Use our Virtual Tour to learn about spaces that aren’t even available on an in-person campus tour, such as classrooms, laboratories, additional residence halls, and more. Even better, it’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and never reaches capacity.
Click the various locations on our campus map to see what’s in store and be sure to check out the gallery images shown on individual locations to learn even more!
Barnard-Jones Administration Building
Welcome to the Barnard-Jones Administration Building, home to our Office of Admissions. When you visit in person to tour campus, this is where you will begin. We will have a parking space reserved for you with your name on it and our admissions staff and student ambassadors will be there to welcome you, guide you around campus and answer all questions you may have. Our Administration building also houses the Offices of Financial Aid, Business Office and Registrar. This makes for a student friendly one-stop-shop where you can complete all items necessary to become a Panther!
Our Activity Hall opened in Fall 2020 and is now home to some of our larger on-campus events. The Activity Hall includes gathering spaces for various Campus Ministries activities, allowing the program to continue to thrive and serve the spiritual needs of our campus community with weekly chapel services (Wednesdays at 12:12) and recordings, music ministry, a video studio, and campus and community music/worship nights. It is also home to the Student Government Association office, Theatre Arts stage performances, Panther wrestling program practice space, and classroom overflow when necessary.
Snyder Faculty Office Building
Housed between the Administration Building and Winchester Center is the Snyder Faculty Office Building. Here you will find the offices of our campus professors. The office locations of your professors can be found in the directory
Home to the Kentucky Wesleyan College softball team, Foster Field was established in 1982. The field was named for 1969 Kentucky Wesleyan alum K. Wayne Foster and his wife Cathy in 2006. Mr. Foster was a trustee in 2003 and also from 2005-2008. It is located in front of Steele Stadium on campus. KWC athletic officials and the facilities department used mops and grass killer to shape the diamond for the original field. In 2000, the softball field was reconstructed following damage from a tornado. More recently, the field has been upgraded with new stadium lights, a batting cage, and a new and improved scoreboard.
Steele Stadium has served as the home for the Panther football program since 2004. The facility seats 3,000 fans and includes a grandstand complete with chair back seating and ten skyboxes utilized by donors, sponsors and administrative staff. The playing surface, known as Independence Bank Field, is made from synthetic turf, which permits safe play in virtually any type of weather. Wesleyan competes in a total of 18 NCAA Division II sports. We are proud supporters of our scholar-athletes, and we love to cheer on our Panthers!
Home to Wesleyan's thirty-fifth President, Dr. Thomas Mitzel, the President's House is host to many campus events and functions. Dr. Mitzel helps us encompass all that is "The Wesleyan Way" which is a learning and living foundation for everything we do at the College. "The Wesleyan Way" is the four principles of Honor, Support, Integrity and Love. He lives this mission by opening his home to students, faculty and staff. It's not just the President's house, it's a staple of our campus community and a place where all are welcome!
Panther Field was established in 1979 when the soccer program was introduced as a varsity sport. The field boasts upgraded lights, team dugouts, a scoreboard, concessions upgrades, and a fence with windscreen. The field served as part of a horse farm and is where the paddock stood. The original soccer field was located on The Quad from 1954-1974, which was the home for intramural and club sports during that time.
Hocker-Hall Grove is steeped in campus tradition. The Grove has served as the site for important campus and community ceremonies like commencement and alumni weddings for over 50 years. The three stone, Doric columns in the grove and were featured prominently in Commencement ceremonies from 1905 to 1950 on our previous campus in Winchester, Kentucky. An alumni couple moved the columns to Owensboro to take part in our campus commencement ceremonies again in the 1980s. The grove is a great place on campus to take a selfie or capture a picture with your friends or family.
