USI at a Glance
Since its founding, the University has made a significant investment in physical facilities. Recent projects include the opening of the Screaming Eagles Arena in 2019 and the Fuquay Welcome Center in 2018.
Other major facilities added to USI’s campus in recent years include the Griffin Center, Performance Center, Applied Engineering Center, Business and Engineering Center, expansion of the University Center, the David L. Rice Library, the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center and the Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, the Dowhie Ceramics Center, and an expanded Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center. Improvements also have been made to outdoor athletic fields.
Physical Activities Center Expansion
The University is currently under way on phase II of a two-phase expansion and renovation of its Physical Activities Center (PAC). This phase also includes construction of a new aquatics center between the Screaming Eagles Arena and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center.
The Physical Plant Services Center houses the central power plant and offices.
The Support Services Building houses offices, maintenance shops, Procurement, Distribution Services and Risk Management.
The Publishing Services Center is the location of the Copy Center, Creative and Print Services, University Communications and Photography and Multimedia.
The Children's Learning Center provides supervision of pre-school-age children of students, employees and community members, and allows education majors to work with young children.
The University Home, built entirely with private donations, was given to the University in 1983 by the USI Foundation. It is currently used as a center for hospitality.
The USI Public Safety building is located on the west side of the University Center.
Outdoor athletic and recreation facilities include tennis courts, athletic fields, Screaming Eagles Valley Complex, Broadway Recreational Complex, Bent Twig Outdoor Education Center, Westwood Lodge, Breckinridge Cabin, Grimes Haus, Eicher Barn, and the USI-Burdette Trail.
The USI Foundation is located on Clarke Lane near Schutte Road.
Students in the Theatre Arts Program design and make the wardrobes and set for USI Theatre productions in the Theatre Support Building off of Bluff Lane.