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
Student Room (48 26) $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.


Averett Society

The Averett Society is a community of loyal alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University committed to the values and liberal arts tradition of the institution. The Society recognizes those donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the University. In addition, the Society provides an opportunity for our newest graduates to
participate with their gift of $500 or more each year. Society members are taking the lead in providing valuable resources toward the transformation of the University and the life changing educational experience we provide to future generations. Click here to see a list of our Society Members.

Annual Giving

It’s hard to overstate how important annual giving is to maintaining the
health and well-being of Averett University – even as we simultaneously continue to pursue the goals of our capital campaign. Here’s why: While gifts toward the capital campaign will enable Averett to build the much-needed projects of tomorrow, unrestricted gifts to the Averett Fund enable the University to meet the most pressing needs of its students and faculty today. Please help the University continue to be strong and healthy today – as we continue to fund and build the incredibly exciting projects of tomorrow. Together, there’s no telling what we can accomplish.

Planned Giving