With the start of the fall semester at Clayton State University, a lot of new students, faculty and staff are coming to campus, to say nothing of visitors who may not have visited Clayton State’s 192 acres in Morrow previously. Naturally, there might be a little confusion among these newcomers as to where’s where at Clayton State. That’s particularly true since there are several buildings in campus with similar names, or with new names.
For example, some people might not be sure where the School of Business and the College of Health are located. First, as previously announced this week, the building formerly known as Business and Health Sciences (BHS) is in the final stages of renovation, and is now open for "business" as the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building. That’s because it’s the new home to the University’s biology, chemistry and psychology programs. As for the School of Business, it’s no longer located therein. For that matter, neither is the College of Health. The School of Business has its own building, attached to Clayton Hall, and the College of Health is now headquartered in the Harry S. Downs Center.
Then there's the issue of various and sundry buildings with names like "Center" and "Fitness." The Student Center is located towards the far end of Swan Lake (on the east side of the lake) and contains such vital functions as the new “in” spot on campus, The Loch Shop, plus the offices of Public Safety, Financial Aid, Orientation, the Bursar, Career Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. The James M. Baker University Center is the only four-story building on campus, where you can find President Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes' office, the Office of Academic Affairs, the School of Graduate Studies, the Office of International Programs, the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences, the student help desk, also known as “The HUB,” and, maybe most importantly, the Lakeside Dining Hall.
If you're looking for "fitness," be advised that there are two buildings on the west side of campus dedicated to that function. The Athletics & Fitness Center is the intercollegiate athletics facility, home of the 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Champions. The Student Activities Center is the University's intramural athletic facility, housing the Fitness Center, Campus Life, various student organizations and the multi-purpose ballrooms.
For further clarification, go to the "Maps" page on the Clayton State web site, http://www.clayton.edu/maps.htm.