Colloms Campus Center
We are excited to announce construction on the Colloms Campus Center will begin late this fall! The new Colloms Campus Center will feature new spaces and resources for students, including a game lounge, café and grill area, the student success center, study rooms and much more. The campus center will become the hub for student life, providing students opportunities to study, grab a bite to eat, or just relax between classes. In addition to providing services for students, faculty and staff, the Colloms Campus center will also have space for meetings and gatherings for community members.
“It is my hope that the campus center will allow us to further build this community of learners to give the students a place to engage with each other, to give us a place where there are spaces that we can do things that we can’t currently do. We can use the campus center as a place to continue to build community with our students. I’m looking forward to the campus center mostly because I think it is long overdue. Our students deserve a place to interact with each other, a place where they can come as groups and study, a place where we can provide facilities for faculty to meet with students, and where we can provide the services that students have come to expect at a small liberal arts college like Tennessee Wesleyan.”
--Grant Willhite, professor of biology
“I’m really hoping that the new center will provide community for both commuters and residents. It’s not intentional that there’s a separation. We’re all in classes together, but oftentimes, the community of residents is seen in the cafeteria and the community of commuters is seen in the SAC, and I think what this will offer is an opportunity to be in community together so you don’t have that separation between residents and commuters.”
--Chris Dover, TWU chaplain
Our men’s residence hall underwent a complete renovation for the 2016-2017 year. Rooms feature new furniture, fresh paint and new flooring.
Elliot Hall will be renovated to include new business classrooms and offices. The top floor will house a business center, where students will have access to stock market feeds, new technology, and a state-of-the-art conference room and classroom.
Reece Hall, formerly the Old Post Office building on Jackson Street, is now the home of our visual arts and communication studies programs. The first floor features studio space and a gallery for visual arts students, while upstairs features classrooms, faculty offices and a media lab for communication studies students.
Bulldog Fitness Complex
The first phase of the new on-campus Bulldog Fitness Complex is equipped with the latest in cardio and strength training equipment. The Bulldog Fitness Complex is located in the former student life offices. When the Colloms Campus Center is completed in late fall of 2017, we plan to expand the Bulldog Fitness Complex into the current Townsend locations of the bookstore and grill. Also, as part of our expansion plans, we intend to offer additional fitness options such as more diverse equipment, group spinning, aerobics, yoga and other popular workout options for the TWU community.