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					Parent Handbook

 Class of 2014
                            Table of Contents

    Letter from the Director of Parent Programs
    Parent Program Contacts
    Parent Association
    Centre Parent Fund
    FAQ – Parental Issues
    “Letting Go, and Still Being There – How to be the Perfect Centre Parent”
            by Kathy Miles, Director of Counseling Services
    Other Recommended Reading for Parents
    “Pointers for Parents”
    Advice for the Novice College Parent

     Friendly Faces Contact Information
     Centre College Office Directory
     Centre College Email Directory
     Academic Calendar
     Planning Calendar

    Student Life Contacts
    Annual Campus Events
    Centre Dining Services
    Parsons Student Health Center Frequently Asked Questions
    FAQ – Residential Issues
    FAQ – Extracurricular Issues
    Bill of Student Rights

     Miscellaneous Money Matters
     Financial Information
     Student Employment Paperwork

    FAQ – Academic Issues
    Academic Policies and Resources
    Registrar’s Office
    Center for Teaching and Learning
    College Computer Network
    Library Information
    Career Services – “Year by Year Guide to Career Success!”
    What Career Services Can Do For Your Student
    Questions Freshmen Often Ask about Study Abroad at Centre College
    Letter from the President
    Elevator Speech
    Statement of Purpose
    History of Centre College
    Centre College Alma Mater
    Centre Slang
    “The Education All Students Need Has Been Called Liberal Education”

     Danville Driving/Walking Tour
     Area Accommodations
     Area Automotive Repair
     Area Banks & ATMs
     Area Cell Phone Services
     Area Churches
     Area Department & Clothing Stores
     Area Florists & Gift Shops
     Area Groceries
     Area Pharmacies
     Area Restaurants
     Area Storage Facilities
     Area Transportation

       Campus Map
       Danville Map

    Advice to Incoming Parents from Parents Who’ve Been There
    Parent Challenges
    Parent Surprises
    What Parents Have Learned

   Mona Gordon Wyatt
   Associate Director of Development for Donor
   Relations and Parent Programs
   Address: 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422
   Phone: (859) 238-5345 or 238-5208
   Fax: (859) 238-6977

   Since joining Centre’s staff in 1979, Mona Wyatt has
   served as director of special events, director of alumni,
   and assistant to the President. A journalism graduate
   of the University of Kentucky, Mona serves as a
   resource to parents. She plans Family Weekend,
   Commencement, and New Parent Orientation, orga-
   nizes the annual Centre Associates dinner, and edits
   the Parent Newsletter. She has two sons, ages 17 and

   Amy Wilson ‘99
   Assistant in the Offices of Development and
   Parent Programs
   Address: 600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422
   Phone: (859) 238-5208
   Fax: (859) 238-6977

   Amy Wilson graduated from Centre College in 1999
   with a B.S. in psychology. She was employed by
   Central Bank in Lexington, KY following graduation and
   returned to Danville to join Centre’s staff in September
   2003. She and her husband Shane Wilson, Coordina-
   tor of Network Services for the College, are the proud
   parents of a 2 year old son.
                                 CENTRE COLLEGE
                             PARENT ORIENTATION 2010
                                PARENT PROGRAMS


The Centre Parents Association counts every current parent as a member. Its
purpose is to promote a positive relationship between Centre parents and the College by
sponsoring and co-sponsoring various campus activities such as: Family Weekend, first-
year parent orientation, fall new student welcome, the Parent Fund, newsletters from
campus, free breakfast stations during finals, Senior Celebration, Commencement and
Senior Week activities.

The Director of Donor Relations & Parent Programs, Mona Wyatt, is available as a
resource to parents who need help getting answers to questions or who want to talk to
someone about their concerns. If you are unsure who to call on campus to get
information, or if you just want to discuss a problem or situation, please call Mona at
(859) 238-5345, during the day. On weekends or evenings, her home number is (859)
236-5503. The parent programs office is located on the 2nd floor of Old Centre.
Assistant Amy Wilson can be reached at (859) 238-5208 and she’ll be happy to help
you, too.

