Richmond Home


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 Residence Life and Undergraduate Student Housing Office.

The architecture of Whitehurst is modeled after Residence Hall No. 2 (formerly Thomas Hall) and Residence Hall No. 1 (formerly Jeter Hall), 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.

The Multicultural Student Space (first floor South)
Available for conversation, group project activity, and programmatic offerings.

Dean's Den (food service location, first floor South)
Availability: Sunday–Thursday, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.