West Hall (Kansas State University)
|Type||Residential Hall / Academic Building|
|Architectural style||Standard white brick|
|Address||Old Claflin Rd.
Kansas State University
|Town or city||Manhattan, Kansas|
|Current tenants||300 students|
West Hall is a formerly all-female residence hall at Kansas State University with two wings of males. It is located on the South West corner of the Derby Complex at Kansas State's Manhattan, Kansas campus south of Moore Hall and west of Ford Hall and Haymaker Hall on Old Claflin Road. It has a residence of approximately 300 students, and 9 cool RA's and is renowned for its community service and campus wide involvement. West is Best.
It was dedicated in honor of Bessie B West. The B. Stands for Brooks.
For many years West has been teamed up with Marlatt Hall for most campus activities including homecoming events. This pairing won the overall homecoming award in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 it was decided to switch to Haymaker Hall.
The Hall has several traditions that are carried out to this day. Of these traditions, the most well known is the "West Make A Deal" (formerly "Marlatt-West Casino Night.") This event started in 1984 and has taken place in the Student Union annually for Thirty years.