TAKE NOTE: 2023 Commencement – May 6, 2023
Put on your walking shoes and let’s take a walking tour of the historic Huntingdon College campus! You may view photographs of our campus by choosing a building/location below or take a virtual tour of our campus using eCampusTours.com (make sure you disable your pop-up blocker to view this page).
Buildings and Facilities—Main Campus
Dedicated to the Sciences
From its beginning, Bellingrath Hall (1928) has served as the College’s science building. It was named in appreciation of a generous gift from Mrs. W.A. Bellingrath of Montgomery. Renovated in 2008, the building houses natural and physical science classrooms, laboratories, and biology, chemistry and physics faculty offices.
Miriam Jackson Home
Miriam Jackson Home (1924) was the gift of Dr. and Mrs. Fred M. Jackson of Birmingham, Alabama. Originally used as an infirmary, it now houses the Offices of Student Development; the Dean of Students; Residential Communities; College and Alumni Relations; Communications and Marketing; the Center for Career and Vocation; and the Phyllis Gunter Snyder Center for Campus Ministries.
John Jefferson Flowers Memorial Hall
Built in 1909, John Jefferson Flowers Memorial Hall was the first building on the Montgomery campus. Today, it is a hub of campus activity. Flowers Hall houses the Offices of the President, Admission, Academic Affairs, as well as classrooms and faculty offices.
Flowers Hall was designed by Harvard University architecture professor H. Langford Warren. Warren modeled the building after the Collegiate Gothic architecture of Cambridge and Oxford Universities in his native England. This building set the architectural style of most of the buildings on campus.
Flowers Hall foyer leads into Leon and Myra Allman Ligon Chapel, the site of countless Huntingdon traditions. Rededicated September 3, 1999, it was named for Huntingdon benefactors Leon Edward Ligon III and his wife, Myra, whose gift supported the renovation of the space earlier that year.
The renovation included the expansion of the College’s Bellingrath Memorial Organ. Designed by the late professor emeritus of music Dr. Harald Rohlig, the organ boasts 141 ranks and a four-manual keyboard. Dr. Rohlig performed the inaugural concert on the instrument in April 2001.
Jean Rodgers Chapel was named in honor of the Huntingdon alumna who served as registrar from 1950 to 1987. Located in the room formerly known as the “prayer room,” Rodgers Chapel seats 12 for small services. This chapel was dedicated May 26, 2010. Ms. Rodgers passed away October 2, 2011.
The Heart of Campus
At the center of campus, the Green is a naturally picturesque park where members of the College family can stroll across the bridge, relax by the pond, gather in the gazebo, study in the sunshine, and spend time with friends. The Green also houses Willard D. Top Stage, where a number of traditions and outdoor events are held.
Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall
Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall (1963) was the first building on campus to be named for an alumna of the College. The building houses the College’s main dining room with seating for up to 500. Inside, the Mary Elizabeth Stallworth Dining Room accommodates smaller groups. The DH, as it is known, is a favorite gathering spot on campus.
The Hawk Trailer
New in 2020, the Hawk Food Trailer is a mobile facility normally parked adjacent to outdoor dining areas on The Green, serving quick pick-up college cuisine: burgers, dogs, sandwiches, wings, and other favorites.
James W. Wilson Center
James W. Wilson Center (1987) was the gift of the late trustee James W. Wilson Jr. as a lasting tribute to his father, James W. Wilson Sr. This facility includes the James J. Durr Amphitheatre and the Robert Bothfeld Jr. Lounge, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, and comfortable and quiet study areas. Academic programs of study in Accounting, Business Administration, and Mathematics are housed in this building, as are the Offices of Student Financial Services, Business and Finance, the Registrar, Technology Services, and Campus Security.
John E. Trimble Memorial Building
Men’s Fraternity Housing
The Delchamps Residence
The President’s Home
The Delchamps Residence (1949) serves as the home of the president and his or her family. Facing the W. James Samford Jr. Soccer and Softball Complex, the backyard of the residence overlooks the Green. Occasionally, the home is used for College receptions and gatherings. The home was given to the College by Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Delchamps, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Delchamps, and Miss Annie Delchamps of Mobile. It was dedicated in 1950 to “the glory of God and the service of the institution.”
Seay Twins Art Gallery
Seay Twins Art Gallery (1927) was constructed as the “Toy Theatre,” presenting small theatre productions in that era. In 1972, the College recommissioned the building as an art gallery. The gallery was renovated and rededicated as Seay Twins Art Gallery in August 2007. Its name commemorates twins Noble Seay Jones and Margaret “Peggy” Seay Compton, both members of the Class of 1949. The renovation was made possible by a generous gift from the late Montgomery architect Renis Jones, husband of Noble Seay Jones.
Seay Twins Gallery offers special shows of student and guest artists’ work. Poetry readings, Capstone presentations, and other academic events are also held in this space.
