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Many campus facilities are available for students. For an overview of campus facilities, please see the campus map.
The Carroll and Elizabeth Hixson Student Center
The Carroll and Elizabeth Hixson Student Center, an integral part of the educational program of the College, is the "community center" for all members of the College family including: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. The Hixson Student Center offers a snack bar, television viewing area, gameroom, computer room, meeting rooms, organizational area, and lounge areas. A student worker is on duty in the gameroom to provide assistance. The Hixson Student Center also houses the offices of the Student Life Staff.
The Granberry Conference Center
The Conference Center, containing the Walker Conference Suite, adjoins the Hixson Student Center and includes a formal lounge, the Presidential dining area, and the conference suite. The use of these facilities for special events may be arranged by calling the Coordinator of the College Calendar at (318) 487-7134.
Some campus buildings including residence halls have large lounge or lobby areas, kitchenettes, study lounges, and television rooms for the use of students and their guests. Students may reserve these areas for meetings and special occasions.
The Swimming Pool
The swimming pool, located in H.O. West Fieldhouse, is used primarily for the academic program. Special requests are made through the Department of Health and Physical Education. (318) 487-7350
Richard Crowell Tennis Center
College tennis courts, located near the main entrance to the campus, are available for students, employees, and authorized guests from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily, except during scheduled class hours. The courts may be reserved for use at other times by calling the College Calendar Office at (318) 487-7134
James and Mary Baker Health and Wellness Center
The James and Mary Baker Health and Wellness Center, dedicated in March 2001, is comprised of two components, health care and fitness. The 33,000 square foot fitness facility is known as the Louisiana Athletic Club and provides the finest student recreation space in the state. Amenities include: a four lane lap swimming pool, a pool for therapy and exercise classes, a gymnasium, areas for free weights and stationary exercise equipment, an aerobic studio, racquetball courts, walking track and child care area. CHRISTUS Cabrini Healthplex, the 23,000 square foot health care portion of the facility, includes physicians' offices, clinical and educational space.
Reserving College Facilities
Students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations may reserve facilities for meetings and special events at no costs. The Coordinator of the College Calendar schedules facilities for use by various groups. The office is located in the Hixson Student Center, Room 211. (318) 487-7134.
To assure priority for the use of campus facilities, all functions and meetings sponsored by Louisiana College must be scheduled through the Coordinator of the College Calendar. The College-wide calendar of events is prepared a semester in advance. Campus organizations or other groups involved in short-term planning which require the use of College facilities must follow this procedure:
- A written request must be submitted to the Calendar Office a minimum of ten working days prior to the event. Forms are available in the Calendar Office.
- Information provided should include date, time, location, sponsor, and expected attendance. Specific requests for physical setup, College personnel services, sound and light technicians, necessary equipment, etc., should also be included. There will be a charge for services of skilled personnel, the use of special equipment, or room arrangements necessitating additional labor.
- Approval for the use of a particular facility is determined through the Coordinator of the College Calendar with the approval of the priority holder of that facility. Academic functions planned routinely or in advance have priority in College facilities; other priorities are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis.