Childs Hall micro campaign planned to preserve integral part of SWU history

CENTRAL — Childs Hall has been an integral part of 70 years out of SWU’s 110 year history.

Childs Hall has been home to many students across the years with a multitude of memories housed within its walls. One of the oldest structures still standing on the Central campus, Childs Hall, constructed in 1947, has stood the test of time very well. To ensure it lasts 70 more years, Southern Wesleyan’s Office of Advancement launched a new $1.5 million micro campaign in October to breathe new life into this historic residence hall and ensure a high quality living environment for future generations of students to enjoy.

childsRenovations to Childs Hall will include improvements to living space, transforming traditional rooms with hall bathrooms to new “suites,” each containing two rooms and one bathroom. There will be a total of 48 beds following renovation.

Childs Hall on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University.

Additional improvements include new common spaces, a redesigned first floor lobby and new lounge, as well as a study room for each floor. Also being planned is an observation patio and beautification of the grounds surrounding Childs Hall. New heating and air-conditioning will be installed throughout the building, as well as new windows and enclosed stairwells at each end of the building. When completed, the renovations will open more residence space for increased enrollment so that students won’t have to be turned away for lack of rooms.

For details about making a gift to support this effort and the many available naming opportunities, contact Dr. Lisa McWherter, vice president for advancement, at (855) 644-5008 or email Online giving and more details about Childs Hall are also available at