University’s New Watson Family Hall ‘Not Just a Building’

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Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University celebrated the opening of Watson Family Hall with an outdoor dedication and ribbon-cutting Saturday morning.

The eight-story residence hall at the corner of South Dixie Highway and Pembroke Place opened to students in August. It contains 154 apartment-style unites with full kitchens and collaborative study spaces and community rooms on each floor. It was built by and in partnership with Hedrick Brothers Construction.

Watson Family Hall is named in honor of Karl Watson Sr., Karl Watson Jr. and their families, who blessed the University with a $2.5 million gift and challenged the community to give another $2.5 million.