University Center to be dedicated
When it opened in 1964, Watkins Student Center was the true center of student life at Furman.
The envy of other colleges and universities, the picturesque center beside the Furman lake had ample conference, office and dining space for a student body of roughly 1,200.
As the student body grew, however, the student center did not keep pace. By the early ’90s the building had fallen out of favor with students and was no longer the center of campus activities.
But that isn’t the case anymore.
Recent surveys indicate that students are extremely pleased with the renamed and expanded University Center. In fact, it’s now the busiest building on campus.
“The building has been restored as the true center of university activities,” says Vice President for Student Services Harry Shucker.
On April 14, the Furman community and alumni will dedicate the University Center during a 3 p.m. ceremony. Following the dedication, students will conduct tours for alumni and others visiting the center for the first time.