George Gibbs Tennis Center
A gift from Mr. George Gibbs funded the renovation and reconstruction of Huntingdon’s tennis courts in 2012. The courts are built with state-of-the-art materials for intercollegiate play. The facilities include eight lighted courts and a gated entrance off of Narrow Lane Road. In his honor, the courts were renamed the George S. Gibbs Tennis Center.
Constructed in the footprint of what once was Massey Hall, Massey Court is an outdoor basketball and athletic court that was constructed and dedicated in 2020.
“The Hut” (1922), constructed as the YWCA building, is under renovation as a gathering space for campus events. The Hut was built through generous contributions by students, matched dollar-for-dollar by the College treasury.
The Wanda A. Howard ’81 Black Student Union Center
Constructed and dedicated in 2021, the Wanda A. Howard ’81 Black Student Union Center, located in the ground floor of The Hut, provides lounge and gathering spaces for students, classes, and campus events. The facility was named in honor of alumna and trustee Wanda A. Howard, Class of 1981, who was a founding member of the Black Student Union in 1980 and remains a mentor to Huntingdon students.
Houghton Memorial Library
Houghton Library (1929) was named in memory of Mr. Mitchell B. Houghton, a founding member of the College’s board of trustees who served until his death in 1925. The library holds collections of books, audio and visual resources; game, movie, and music collections (for lending); interlibrary loan services; and research services; and provides quiet student studying and gathering spaces. The second floor of the library houses the Staton Center for Academic Enrichment, individual and small group study spaces, as well as small rooms with whiteboards for in-depth study sessions. The Charles and Thelma Dixon Wing, completed in 1989, features an atrium with skylights, reading and study areas, and archives for the College and for the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Caroline Slawson Commons
At the entrance to the library’s first floor, the Caroline Slawson Commons opened in fall 2019. Slawson Commons offers 24-hour studying and gathering spaces, made possible by a generous gift from the Slawson family.
Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center
Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center (1958) is a multipurpose facility that includes the Catherine Dixon Roland Arena, home of Hawks basketball and volleyball; offices for a number of coaches and teams; Charles Tomberlin Fitness Center; locker rooms; the Athletic Hall of Fame; and the Print and Mail Services Center.
Catherine Dixon Roland Arena
Roland Arena was renamed after extensive renovations in 2010 made possible by a gift from Charles Roland in memory of his mother, alumna and former trustee Catherine Dixon Roland ’58. Roland Arena rocks when the Roland Rowdies cheer on Hawks men’s and women’s basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team, in addition to other athletic and student life events.
Print and Mail Services Center
The Print and Mail Services Center provides free black-and-white printing for students’ papers and academic needs. The center also houses offices for members of the Campus Technology Support Services team.
The Huntingdon Bands Rehearsal Hall
The Huntingdon Bands Rehearsal Hall, located on the side of Roland Student Center facing Narrow Lane Road, opened in 2018 after extensive refurbishment of this section of the building created the facility exclusively for use by the members of Huntingdon bands and band staff.
Neal Posey Field
Neal Posey Field (1994) is named in memory of Neal N. Posey, who served as head men’s basketball coach from 1957 to 1979 and as athletic director until 1985. The field was made possible through the generosity of George S. Gibbs and the late Mary M. Gibbs, Huntingdon Class of 1985, members of the Huntingdon Athletic Hall of Fame. The baseball facility includes a raised spectator area, bleachers, and a field house that includes concessions, restrooms, and an integrated press box.
The Mike Nelson ’88 Baseball Locker Room and Team Lounge
Opened in 2020, the Mike Nelson ’88 Baseball Locker Room and Team Lounge is located near Posey Field in the basement of Roland Student Center. The locker room includes state-of-the-art lockers equipped with electronic charging stations. The space is named in memory of Mike Nelson, Huntingdon Class of 1988, one of the most decorated baseball players in Huntingdon history and a member of the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. After completing his degree in physical education, Mr. Nelson joined the Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company, progressing through the executive level. He died in 2017. Coca-Cola contributed a generous gift, which was tripled by gifts from former players and College friends, to make the renovations possible.
Sybil Smith Hall
Sybil Smith Hall (1985) houses the College’s fine and performing arts programs and includes the Lucile Crowell Delchamps Recital Hall, the Julia Lightfoot Sellers Reception Hall, music and art faculty offices and studios, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, a modern electronic music laboratory, and an extensive music library.
W. James Samford Jr. Soccer and Softball Complex
The W. James Samford Jr. Soccer and Softball Complex was constructed in 2017–2018 and dedicated March 24, 2018, providing separate fields, lockers, and scoreboards for soccer and softball. The softball field was named in honor of Huntingdon trustee Lucinda Samford Cannon, a champion of Huntingdon athletics. The complex is located at the southeast corner of the main campus.
