Newcom Student Union
In honor of two great student life administrators, we invite you to make a gift to name the Tom Powell and Marian Killpack Student Life Suites in Newcom Student Union. $100,000 is needed to make this a reality. Will you be a part of honoring these Graceland legends?
Closson House alumni are raising $10,000 to put their house name on the Newcom Student Union donor wall. Click on the link below to make a contribution to this effort.
We are more than 95% of the way to reaching our goal for the project that will transform the Memorial Student Center (MSC) into the Newcom Student Union. Work has already commenced on the building and will continue through the summer and fall.
We invite you to participate in this important project that will make a difference in the lives of current and future students for years to come. Click here to donate.
Former Graceland Student Government President, Tamela Hill '19, puts the importance of the building to the student experience well:
"As a Graceland student, I know that the MSC houses so many different experiences for students. The remodel of the MSC is more than just an investment for the university; it's an investment in our students. Students spend countless hours there - playing pool, grabbing a bite to eat, checking mail, doing homework or just hanging out with friends. It makes me excited that student input will help make Newcom Student Union a place reflecting the wants and needs of the students for years to come."
The original MSC was completed in 1950 and an addition was added in 1961. An extensive upgrade is needed. Newcom Student Union should inspire prospective students and connect current students with the broader campus community, helping with both recruitment and retention.
The renovation will double the size of the Swarm Inn and add a Digital Commons with a beautiful view of campus. In addition, our plans are to construct a first-class game room (on the old stage area) where students can play foosball, air hockey, pool, and strengthen their relationships with their fellow students, faculty and staff. We will also refocus the mezzanine to include student government work areas, a conference room, Studio G (media center) and our Enactus program, along with some offices.