College of Arts & Sciences
Edgren is a residence hall for first-year students featuring 6 floors of 25 people with traditional 2- and 3-person rooms. Located on “the Hill," Edgren residents are able to be in close community with two of the other freshman halls (Getsch and Bodien). Edgren and Bodien even share a common courtyard lovingly known as "Bodgren," and Edgren students enjoy hanging out with all of our neighbors.
Every year, the student leadership develops a theme that will characterize our life in the hall, and this year the resident assistants and I are inviting all Edgren residents to cast their eyes above the horizon. This phrase signifies many things to us. It reminds us that moving to Edgren is a significant life shift; while not forgetting the family and friends who have brought us here, Edgren students are casting their vision forward to a new world of social and spiritual possibilities. It also reminds us that in Edgren, students are taking a big step in their continuing education, opening up new paths for thinking about and analyzing the world around them.
But most importantly, it reminds us of our primary identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. It reminds us to look past the muck and mire of much that passes for society to the radical Kingdom vision Jesus describes in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). It reminds us that we are ultimately aliens in a foreign land until the day Jesus returns (1 Peter 2; Philippians 3). And it reminds us that those who have been raised up with Christ should “keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” (Colossian 3:1).
In this spirit, we welcome you to Edgren. We endeavor to create a space that is hospitable and safe because we believe that the Kingdom vision is best realized in deep, rich community. Sometimes, we will pursue this through programming like book clubs or public forums that engage complex issues like sexuality, poverty, and race. Other times, the community will unite for a movie, a photography contest, or a volleyball tournament. Regardless, all of life in Edgren will be purposed to create a space and community where you can be formed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
We look forward to seeing you in Edgren. Grace and peace,
-Philip Byers, RD
|Brad Krueger, 120|
|Courtney Coulter, 209|
|Matthias Oawster, 220|
|Ellary Kramka, 305|
|Laura Weiss, 320|
|Briana Teal, 405|
Each Room has 1 of each of the following depending on the number of students:
Students are encourage to bring their own bedding, decorations, and accessories to make their room a home!