Family Weekend 2010 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 17-18. Hotel
accommodations in Danville are not plentiful, and we encourage you to make your
reservations as soon as possible, especially because the World Equestrian Games
begin on September 25th. NOTE: Be sure to tell the hotel you are attending Centre’s
Family Weekend so you don’t get charged the WEG rates!! Activities include: Friday
afternoon opportunities to meet your student’s professors or advisor, and possibly to
attend class; Friday evening entertainment in the Combs Center (nationally recognized
comedy magician Justin Kredible); an evening with Frankie Valli at the Norton Center for
the Arts; the DramaCentre play The Ugly One; Friday evening and Saturday morning
“Academic Sampler” sessions, where you can hear presentations by our outstanding
faculty and staff; the President’s Brunch; several fall sports events, including a football
game at 7:30 p.m.; and the Family Celebration in Chowan (dinner and entertainment).

The Parent Fund is a project of the Parents Association. Centre parents make gifts to
the Parent Fund because they realize it is one way to play an active role in the quality
education their students’ receive. By supporting the Parent Fund, they can make a
tangible difference in the quality of students’ lives on campus. The Parent Fund
supports many campus enhancements and extra programs that make Centre College so
special. For more on the Parent Fund, see the Centre Parent Fund page in this

Parents Web Page      
If you have not checked out the address above, please do so soon. Our parent web
page is full of information that will be useful to you – since much of it comes from other
Centre parents! It includes schedules, frequently asked questions, advice from parents,
lists of what to bring to campus, lists of recommended reading, lists of hotels and
restaurants and lots of other information. Check it out!
Centre Survival is a service run by a former Centre parent who lives in Danville. She
helps parents coordinate having homemade birthday goodies, survival kits, Burke’s
Bakery cakes, and holiday treats delivered to their student on campus. Information
about the service is mailed periodically to parents. A brochure is also available on the
Centre parents web page. Her name is Janet Martin and her phone number is 859-236-

Centre Cooks & CentreWear
The Centre Parents Association recently sponsored a parent cookbook, with students’
favorite recipes, and is also sponsoring a line of classic clothing just for parents. The
cookbook is also available at the Centre Bookstore. The cost is $10, plus $5 shipping
and handling if you order it online from the Centre web page. Clothing is available for
order online at the parent web page. Each article of clothing may be personalized with
quality embroidery by local Danville business Thoroughbred Threads. You know you
need a jacket or a polo shirt that says “Centre Mom” or “Centre Dad” or “Centre Parent!”
Check it out.
                                CENTRE PARENT FUND

        Centre College is known for breaking records and going above and beyond the
call of duty. Centre College parents have joined the tradition. During the 2009-2010
year, Centre parents showed their satisfaction with Centre by contributing $175,000 in
gifts to the College. A staggering 54% of current Centre parents made contributions to
help set a new campus record! Few schools in the country can boast that more than
half of their parents make gifts to the institution. Centre is proud to be counted among
those lucky few.

       Year after year, more and more parents make gifts to Centre College. In doing
so, they indicate to Centre, and the larger academic community, that they are pleased
with the experience their students receive. These gifts not only demonstrate
satisfaction with Centre, but also make a tangible difference in the quality of students’
lives on campus. The Parent Fund supports many campus enhancements and extra
programs that make Centre College so special. Gifts provided during the 2009-2010
year were used for three primary purposes.

   •   Capital: The renovation of Young Hall has provided additional classroom and
       laboratory space for Centre’s science courses. As the project developed, one
       need in particular seemed appropriate for the Parent Fund. The increased
       laboratory space created a need for additional microscopes for the Introductory
       Biology lab. Introduction to Biology is taken by more than 220 Centre students
       each year; this entry level course touches more than half of the student body.
       The Parent Fund met this need for microscopes for the new facility.

   •   Campus Enrichment: All first-year students at Centre are required to read a
       pre-selected book prior to arriving on campus. A book discussion is incorporated
       into orientation week as a way for students to get to know one another and their
       faculty advisor. The book selection committee would like to bring the authors of
       these books to campus to speak to students. The author could offer additional
       insights into his/her book and expand on the subject. Parent Fund support of this
       effort will ensure that every group of first-year students has the opportunity to get
       the most from the book and the orientation discussions. This project will benefit
       every first-year student that comes to Centre College. This was the first of an
       estimated three year campaign to fully fund this project.
   •   Student Life: The Collegiate Readership Program is an initiative that has
       become very popular on campus. Centre was the first school in Kentucky to
       provide free issues of the Herald Leader, New York Times and USA Today in
       several locations around campus, promoting newspaper readership among
       Centre students. This project has always been supported by the Parent Fund.

    Parent Fund gifts also supported such vital College needs as recruiting and retaining
the best faculty, upgrading learning technology, and improving campus facilities and
buildings. When parents make their gifts to the Parent Fund, they are enhancing the
day-to-day experiences of all Centre students.

    As 2010-2011 begins, Centre parents again have an opportunity to make a
difference. This year, the Parent Fund will focus on three projects.

    The Parent Fund will refurbish and expand a reading area in the library. Several
years ago, the Parent Association established a reading area in the library. The vision
for this space was to provide comfortable furnishings for students to relax and study,
read the paper, or enjoy a novel. The area has become very popular and is well used.
As a result, many of the couches and chairs have become quite worn. A committee of
students has proposed expanding and refurbishing the area to meet the increased
need. The Parent Fund will meet this charge and provide improved conditions for the
reading area.

   We will also continue raising funds to bring the first-year book author to campus.
This will become a signature program of the Parent Fund and will enhance the Centre
experience for all incoming students.

   In addition, The Collegiate Readership Program will again receive funding from
Centre parents. Students and parents alike believe providing free newspapers on
campus helps students stay in touch with the outside world. Newspaper readership
provides a more informed student body and encourages a more global prospective.

    To adequately support these three initiatives, the Parent Fund will need to generate
$185,000 during the 2010-2011 year. This is an aggressive goal, representing a 5.7%
increase over last year. However, Centre parents continue to partner with the College
year after year to enhance the experience for all students. We are confident that
parents will again rise to the challenge.

    This year, Centre parents also have an opportunity to compete with Centre alumni in
terms of participation. For more than 25 years, Centre alumni have been widely known
for supporting their alma mater in outstanding numbers. Last year, 56% of alumni made
a gift to Centre. Centre parents have proven that they too love Centre College. This
year, the participation goal for parents will be 56%.

   Please keep these goals in mind. You will be receiving an invitation to participate in
the Parent Fund soon!
                             FAQ – PARENTAL ISSUES

Q. What if I have a question or my student has a problem, but I don’t know who to

      A. The Director of Donor Relations & Parent Programs, Mona Wyatt, is available
      as a resource to parents who need help getting answers to questions. For
      assistance, please call Mona Wyatt, (859) 238-5345. Her office is located on the
      2nd floor of Old Centre. If she’s not in, her assistant, Amy Wilson, can be reached
      at (859) 238-5208, and she’ll be happy to help you, too.

Q. What if I have an after-hours emergency? What if I need to get emergency
information to my student?

      A. You may contact the Department of Public Safety on their 24-hour line at (859)
      236-HELP (4357). They will have emergency contact information for staff
      members on call or can direct you to someone who can help.

Q. Are there any resources available to parents who are sending their first child
to college or are experiencing the “Empty Nest Syndrome?”

      A. There are quite a few actually. See the Parent Information section of your
      handbook for a list of “Recommended Reading.” In particular, we recommend
      the book Letting Go, by Karen Coburn and Madge Treeger. The Centre
      Bookstore has copies of it and other parent books that might be helpful.

Q. How can I remain current with what is happening at Centre?

      A. Sign up for CentreWire and receive all the latest news and happenings at
      Centre College. Simply go to
      and sign up for free today.

      You may also sign up for the Career Services eNewsletter by emailing Deborah
      Jones, Director of Career Services, at or by visiting the
      Career Services website at

      In addition, you will receive two Parent Newsletters from the Office of Parent
      Programs every year, as well as the Centre alumni magazine, the Centrepiece.
      Parents will also receive occasional emails from us.

