The Robert J. and Mary Wright Campus Center is the largest building project ever undertaken at Austin College, occupying 82,000 square feet.
The first floor of the Wright Center offers fundamental services for students and visitors. The post office, the Pouch Club, Hopper Store, bookstore, Service Station, and dining hall occupy the first floor. The two-story atrium creates a striking living room, with a double-faced fireplace and a speaker’s balcony.
The second floor focuses on student development, activities, and education. Here you will find housed the Career Center; Student Life; the Academic Skills Center; Study Abroad; the Posey Leadership Institute; Campus Activities Board (CAB); International and Transfer Student Advising; and the Center for Research, Experiential, Artistic & Transformative Education (CREATE). In addition, there are meeting rooms for student organizations and workshops.
The second floor also includes the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Banquet Hall, a dedicated space in which to host gala events. Boasting a windowed expanse, the Mabee Banquet Hall also features the Bedford-Lunkley Terrace overlooking Jefferson Elementary School. Adjacent to the Mabee Banquet Hall is the Fred and Barbara Meyer President’s Dining Room, an elegant meeting space that also leads to a private balcony.
The Robert and Joyce Johnson Reception Gallery is another area for campus events. Specially constructed as an art gallery, it provides a reception area for use in conjunction with events taking place in the Mabee Banquet Hall.