MEDIA ADVISORY: Geoffroy Hall grand opening is Wednesday

Geoffroy Hall

Geoffroy Hall (Photo credit: Brandon Stegel, FarmKid Studios.)

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University will host an open house and public tours of its newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Students moved into the $47.3 million, eight-story, 784-bed residence hall earlier this month. It is named for President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy, who led the university from 2001 to 2012. The Iowa Board of Regents approved naming the building in honor of Geoffroy, Iowa State’s 14th president, last October.

Prior to Geoffroy Hall’s completion, the last traditional residence hall built at Iowa State was Martin Hall, in 2003. The last Department of Residence building project was in the Frederiksen Court apartment community in 2014.

Brief remarks and a ribbon cutting will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and building tours will immediately follow.

WHAT: Geoffroy Hall Grand Opening

WHEN: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18

WHERE: Room 336 (activity room), 2152 Lincoln Way, Ames. Nearby parking is available in the Memorial Union ramp (fees apply).


Scheduled speakers include:

  • Department of Residence Director Pete Englin
  • President Steven Leath
  • President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy
  • Inter-Residence Hall Association representative
  • Student Government President Cole Staudt, senior in political science

ISU News Service will capture event video and photos for those media outlets unable to attend.