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By Amanda Petrucelli

Monday the Ancilla College Board of Trustees was treated to a tour of the new residence hall, which is approaching completion for mid-August move-ins.

The stone fireplace is nearly done and trim work has begun throughout. Carpeting is down on the third-floor as workers move their way down through the 30,000 sq. ft. building. Each room will house two people and come with its own restroom, shelving units, air conditioning, wifi and more.

The public is welcome to come by on County Road 9B to take a look, and Ancilla College offers a special invitation to all for a Blessing and Open House 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Also you can see a fun time lapse video of the project here.

The $6 million, 96-bed project is on schedule and ready for students August 2015. Construction on a separate dining facility will begin next week.

Previously, the two-year Ancilla College was commuter-only, attracting students from the surrounding eight-county region, but on-campus housing opens the private school up for anyone in the country. The enrollment department is seeing an increase in student applications from all over the U.S. and from several other nations.

If you are interested in Ancilla’s 18 associate degrees, including a robust nursing program and a new agriculture degree, or its recently expanded 10-plus athletic teams, check out our website and apply for housing now. Ancilla now offers eight, one-year certificate programs.

Special thanks to experienced builders Kinder and Sons, Inc., and Design Collaborative.

Ancilla College is part of The Center at Donaldson in Donaldson, Ind. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is the only remaining private, junior college in Indiana and is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.

outside from top floor stairwell look back from third floor stairwell IMG_1490 3rd floor lounge and BoT


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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