Campus Center

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The Campus Center is an L-shaped building north of Trinkle Hall facing Jamestown Road. The architects Walford and Wright designed it and it opened for use on April 20, 1960. The basement was designed to include utility rooms, a craft shop, two photographic darkrooms, a game room, four bowling alleys, a billiard room, and a 200-seat meeting room with a stage and a movie projection booth. The first floor contained a manager's office, two music rooms, a magazine browsing room, kitchen facilities, a large lounge that opened into a terrace behind the Campus Center, two covered walkways (one completely enclosed) that connected with Trinkle Hall. The second floor contained three meeting rooms, restrooms, publications offices, and a ballroom.

In 1966, the Sit n' Bull Room opens, furnished with round tables, a jukebox, a piano, and a television. The walls were colored red with character panels in black and white, and also included Jacks and Kings pattern drapes. The bowling alleys removed and substituted with a game room. In 1986, WCWM, the College radio station, moves to a new studio in the basement of the Campus Center. The Marketplace, a popular dining facility, also opened in the Campus Center that same year on September 15 and took up spaces formerly occupied by the Wigwam and Colony Rooms.

References

  • University Archives Buildings File (2007). Campus Center. Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia