The Barbara Walters Campus Center

Opening in Fall 2019

Upon its opening in 2019, The Barbara Walters Campus Center will sit near the geographic center of campus, serving as a magnet for intellectual, cultural, and social life. A gathering place for formal and informal socializing, the Center will have ample, flexible spaces for congregation and connection. With its thoughtfully planned design, the building will be a symbol and celebration of the importance of place and the natural landscape with a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. Serving as a “front door” to the College, the Center will welcome neighbors from the local community to share cultural experiences.

The Barbara Walters Campus Center is a donor funded project.


Project Milestones 

Topping Off Ceremony

On September 27, 2018, the Sarah Lawrence community gathered for a topping off ceremony, celebrating as the final piece of structural steel was placed atop the Campus Center. President Judd invited the senior class to sign the beam, making the Class of 2019 forever part of The Barbara Walters Campus Center.


Summer 2018 Construction

Summer 2018 saw some major milestones in the construction of the Campus Center, with the foundation rising from the ground in June, steel arriving in July, and the roof starting to take shape in August.


Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the groundbreaking ceremony on January 18, 2018. Watch the full ceremony below.