At Oakdale, the lead donor to a construction project such as the new girls’ dorm has the privilege of suggesting a name. The donors who made the largest gift for the new girls’ dorm, reflecting on the need for dorm space for girls, thought about the Christmas story and said to me:

“When Jesus was born, there was no room in the inn. Because this dorm is being built, there will be room for girls.”

2013-12 Entrance

Their suggestion for the name of the new girls’ dormitory:  

          The Inn.

What joy there is in knowing that, beginning next fall, we will no longer have the problem of turning away girls because of a lack of space! Look for The Inn to appear, engraved in limestone, above the entrance of the building.