The Professional Schools and Science Building
Dillard’s academic facilities contain more that 400,000 square feet of well-equipped space for active learning.
The Professional Schools and Sciences Building houses the College of Professional Studies and its four schools: Business, Nursing, Public Health, and Mass Communications. This fantastic new LEED®* registered building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony following Commencement 2010.
The Student Union and Recreation, Health and Wellness Center, as of Fall 2010, is due to be completed soon. This new facility will feature a bowling alley, movie theater, running track and more, in addition to a full-service health clinic that will serve both Dillard students and faculty, as well as the neighboring Gentilly community.
Rosenwald Hall is the main administrative building, housing the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Business and Financial Affairs, Institutional Advancement and Development, and the Registrar’s Office.
Stern Hall, a three-story structure, provides up-to-date lecture and laboratory instruction for the sciences. The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is housed in Stern.
The Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts Center houses the Department of Humanities and contains teaching facilities for the visual arts, music, drama and more. A 250-seat auditorium and theatre complex highlights one of the newer facilities on Dillard's campus.
Dent Hall, located in the rear of Dillard’s campus, houses several educational programs, including the Honors Program, as well as the Athletics Department, the university gymnasium and the university natatorium, or pool.
Howard House housed faculty and office space for the School of Business, before it relocated to the Professional Schools and Sciences Building.
Kearny Hall is the center of student activities on campus. Administrative offices for Student Affairs, the Student Government Association, the student yearbook, and the Courtbouillon (Dillard's student newspaper) are housed on the first floor of Kearny. A student lounge and, short order grille and convenience store are also located in Kearny. The dining hall occupies the second floor.
Kabacoff Plaza, a central space for outdoor activities, parties and school gatherings, lies behind Kearny Hall.
Henson Hall, a former gymnasium, houses the university bookstore.
The Dillard University International Center for Economic Freedom (DUICEF) is among the newest academic buildings on Dillard’s campus. DUICEF houses the Department of Social Sciences. In addition to classrooms, a lecture hall and computer labs, this building features two pedagogy laboratories.
Lawless Memorial Chapel, the center for worship on campus, was recently renovated. This beautiful space serves as an assembly hall and a venue for the concert choir's performances.
Straight Hall once housed science and public health classrooms, but has been unoccupied since Hurricane Katrina. Those classes are now held in Stern Hall and the new Professional Schools and Sciences Building.
Williams Hall is the on-campus co-ed housing residence for first year students. It also houses the Office of Residential Life.
Hartzell and Camphor Halls are currently being renovated, and will serve as student dormitories.
The Will W. Alexander Library houses special collections and over 100,000 volumes of information. It features computer labs, group study areas, and a cafe.
*(LEED is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council.)