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Steensland is open for business

Has studying been a little boring lately? Are you looking for somewhere absolutely haunted to get your chem homework done? Look no further, for Steensland Hall — the strange little building hanging out next to Old Main — is now open for business! 

Steensland has always been lurking on campus. For the past three years, the hall has been a creepy yet intriguing building with it’s distinguishable white pillars and ominous covered windows. Built in 1902, Steensland Hall is one of two buildings on campus that are on the National Register of Historic Places, the other one being Old Main. 

Steensland had only been used for storage during my time here (to store ghosts), but was originally used as a library. The fossil has found itself again as the new location of the Hong Kierkegaard Library, which used to be on the first floor of the Rølvaag Memorial Library. The new space is now open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The building holds a spacious meeting room on the top floor and contains a cozy study area on the bottom floor, with an adjacent kitchenette. Check out a full virtual tour of the new HK Library on the Messenger’s YouTube channel or TikTok

But to see if Steensland is truly haunted, you’ll have to go there yourself. Will the kettle mysteriously turn on and pour you a nice cup of tea? Go find out!


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