Old Centre – Admission Welcome Center
Renovated: 1991, 2015
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Address: 625 West Walnut Street
ADA Accessible: Restrooms, and elevator
- Academic Affairs Office
- Admission Welcome Center
- Benefactor’s Plaza
- Diversity Office
- President’s Office
- VP College Relations
- Parent Programs Office
- Pottinger Room
- Visitor Parking
- Isaac Shelby Room
Old Centre is a Kentucky landmark and is also included in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic Places. It is Kentucky’s oldest continuously operating academic building. Throughout it’s history it has been used for classrooms, as a student dormitory, a library, a law school, a cafeteria, and a grade school. During the Civil War it was used as a hospital first by Confederate troops and then by Union soldiers after the Battle of Perryville.
Today it serves as home to the Admission Welcome Center. Parents and students get their first glance at Centre beginning here. Old Centre also serves as the President’s Office as well as the other administrative offices listed above.
The Centre Seal (1991), Doctrina Lux Mentis (latin) meaning learning is the light of the mind is located in the brick pavement leading to the front door of Old Centre.