Dormitory for Honor Students Soon to Rise
Silliman has formally laid down the foundation for a new dormitory designed to house students with excellent academic performance.
On August 29, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rolando Villanueva del Carmen Hall was held near the Woodward Little Theater, where it will be built. Designed for 28 students, it is the first co-ed dormitory for the recipients of the Entrance Board and Lodging Scholarship offered by the University. The dorm’s residents will be provided with a teacher-adviser who will periodically monitor their progress. At present, the scholarship’s recipients are housed in existing dormitories around campus.
The dormitory integrates the academic life through exploration of intellectual topics from the classroom and beyond. The guiding philosophy of the dormitory is students learning from each other and enriching each other’s lives by living with people with similar goals and aspirations.
Bearing the name Rolando Villanueva del Carmen Hall (A Gift to Honor Students at Silliman University), the dormitory is named after an alumnus who is a pillar of legal education in the United States.