The Barbara Walters Campus Center

Exterior view of the Barbara Walters Campus Center
Barbara Walters Campus Center Living Room
Barbara Walters Campus Center Dining Pavilion
The Barbara Walters Campus Center at sunset
Barbara Walters Campus Center Atrium
Barbara Walters Campus Center Dining Pavilion
The Barbara Walters Campus Center at night

The Barbara Walters Campus Center is now open!

Whether it’s sipping coffee by the fireplace, reading on the green roof, getting an early start on a conference project, or attending a student event, members of the Sarah Lawrence community will tailor their use of this new space and building to their unique needs and activities.

Campus Center at a Glance

  • Features that encourage and foster informal gatherings for students, faculty, and staff, both inside and outside of the Campus Center, such as a balcony overlooking the main atrium, outdoor patios, interior ledges, and flexible "living room," which features ample types of seating and a fireplace.
  • A flexible, divisible multipurpose space for social and academic activities, including student dances, faculty and guest lectures, meetings, and other large-scale community events, such as student recruitment, orientation, and reunion events.
  • The Student Organization Space, a dedicated collaborative work space for student organizations, and home to the offices of the Student Involvement & Leadership staff.
  • A dining pavilion featuring outdoor seating and enhanced kitchen and serving capabilities.
  • The Barbara Walters Gallery for exhibitions of fine art.
  • The Barbara Walters Reading Room, which includes a display of materials from the pioneering journalist's career and information kiosks to view the items available in the Barbara Walters archives.
  • Sustainable features that include a green roof over a portion of the first floor, LED lighting, an efficient orientation of the building to manage solar heat gain while maximizing natural daylight, and a highly insulted exterior wall to minimize heat or cooling loss.