Students first made their homes inside Kim Hall and Tritton Hall in August. Shortly thereafter, in October, an open-air dedication ceremony brought together Haverford presidents (past, present and future), alumni, students and a crowd of supporters to celebrate the striking new residence halls. But all of the excitement this fall is the culmination of years of hard work, which began in 2009 with a $10 million leadership gift challenge from The Jaharis Family Foundation for construction of the first new student dormitory since 1968. Then, in 2010, the MBK Educational Foundation pledged $7.5 million toward construction of a second new dorm. Construction on both buildings got underway on the site of the Orchard Parking Lot in January 2011.
Kim Hall and Tritton Hall (or “Kitton,” as the students are now abbreviating them) took shape over 22 months, but now you can watch them rise from the sight of a former parking lot in just over three minutes, thanks to a time-lapse video.
Read more about the project and dorm dedication here.
See a gallery of photos from the October 13 dorm dedication here.