The Catholic University of America

Dec. 17, 2014

CUA Builds New Basketball Court, Reflection Area

  Students play basketball on the new court in Centennial Village.

As part of Catholic University’s continued efforts to create a vibrant living-learning environment on campus, students who live in Centennial Village (a neighborhood of eight residence halls near the middle of campus) now have an outdoor space for either athletic activity or quiet reflection. Earlier this semester, The Catholic University of America completed construction on a sports court and reflective space in the middle of Centennial Village.

The court can be used for either basketball or volleyball. It’s the second court to be built on campus in recent years. Another court was built near the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center in 2011.

The contemplative garden contains amphitheater-type seating for individual or group reflection.

The court and reflective area are surrounded by a gently sloping grassy area where students can gather. All areas in the middle of Centennial Village incorporate substantial year-round landscaping.

Students enjoy the reflection area that features amphitheater-type seating.  

“We have always believed that the area in the middle of Centennial Village has great potential and we are thrilled about the enhancements that have been made,” says Mike Allen, vice president for student affairs.

“The basketball court has provided much needed recreation space for students and the creation of the reflection space and gathering areas will provide exciting opportunities for programming and community building in that area of campus. We’re already looking forward to the warm weather returning and the opportunity for our students to embrace everything that the space has to offer.”




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