Construction began on CCU's new residence hall in August of 2014. Yetter Hall features 53 apartment-style units and optional basement storage. In total, the residence hall holds 300 beds, with a ratio of 2 beds to 1 full bathroom. Additionally, each unit includes a full kitchen with living room and a washer and dryer.
CCU dedicated Yetter Hall on August 19, 2015, with the entire 103,000-square-foot building will be finished in just over a year. “Our current apartment stairwell living environments – where we have twenty-four students living with an upperclassmen resident assistant – have been so successful in creating community we set out to provide the same kind of atmosphere in the new residence hall,” said Vice President for Student Development Jim McCormick. “The ‘pods’ we created are four 6 person apartments centered on a generous lobby that keeps our 24-1 student to Resident Assistant ratio one of the lowest in the Christian college arena and gives students an added venue to create relationships.”
The new building matches Leprino Hall in overall feel and finish, with unique touches to set it apart. It gives a sense of commonality between the buildings, while also creating architectural differences that add interest and variation from building to building.
Archie H. Yetter '28, president of Rockmont College from 1954-1963, was a true servant of Jesus Christ and a gifted teacher and writer. After graduating from Denver Bible Institute in 1928, Yetter pastored churches in Colorado and California and worked devotedly for Colorado Christian University's heritage institutions for more than 50 years. His various positions included radio broadcaster, dean, business manager, vice president, and director of the Bible Institute. Yetter was also a member of the founding board of Western Bible Institute from 1948-1952. His wife Betty and five children supported his ministries with their own energy and talent. President Yetter is remembered for his love of the Bible, his encouraging work with students, and his servant-leadership in CCU’s heritage institutions.