Outdoor Classrooms2018-05-18T15:14:55-04:00
  • Professor Hartmann teaches in the Elsie Wunsch Outdoor Classroom
  • students in the Elsie Wunsch Outdoor Classroom
  • the Buchanan Outdoor Classroom on an autumn day
  • a student using the white board in the Buchanan Outdoor Classroom
  • Donald D. Buchanan Outdoor Classroom Dedication

Outdoor Classrooms

Centre’s campus features two outdoor classrooms where students will enjoy an occasional outdoor classroom experience. Outdoor classes are a wonderful part of what we do at Centre and enhances the Centre experience.

Built: 2010
Named for: Elsie Wunsch, made possible by her nephew Peter E. Wunsch, (Class of 1977)
Location on Campus: Near Young Hall and adjacent to the Donald D. Buchanan Outdoor Classroom

The outdoor classroom features stadium seating and the motto of Centre president, John A. Roush: “Do Your Best. Be Your Best. No Regrets.”

Built: 2013
Named for: Donald D. Buchanan, (Class of 1983)
Location on Campus: Between Young and Nevin Hall

The outdoor classroom is a fitting tribute to a beloved Centre alumnus. A native of Pleasureville, Ky., Buchanan was an outstanding student, motivated athlete and a member of the Beta [Theta Pi] fraternity. He received many academic, athletic and leadership awards during his tenure at the College.

When Buchanan passed away in 2011, a group of his Centre friends approached the College about establishing a memorial scholarship fund. From there the project took on a life of its own. The response was overwhelming.

Aside from commemorating the life and spirit of Buchanan, the outdoor classroom is a wonderful addition to Centre’s beautiful campus.