Generous donations from the Wartburg community helped us raise $8 million for the transformation of Clinton Hall into the McCoy Living and Learning Center. It encompasses the renovated Clinton Hall and the addition, which contains new lounges, a classroom and a faculty apartment.

Ray ’65 and Judy Slade ’65 McCaskey saw the need for this project and helped push the fundraising to completion with a $1 million challenge grant last fall.

“I was a Clinton Hall resident for years and years,” Ray McCaskey ’65 said. “The need for improving living facilities was one of the clear unmet needs that we’ve been looking at on campus, especially some of the freshman dorms and that sort of thing.”

“It ties back to the students we have there on scholarship,” Judy McCaskey said. “We want them to make going to Wartburg a transformation in their lives. They deserve a nicer place to live than some of those older rooms, and it’s great to see we can be part of making their whole Wartburg experience a little better.”

Clinton Hall Fundraising

$8.2 Million out of $8 Million

A Home to Thousands

Since 1958, more than 5,000 students have called Clinton Hall home, creating countless memories and forging lasting friendships. Today, the residence hall houses nearly half of the college’s first-year students.

Everyone at Wartburg has a Clinton story. A long night in the lounge cramming for finals that dissolved into a fit of giggles at 2 a.m. Witnessing that legendary catch during the football game from a friend’s window. The epic prank that still gets talked about.

Now, we’re writing a new chapter for Clinton Hall. The south wing was added in 1966, and Clinton had remained largely untouched since then. The Transforming Tomorrow campaign allowed Wartburg to modernize the residence hall in 2016.


A Reinvented Residence Hall

A modern classroom designed with a focus on interactive learning and discussion, as well as a tutoring space and computer lab.

Energy-efficient upgrades, including a new roof, windows, plumbing and electrical systems, heating, and, most importantly, air conditioning.

Updated student rooms, with new furniture, doors, wall finishes, and flooring throughout the building, as well as modern bathroom facilities, which help keep Wartburg competitive with other residential colleges.

An accessible entrance and elevator that makes Clinton Hall compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and create a more welcoming living and learning environment.

A faculty apartment that increases student access to Wartburg professors and enhances first-year living and learning communities.

A small theater space used for screenings by students, professors, and co-curricular groups.

New social and gaming lounges as well as collaborative study spaces to improve community engagement, a recognized factor in student success.

McCoy Living and Learning Center Lounge
McCoy Living and Learning Center Lounge
McCoy Living and Learning Center Lounge
McCoy Living and Learning Center Lounge
Clinton Room
McCoy Living and Learning Center Lounge
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