The three main classroom buildings are Duke Memorial Hall, Frank Family Science Center and King Hall. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, Duke Memorial Hall also houses the modern languages laboratory. Film viewing and demonstration lectures for groups up to 75 people can be accommodated in Duke Memorial Hall’s C. Elmer Leak Audiovisual Center, with equipment for video projection of both computer graphics and videotape on a large screen.
The Frank Family Science Center houses a 135-seat domed auditorium that is a video, audio and computer multimedia facility used for lectures, films, concerts and student theater productions. In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, the Frank Family Science Cente also houses the science library and laboratories in biology, chemistry, geology and physics, including a weather station and both optical and radio telescopes on the roof.
In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, King Hall also houses the Center for Principled Problem Solving, the Career Development Center, the Provost’s Office and the Multicultural Education Department. Classes are also held in Bauman Telecommunications Center, Dana Auditorium, Founders Hall, Hege-Cox Hall and the Physical Education Center.
Physical Education Center
All students are encouraged to participate in intercollegiate, club and intramural sports. Guilford College’s Physical Education Center, dedicated in 1980, affords students the opportunity for physical development, recreation and athletic competition.
The center consists of:
- Alumni Gym, built in 1940, which has one basketball court as well as offices for coaches and some faculty members.
- Ragan-Brown Field House, which has a 2,500-person seating capacity, three full-size basketball courts and classrooms for physical education studies.
- Mary Ragsdale Fitness Area, which is 4,500 square feet with treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and Hammer Strength equipment.
Adjacent outdoor athletic areas to the PE Center include:
- McBane Baseball Field and Stuart T. Maynard Batting Center, Jack Jensen Golf Center, Armfield Athletic Center for football, lacrosse and soccer.
- Four tennis courts. Outdoor lighted basketball court and outdoor sand pit volleyball court.
Adjacent outdoor athletic areas to New Garden Road include:
- Dorothy Ragsdale-McMichael Varsity Tennis Courts.
- Haworth Softball Field.
- Haworth North/South Field used for rugby and intramural sports.
- Haworth Soccer Practice Field.
- Haworth lighted field used for rugby and intramural sports.
- Haworth East Field used for ultimate and intramural sports.
Rebuilt on the site of the original building of New Garden Boarding School, Founders Hall provides office space for many student service departments and traditional-age student organizations. Its facilities include the College cafeteria, meeting rooms, lounges, an art gallery, a recreation room, a mailroom for traditional-age students, a snack shop, the College bookstore, the student-operated radio station, The Grill, Pizzeria and Student Organizations Center.
Housed in the basement is the Department of Theatre Studies, including faculty offices, box office, costume shop, dressing rooms and a rehearsal hall.
Practicing, Performing and Meeting Space
Charles A. Dana Auditorium, completed in 1961, is a proscenium theatre that seats 1,000 people and is used for major musical events as well as for lectures and conferences. The south wing houses teaching classrooms, music practice rooms and a large choir room for rehearsals and small informal concerts. The Mary Pemberton Moon Room is suitable in size and arrangement for worship, informal lectures and monthly faculty meetings. Dana Auditorium hosts classes from a variety of disciplines and houses offices for the music and the religious studies departments. In the summer, Dana is home to the Eastern Music Festival and the Eastern Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sternberger Auditorium, adjacent to Founders Hall, is a flexible performance space that seats up to 250 people and is equipped for stage productions, concerts, lectures and dances.
Studios and Galleries
Hege-Cox Hall houses the Department of Art offices, outdoor kilns for firing ceramics, a darkroom, and studios for wood and mixed-media sculpture, welding, ceramics, printmaking, painting and drawing. There is a hallway gallery for the exhibition of student work. Gallery spaces in Founders Hall also exhibit work by students. In the Hege Library, the Guilford College Art Gallery houses a permanent teaching art collection and features exhibitions emphasizing modern and contemporary art reflecting social and cultural issues congruent with the College’s Quaker tradition. Art history classes are taught in Bauman, Frank and Duke classrooms. Senior thesis students have private studio spaces in Hildebrandt House.