University Center

The University Center at Mercer University

The $40 million, 230,000-square-foot structure on the University's Macon campus brings together students for recreational, intramural and wellness activities as well as athletic events.

Hawkins Arena and Athletic Areas

  • Seating for 3,200 for athletic events and 4,500 for special events
  • Three luxury sky boxes, each with seating for 20
  • An additional practice court behind the game floor
  • Concession stands in the rear corner
  • Two visiting team locker rooms
  • Two officials locker rooms
  • Performance lighting
  • Professional-level Connor flooring (Nike grind system)
  • Athletic Department, including offices for each coach and administrator, reception area with athletic memorabilia and conference room, which houses the Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Sound system, with listening enhanced devices available for checkout
  • Media room for filing stories and holding news conferences
  • Locker rooms for each of the University's 14 athletic teams
  • Dactronics Video & Scoreboard

Other Areas

  • Heritage Hall, a permanent exhibit of University historical and athletic memorabilia
  • Indoor and patio seating for 240; a multi-purpose stage, with sound and lighting; and Internet accessibility
  • Food Court, including Chick-fil-A, Subway, Burger Studio and Grab-N-Go
  • Presidents Dining Room, equipped with projector, screen and sound system
  • Aerobics room, with Connor maple hardwood floor with advance rebound
  • Sky-lit, tree-lined Street, with cafe-style seating and Internet accessibility
  • Griffin B. Bell Trustees' Board Room, with U-shaped conference table
  • Weight and exercise room, equipped with Life Fitness equipment and six televisions
  • Three intramural basketball/volleyball courts with Connor maple hardwood floors
  • Elevated, 1 /8-mile running track, with mondo running floor
  • A 75-foot, six-lane indoor lap pool, with handicap lift