The Baseball program calls Panther Park home to all Kentucky Wesleyan College games. Panther Park was established in the early 1960s, and the buildings around the park were built in 1983. In 2003 the field was renovated with Bermuda grass, a new fence, scoreboard, dugouts, bleachers and chair backs, as well as new bullpens for pitchers. In 2016, the field was further upgrade with a brick wall down the first/third baselines, a brand new scoreboard, and barrier netting on outfield wall. Fun fact: Panther Park hosted the Babe Ruth World Series in 1989.
Deacon Residence Hall
Deacon Hall houses ninety people and is air conditioned. Each room is equipped with two beds, two desks, two desk chairs, two dressers, two closets, and two lamps. The floor in the room is tile. The wall to wall dimensions of the rooms are 14′ x 14′. Each room also has one large window with blinds. Deacon offers both Wi-Fi and Ethernet capabilities. Click here
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Martin Alumni Center
The Martin Alumni Center is the hub for Kentucky Wesleyan alums. At Wesleyan, you will meet friends that you will have for a lifetime. Becoming part of our prestigious alumni is something that will keep you connected with those friends, classmates, faculty and staff alike. Fantastic events such as homecoming, alumni weekend and alumni cruises are just the tip of the iceberg of events you can be involved in after graduation. Our vibrant Wesleyan Alumni Association proves that Wesleyan is not just four years, it's a lifelong connection.
Kendall Residence Hall
The newly renovated Kendall Hall houses 150 people and is air conditioned. Each room is equipped with two beds, two desks, two desk chairs, two dressers, and two closets. Many of these items are immovable. The floor in the rooms is tile. The wall-to-wall dimensions of the rooms are 12′ x 12′. Each room also has one large window. It is equipped with blinds. Click here
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Jones Gymnasium/Woodward Health & Recreation Center
The Woodward Health and Recreation Center is the headquarters for Panther Athletics. Known by students as "the HRC," students practice, exercise and compete in here throughout the year. Whether it is a volleyball game or intramural sports, the HRC is important to the campus experience! Scholar-athletes take advantage of athletic training facilities in addition to checking in with their coaches. It even has an indoor turf training facility! But perhaps most noteworthy, it features all of the trophies from our athletic programs success - including an NCAA Division II record, eight national championship trophies in Men's Basketball! Will you be the next scholar-athlete to lead us to a championship?
Peeples Residence Hall
Peeples Hall houses 140 people and is air conditioned. Each room is equipped with two beds, two desks, two desk chairs, two dressers, and two closets. Many of these items are immovable. The floor in the rooms is tile. The wall-to-wall dimensions of the rooms are 12’x 12′. Each room also has one large window. It is equipped with blinds. Peeples offers both Wi-Fi and Ethernet capabilities. Click here
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Massie Residence Hall
Welcome to Massie Hall, one of Wesleyan's five residence halls on campus. Like all of our residence halls, students find community and opportunity here. Students enjoy suite-style living and many amenities that help make it feel like home - carpeted floors, private bathrooms that are only shared with as many as four people and community spaces with big screen TVs! There's no place like home at Kentucky Wesleyan! Click here
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Stadium Drive Residence Hall
Our Stadium Apartments are an apartment style residence hall featuring double and single rooms, living room, and semi-private bathrooms. Click here
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KWC Tennis Courts were built in 1974 and belong to the City of Owensboro. The four tennis courts located on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College on Stadium Drive are City courts and are available for public use. This is the home to the Panthers Women's Tennis program.
Ralph Center for Fine Arts & Communication Arts
At Wesleyan, we love the arts! Welcome to the Ralph Center, home to our graphic design, art, art education and theater arts programs. The Ralph Center is the hidden gem of Kentucky Wesleyan. Intimate shows in our Black Box Theater and an impressive art gallery give students an opportunity to witness local talent doing what they love. Our favorite part is the stunning private courtyard where students can study and socialize.
Located in the center of our beautiful campus, the quad is a large, lush green space that can be used for a variety of student activities. During the warm weather months of fall and spring you will find students playing frisbee golf at our campus course or playing volleyball at our sand volleyball court. Before the big game, you can count on the campus bonfire in the quad, with easy access from all of our residence halls.
