Dundon-Berchtold Hall to close at 7 p.m. for dedication of UP's newest building

By Madison Pfeifer | September 26, 2019 11:05am

The dedication of Dundon-Berchtold Hall is Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. The building officially opened its doors on Aug. 22.

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Dundon-Berchtold Hall will be closed Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. for the dedication of the newly opened building

According to an email from Vice President for University Relations Bryce Strang, about 75 parking spots in the main parking lot will be reserved for the Board of Regents, donors and other guests who will be attending the event.

“This evening’s Mass, dedication dinner and Catholic blessing for Dundon-Berchtold Hall serves as an official unveiling to the UP Board of Regents, donating benefactors and other special guests,” Vice President of Marketing and Communications Michael Lewellen said in an email.

The event is invitation-only and will celebrate Amy Dundon-Berchtold and her husband Jim Berchtold ‘63 who provided the lead donation for the $34 million building. According to Lewellen, members of the President’s Leadership Cabinet, Provost Council and the Dundon-Berchtold Hall Steering Committee will also be in attendance.

Lewellen said the dedication will be on the front steps of Dundon-Berchtold and will be “illuminated with theatrical lighting” if the weather permits.

According to the email from Strang, the reserved parking spots will be open for students and faculty Friday morning. 

Strang added that anyone with questions can contact Public Safety.

Maddie Pfeifer is the news and managing editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at pfeifer21@up.edu.