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Six Students Get a First Look at Reynolds Hall

Six business students at West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics will one day be able to tell their grandkids that they were one of the first students to get a first look inside of Reynolds Hall. 

Reynolds Hall, named for alumnus Robert "Bob" Reynolds and his wife, Laura, sits on an iconic, riverfront site on the Downtown campus with views of the Monongahela River and direct access to the PRT, as well as from Beechurst Avenue.

Our new building will enhance the educational and teaching model, and significantly enhance the student experience. 

Knowing this, our Chambers College Strategic Communications team gave six students – a mix of student ambassadors and peer mentors – the opportunity to see Reynolds Hall for the very first time last Friday.

The day was filled with anticipation and the students were giddy with excitement. 

Students were given hard hats and a quick tour of collaborative classroom spaces, experiential learning labs, the terrace, the social staircase, and the WVU Downtown Recreation Center. 

Six Business Students Get a Sneak Peek at Reynolds Hall

Six Students Get a Sneak Peek at Reynolds Hall

"Walking through the classrooms, hallways and stairways felt like I was walking through a company's building, not a school," said Emma LaBombard, an Accounting and MIS Sophomore. "I am most excited to start collaborating and networking with others at Reynolds Hall. Students are going to be more engaged in and excited about their coursework, as well as be better prepared for the workforce. Former Dean Javier Reyes was right, business is happening here." 

Not only does Reynolds Hall include collaborative classrooms and learning labs for virtually every discipline, but the building's advanced technologies will connect WVU to the world – from students across campus to companies around the globe.

Our Students' excitement for Reynolds Hall has been a constant buzz on campus since construction began in 2019 and it increased tenfold this week when photos of the building became a reality.

"Reynolds Hall has me in complete awe," said Rachel Stump, a Hospitality and Tourism Management and Marketing Junior. "Being able to see where my friends and I get to spend time in classes, study and hang out has me even more excited to spend my senior year in Reynolds Hall. It's evident that creating a space where future business leaders are made was at the forefront of the design. It really is a hub for business learning." 

Reynolds Hall will be complete in April 2022 and ready to host its first classes for Mountaineers in Fall 2022.

    To learn more the building and how to give, please visit buildingbeyond.wvu.edu.

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