Student Center Update
02 Jun 2020

Student Center Update | Move in Date Set for October 2020

In October of 2020, Catholic High School will move into the 32,000 square foot Student Center currently being constructed at the end of Hearthstone Drive. This building, the centerpiece of the $13.5 million capital campaign called Advancing the Mission, will create a dynamic environment where students will dine, socialize, learn, and interact with faculty.

Among other features, the Student Center boasts a Union nearly triple the size of the current Union with a spectacular kitchen and food service area, a Campus Ministry Center, five second-floor classrooms including a Seminar Room overlooking the Union, outdoor terrace for dining and studying, study rooms and a collaboration room for students and faculty to meet, a conference room and a Faculty Work Center and terrace. Outside of the Student Center, a semi-shaded Pavilion is being constructed to provide comfortable and functional outdoor seating that will connect the Student Center to the rest of campus. In addition, Advancing the Mission is funding a very important new Central Mechanical Plant that will allow this project, current buildings and future projects to tie directly into the new mechanical systems. Our campus will run more efficiently than ever before because of this key, yet often overlooked, component.

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine, Advancing the Mission was very successful in collecting more than half of the total cost of the project. Since COVID-19, Catholic High School deliberately, and out of respect for all involved, intentionally stopped soliciting new donations for this very important project. Now, as we begin to venture back into a semblance of life pre-COVID-19, we are asking all of the CHS community to consider supporting this capital campaign, if the means to do so exists. No donation is too small, or too large.

To make a donation and to learn more about Advancing the Mission, please click here.

For more information, please contact Brian W. Hightower ’97, Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Capital Campaign at or by phone at 225.205.2223.

Photos donated by Stephen Eisenbraun ’78 | Fotosold