Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

News Release

Ground broken for Fox Student Center

The Hub of Campus Life

January 30, 2001

In January 2001 construction crews broke ground to commence the building of The Fuqua School of Business' new Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center, initiating phase three in the four-phase facilities plan for constructing and renovating Fuqua's MBA complex.

The Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center is truly the hub of Fuqua’s campus life, connecting the east and west wings of the Thomas F. Keller Center and providing almost everything students, faculty and staff might need each day. The center includes 48,100 square feet of overall space with a 36,500 square foot adjoining four-story mini tower, which includes the office of the dean, boardroom and other administrative/faculty offices.

Inside the student center, there are three different types of dining facilities, including a grill that serves hot food, a deli that makes made-to-order sandwiches and a 24-hour self-serve food bar. On the other side of the dining area is a winter garden, which allows students, faculty and staff a casual place to mingle or to sit and talk. Changing rooms with lockers and showers are available for students as well as a student communications center equipped with computers. Other space includes seminar and conference rooms, an outdoor patio, a Ph.D. student area and additional office space