Big Things Happening at Flagler
Jun 26, 2023
Big things happening at Flagler College.
This included major renovations to Ponce Hall’s historic residential wings, redesigns in Lewis and Cedar Halls, and even a kayak launch onto the San Sebastian River at Abare Hall. Some of the residential enhancements included modernized rooms, flooring and furniture, the addition of common and study areas, kitchen spaces and laundry rooms. Flagler’s Learning Resource Center also moved into an expanded space in the Proctor Library offering additional tutoring services in one-onone and small group settings.
Beyond facilities, the 5 Star Plan placed a priority on improving the overall student experience. It aims to connect students with one another and their Flagler community through exciting on and off-campus opportunities. This meant creating events like a live circus performance, movies in the pool, off-campus field trips, exclusive concerts, sporting events and outdoor activities.
LACROSSE AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS FIELD
The launch of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams also brought Flagler’s newest Athletics facility with a turf field that is also home to the College’s intramural sports like flag-football, soccer and others. The field is located parallel to Old Moultrie Road and sits beyond the center field wall of Drysdale Field. The first game at the Flagler Lacrosse Field was played on Feb. 9, 2022.
Technology updates like improved Internet connections will streamline the student experience while improving access to needed academic resources. These technological improvements will allow the College to operate more efficiently and improve its customer service focus.
FLAGLER COLLEGE TENNIS CENTER
For the first time since the facility was constructed in 1983, the Flagler College Tennis Center has a brand new court surface. The six-court facility underwent a comprehensive overhaul, complete with foundational reinforcement, the installation of curbing along the outside of the facility, new paint and state-of-the-art, energy efficient LED lighting.
The Ponce is undergoing an ambitious renovation and restoration effort of its residential spaces. The project includes enhancements to the Mezzanine, entirely new and modernized electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems along with renovated laundry and bathroom spaces in this National Historic Landmark.
The addition of a dock, kayak launch and kayaks at Abare Hall on the banks of the Sebastian River have enhanced the student experience through a partnership with the Environmental Science Program and Campus Recreation. The kayak launch area is also being utilized for scientific research, fishing and yoga at sunset.