier. The building is set up so that it can bring in more students and is easier to direct people to. Joe Bagnoli of admissions enjoys the fact that there is a new presentation space to hold informational sessions and enough space to accommodate large groups.

Haaga House has also been refurnished and a fireplace in the entrance makes the atmosphere more inviting and cozy to those who are visiting. An especially attractive feature is a fifty piece exhibit of select works from Allan Mills, which is set to be put on display there. Amos implored both current and potential students, “Come by and see us. We’re off the beaten path, but we would like to show off our new facilities.”

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