Buildings and Facilities—Cloverdale Campus
The Cloverdale Campus is a 12-acre expansion located across Fairview Avenue from the College’s main campus. Acquired in 2002 from the Montgomery County School System, the main building on the Cloverdale Campus opened in 1922 as Cloverdale School and later became Cloverdale Junior High School. The building has been renovated to create classrooms and offices for the College.
Cloverdale Administrative Building
The Cloverdale Administrative Building houses the Office of Student Counseling Services, as well as the Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater. The building is part of the Dr. Laurie Jean Weil Center for Teacher Education and Human Performance.
Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater—Huntingdon ESports
Completed in 2013, the construction of a theater in the former Cloverdale School Auditorium was made possible by a generous gift from the late Leo J. Drum Jr., a long-time College neighbor and friend. Drum Theater’s 246 retractable seats, theatrical lighting, glassed-in control room, and sound system were further transformed into a premier facility to house Huntingdon ESports in 2022.
Dr. Laurie Jean Weil Center
The Dr. Laurie Jean Weil Center (2004) was made possible by gifts from the Weil family in honor of Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, who served as chairman of the College’s board of trustees for three consecutive terms. The Center was dedicated in Dr. Weil’s honor in 2004 and today houses the College’s Department of Teacher Education, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, and Master of Athletic Training program. An undergraduate anatomy and physiology lab was added for students in the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education in 2021, and new classroom and lab spaces and offices were created for the MAT program, which welcomed its first student cohort in 2021. The MAT program is part of the W. James Samford Jr. School of Graduate and Professional Studies, which is also housed in the Weil Center.
Home of Hawks Wrestling
Renovations to transform this building, part of the former Cloverdale School complex, into the home of Hawks wrestling were completed during the 2014–2015 academic year. The facility houses the College’s athletic training and sport medicine equipment as well as the wrestling room and coaches’ offices.
Pro Impact Physical Therapy and Sports Performance
The Pro Impact Clinic houses a physical therapy clinic as well as Huntingdon’s sport medicine and athletic training personnel and facilities for Huntingdon’s 20 athletic teams.
Will and Kelly Wilson Community and Athletic Center
Home of James W. Wilson Jr. Gymnasium
Will and Kelly Wilson Community and Athletic Center, renamed in 2007 in honor of Montgomery businessman Will Wilson, Class of 1990, and his wife, Kelly, houses coaches’ offices and locker rooms and the James W. Wilson Jr. Gymnasium, the home of intercollegiate wrestling matches, Hawks volleyball practices, Adapted Physical Education classes, and many intramural competitions.
Buzz Phillips Field House
The Field House provides state-of-the-art weight training facilities for student-athletes on the upper floor and locker rooms for the Hawks and visiting teams on the ground floor. The facility was renamed in 2012 in honor of Coach Hugh “Buzz” Phillips, athletic director emeritus, whose service influenced the lives of hundreds of students.
W. James Samford Jr. Stadium
W. James Samford Jr. Stadium (2006), the home of Huntingdon Hawks football and lacrosse, was made possible in part by a gift from the W. James Samford Jr. Foundation in memory of long-time Montgomery resident and attorney W. James “Jimmy” Samford Jr. Stadium seating was built in 2003 to accommodate 2500 fans, including concessions and restroom facilities. After the addition of media facilities, Samford stadium was dedicated in 2006. In 2011, the stadium was updated and expanded with prescription turf and visiting team bleachers. The turf was upgraded again in 2021.
Charles Lee Field
Charles Lee Field (2003) at W. James Samford Jr. Stadium was named in honor of Charles Lee, a 1962 Huntingdon graduate who became a Hall of Fame football coach with Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery and who served as the director of Jackson Hospital Sports Medicine. The field is the site of Hawks football and lacrosse games, among other sports.
Alice Reynolds Outdoor Volleyball Courts
The Alice Reynolds Outdoor Volleyball Courts facilities were dedicated March 17, 2017, in memory of Ms. Reynolds, a long-time neighbor and trustee of the College, who was an advocate for the community until her death in 2014. These courts are the site of intramural competitions and the home of practice and intercollegiate competitions for Huntingdon’s women’s beach volleyball team.
Buildings and Facilities—Neighborhood Village Campus
The Phyllis and Eugene Stanaland Building and the Scarlet & Grey Shop
The Scarlet & Grey Shop, the College’s bookstore, opened in fall 2019 in the former Capitol Book & News Building, acquired and completely renovated by the College during the 2018–2019 academic year. The building, dedicated September 7, 2019, is named in honor of long-time trustee Eugene Stanaland, Class of 1960, whose service on the College’s board of trustees beginning in 1991 prompted the board to grant him Trustee Emeritus status in 2019, and his wife, Phyllis. The Scarlet & Grey Shop is the College’s and neighborhood’s coffee shop (serving Starbucks coffee) and includes a drive-up window.
Woodley Terrace Cottages
College Court Cottages
Huntingdon College has invested heavily in housing in the surrounding neighborhoods to offer college housing options for upper-level students who continue their journeys to independence.