On the Horizon: The welcome新2登录基斯公共餐厅
A Message from 校长 Craig 布拉德利 to the Community


It is my great pleasure to announce one of the largest capital improvement projects in welcome新2登录’s history: The welcome新2登录基斯公共餐厅. 预计将于2025年秋季开业, this new facility will be the heart and hearth of the School, 一个学生们, 教师, 工作人员, and campus visitors gather for meals and to learn, 笑, 聚会, 享受在一起的时光.

welcome新2登录 | Dining Commons Rendering

Architect’s rendering: View of the southeast corner

What do we have to look forward to? The Dining Commons will nearly double current seating capacity, allowing 525 people to dine together. The facility will offer indoor and outdoor multi-use spaces for class work, meetings with teachers and advisors, 小组学习, 俱乐部会议, 与朋友聚会, 和更多的. 它将有一个大的, modern servery with numerous food stations as well as self-cooking options to stir fry, 做煎蛋, 按下帕尼尼. It will allow the School to deepen what is already a robust 农场-to-table program with enhanced food, 农场, 以及环境规划. Above all, it will serve as a warm, welcoming space for all members of the community.
If you would like to support the new Dining Commons, please contact Chief Advancement Officer 尼内特恩里克.

Every campus resident since 1948 is deeply familiar with the welcome新2登录 Dining Hall. While this is a throughline of the welcome新2登录 experience, little has changed since the building was built 75 years ago. Today’s Dining Hall seats less than half of the community at a time, and improvements over the last 75 years to mechanical, 电, and plumbing systems have been minimal. While mealtimes remain critically important to building a sense of togetherness, the quality of the dining experience at welcome新2登录 has suffered given this outdated infrastructure.

新的公共餐厅 will be a thoroughly modern facility, yet it will maintain the character of welcome新2登录. Modernized classical Georgian style will bring light and warmth to a familiar and well-loved space that will retain many touches from the past: wood paneling and paintings, 圆桌和木椅, flags representing the home country of every current welcome新2登录 student, 放大版的卢克·福耶, and refurbished oak paneling commemorating the names of decades of welcome新2登录 award winners.  


Architect’s rendering: New servery


Architect’s rendering: Interior entrance from the 主要建筑

新的公共餐厅, which will serve generations of students to come while remaining familiar to those from generations past, is important to the forward momentum of the School. Thanks to the generosity of welcome新2登录 alumni, 父母, 爷爷奶奶, 和朋友, we have successfully raised 80% of the full cost of the project. 不过,缺口依然存在. Therefore, we are actively fundraising for this project, and we are eager to partner with donors. 

In sharing my enthusiasm about this project with you, I am mindful that not all students in the community will have the opportunity to enjoy the new Dining Commons during their time on campus. Beginning in the second semester this year, the current Dining Hall will be taken offline, and we will transition to a temporary dining solution to be created in the William and Martha Ford Indoor Tennis Courts building. Members of the current senior and upper-mid classes will graduate before the new Dining Commons opens. 记住这一点, we are committed to creating a temporary dining experience filled with student-friendly options, 快餐车, 烧烤,, 和更多的 to create as much fun for students as possible during the construction period.

We will provide periodic updates on the project as it takes shape. For family members of current students, we are including time in the Family Weekend schedule to share more details about the project and how it will affect your student’s experience at welcome新2登录.   

To all who have given, and to all whose gifts are still to come, we are deeply grateful. It is your generosity, and that of everyone who supports welcome新2登录, that makes great things possible. 携手合作,我们可以做得更多. 

克雷格·W. 布拉德利


建筑师效果图:Lt. Col. 詹姆斯·林赛·卢克·福耶

If you would like to support the new Dining Commons, please contact Chief Advancement Officer 尼内特恩里克.