Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, October 15, 2021

Southern Adventist University opens new student life center

The slide is available to students in Southern Adventist University’s newest building, the Bietz Center for Student Life. - Photograph provided

Southern Adventist University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 1 to mark the formal opening of the Bietz Center for Student Life.

The long-awaited addition to campus, which was donor-funded, brings together many student-focused services and resources under one roof, including chaplains, outreach coordinators, career and mental health counselors and other personnel.

At more than 40,000 square feet, the Bietz Center features lounge areas, game rooms, an eatery, study rooms, a store, a prayer room and a chapel, plus offices for the Student Association and student publications.

Named in honor of Southern’s 25th president, Gordon Bietz, the $14 million project was part of the Campaign for Excellence in Faith and Learning – a $54 million effort.

By the time the Bietz Center opened, more than 600 individuals had contributed to its construction.

Source: Southern Adventist University