Greenwell Library and Learning Center
Looking for that quiet place to study? Make your way to our spacious library. The Howard Greenwell Library and Learning Center provides access to over 250,000 resources to meet the educational needs of the Wesleyan community and prepares students for the process of life-long learning. The library boasts computer labs, individual and group study areas and an archive of unique books from a Kentuckiana Collection. Make sure you explore our Heritage Room before you leave. It is loaded with history and our favorite room in the library.
Our Winchester Center is a bustling metropolis for student activity. Here you will find some unique indoor and outdoor spaces to eat, study and socialize. Whether its grabbing a cup of coffee at our Panther Cafe, or having a quick bite from our twenty-four hour Marketplace, the Winchester Center is where our students go to refuel while on the go. While you are here, check out our Student Services office to learn about our more than 45 student clubs and organizations. Our most popular student activities include our Greek life, intramural sports, service projects and mission trips. Before you leave don't forget to pick up some Wesleyan swag at our Panther's Den.
Owensboro Track & Field Complex
In 2017, Kentucky Wesleyan partnered with Owensboro Public Schools and Owensboro Health to open the Owensboro Track & Field Complex. This state-of-the-art complex boasts a rubberized track which is easier on runners’ bodies, a specialized surface on the playing field that is designed for drainage, directional LED stadium lights that should not spill over into neighbor’s yards, and a press box which sits above a concession stand and restrooms in anticipation of regional and state events.
The complex hosts home track meets, as well as potential KHSAA, Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and NCAA Division II post season events.
A Wesleyan tradition was born in 1905 when the main College building in Winchester was destroyed by fire. One of the limestone ornaments that decorated the facade fell to earth, but remained intact. This bust of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, became a symbol of the KWC spirit. Today it is mounted in a prominent place on the Owensboro campus (in an open area between the administration building, faculty office building and Winchester Student Center) and it is a focal point for many Kentucky Wesleyan student activities.
Just about every student who attends Kentucky Wesleyan joins in the biggest Minerva tradition of all — painting her in whatever color or design strikes your fancy. These painting expeditions usually occur under cover of darkness — sometimes more than once a night. The goal is to have your design on Minerva when the sun rises.
Yu Hak Hahn Center for the Sciences
The Yu Hak Hahn Center for the Sciences is a state of the art facility dedicated to the study of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. You will find students in laboratory settings, inquiring into lectures by professors or maybe even performing an experiment in the campus green house connected to the facility. The building boasts some of the most advanced technology in undergraduate research and teaching at any four-year college in the region.
Campus Ministries/Tapscott Chapel
In the back of the Administration Building, you can find the Office of Campus Ministries where you will always be welcomed with open arms and greeted by a friendly face. Campus Ministries exists to serve, love and build relationships of eternal value on our campus. We provide opportunities for students to worship, serve and grow in their Christian faith through chapel services, prayer times, small groups, service projects, trips and experiences both near and far.
Hocker Family Dining Center
Bon appetit! Welcome inside the Hocker Family Dining Center, better known as the "Caf" to our students. We offer a large variety of restaurant-quality dining options which include vegan and vegetarian options daily. The Caf is a great place to hang with friends and get the valuable nutrition you need to study for those finals. Meals are included in our room and board costs, and we even offer meal plans for our commuter students. Be on the lookout for our Off-Sidewalk Series where each spring and fall our "Caf" moves outside. Enjoy live music and entertainment while dining outside under the beautiful sunshine.
Panther Hitting Facility
The Panther hitting facility opened in 2009. The facility was formerly the theatre, which opened in the 1960's. Baseball primarily uses the facility the winter and during inclement weather in the fall/spring. The Michael Horn family generously contributed to help have the outside of the facility painted, build locker rooms, cages and put in turf.