Campaign for Main

Main Hall is the heart of Averett.

Its iconic pillars have served as a symbol of excellence in education for over a century. But it’s more than a building. It’s about immersing student experiences in living-learning environments from the time they wake until the time they leave these halls as graduates. Parents and students today expect modern amenities in 21st-century education.

Averett is undertaking a multi-phased capital improvement plan over the next 10 years. Our needs include improving Main Hall and undertaking other residential improvements and activities to enhance the experience for our students.

To read more about the Campaign for Main and Averett’s living-learning residence hall master plan, click here.

Watch the video below to hear from one of our students and get a sneak preview of the transformation to come.

New Features

  • Renovating 3rd and 4th floors
  • 48 student rooms, total accommodation for 88
  • Expanded room square footage
  • Enlarged bathrooms
  • Penthouse suite, kitchen and 2 lounges for study groups
  • Central heating & air conditioning
  • Increased broadband, wifi, and technology

Naming Opportunities

Any gift to the overall capital campaign at the following amounts will entitle the donor to designate the name of an improvement as follows:

Penthouse Suite $500,000 SOLD
Elevator $100,000
Parlor (2 1) $50,000
3rd Floor Lounge $35,000 SOLD
4th Floor Lounge $35,000 SOLD
Student Room (48 18) $25,000
Penthouse Study Lounge (2) $10,000 SOLD
Sweetheart Deal $1,000
Order of the Daisy $500

* All naming opportunities may be paid over three years and will be recognized in Main Hall.

Your gift will be utilized for the Main Hall project described above or other needed projects and activities for our students.


The Averett Fund

Provide support for furthering the mission of Averett. You may choose to honor an individual and/or restrict your gift to a department or scholarship.

Cougar Cares

The “Cougar Cares” emergency fund helps students and families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund will help our most vulnerable students with emergency funds for things like books, and technology needs.

Circle of Champions

Boost Averett Athletics and help our student-athletes to have an amazing and equitable experience.

Planned Giving