Whitehurst of Richmond College, dedicated in the fall of 1998, is the physical home of Richmond College. Originally designed to be the "gateway" to the Richmond College residence halls, Whitehurst provides social and meeting space for students in addition to being the location of the Richmond College Dean's Office and the Student Housing Office.
The architecture of Whitehurst is modeled after Thomas and Jeter Halls, the original Richmond College buildings on the current campus. The building's floor plan is based on historic models for porter's lodges and gatehouses. The 11,000-square-foot facility features a 52-foot clock tower, the only one on campus.
Whitehurst was made possible by an estate gift from John D. Whitehurst, Jr., R’27, L’31. Mr. Whitehurst was a distinguished citizen, an outstanding businessman and a faithful alumnus. His brothers Lawrence, R’23, and Stuart, R’24, also were Richmond College men.
Spaces available in Whitehurst for student use include:
The Living Room (first floor North)
Available for conversation, group project activity and individual study.
Availability: Sunday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Seminar Room (first floor North)
Available for group project activity and individual study.
Availability: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m., unless reserved for student organization use. Reserve through University Services. The Seminar Room accommodates 30 people in a conference table/chair format.
Study Room (second floor South)
Available for individual study 24 hours a day (by card access, 6 p.m.–8 a.m.)
The Game Room (first floor South)
Available for pool, air hockey, TV viewing and access to vending 24 hours a day (by card access, 6 p.m.–8 a.m.)
Dean's Den (food service in the game room)
Availability: Sunday–Thursday, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.