      The Centre web page at is also an excellent source. Click on
      the Parents of Current Students Link on the left to access the parent web page.
      It should keep you well-informed.

Q. Is there an organization for Centre parents?

      A. YES!! The Centre Parents Association counts every current parent as a
      member. Its purpose is to promote the relationship of Centre parents to the
      College by sponsoring and co-sponsoring campus events such as Family
     Weekend, the Parent Fund, new parent orientation and welcome, newsletters
     from campus, free breakfast stations for students during finals, Commencement,
     and senior week activities. As a parent, you will receive two Parent Newsletters
     each year and special mailings as needed. This will keep you up to date on all
     activities at the College.

     The Parents Committee is the executive body of the Centre Parents Association.
     This advisory group makes decisions about the projects supported by the Parent
     Fund and provides leadership in parent giving, as well as other parent activities.
     They also host the breakfast stations during final exams and other events for
     parents and students, such as the fall welcome. This year’s officers are:

            Chairs:                     Dan and Lillian Meacham
            Chairs- Elect:              Jeff and Mary Fenwick
            Parent Fund Chair:          Gerry and Sharon Stovall

Q. How can I communicate with my student?

     A. MAIL – All students are assigned a campus mail box. The address for Centre
     students is: NAME, Centre College, 600 W. Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422.
     Ann and Suzetta, our campus post office managers, will be putting the mail in
     their box each day and will know them on a first-name basis in a very short time.

     We recommend that you write notes often and send packages from home. They
     love nothing better than receiving mail, especially if it includes some surprise

     EMAIL – Each student will have an email account, and we suggest that you email
     frequently – short, encouraging emails, with “newsy” items about your family and
     home or your community. Don’t expect a lot in return – they’re busy, but they will
     appreciate hearing from you!

     PHONE – Well, students can bring phones to campus and have campus phone
     numbers, but most of them prefer to use their cell phones. Also, as you already
     know, they keep strange hours, so don’t expect them to answer every time you
     ring! What works best for most parents is to set a definite time to call – Sunday
     afternoons might be best, or late Saturday morning. Determine this time before
     your child leaves home.

     The area code is 859 and the prefix is 238- plus the 4-digit extension. Nearly all
     campus numbers have this prefix. You may always call the CAMPUS
     SWITCHBOARD during the week, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (859)
     238-5200, and Donna Phillips can help you find campus offices and individuals.

     even to parents. This is for the safety of our students, so if you lose your child’s
     number, Donna will gladly connect you to the room, but she will not release the
     phone number.
      If you need emergency help getting in touch with your student or finding a
      campus staff member on the weekends, please contact our department of public
      safety at (859) 236-HELP (4357). Our officers are on duty 24-hours a day and
      are happy to assist you in any way.

      VISITS – Shall I drop by for a visit? NO. We certainly don’t have a problem with
      it, but most students will appreciate knowing that you’re coming ahead of time.
      You know your student best, but in general, we recommend that you respect their
      schedules (and their possibly messy room) and let them know you are on your
      way. Also, keep your visit short. Remember that being the “host” is a new role
      for them. They may not know what to do with you or how to entertain you! Help
      them out – take them off campus to a favorite restaurant or shopping. They will
      enjoy seeing you and being with you, being fed and spoiled a little, showing off
      the campus and their friends, but then, they will want to get back into their

Q. Are there ways I can be involved with the College as a parent?

      A. BE ENGAGED. First, we assume that you’ll be supportive of your son or
      daughter as they encounter the many challenges that college life brings.
      Listening is often the main thing they want from you. But, you can also show
      your interest by asking questions about their classwork – beyond “what are you
      taking?” and “what grades did you make?” (although those are important
      questions, too!). Express genuine interest in what they’re learning – ask why
      they like a particular class, what’s the most interesting part of the course, or what
      is the biggest challenge from that class. Ask what class is their least favorite and
      why? Attend one of their classes during Family Weekend or sign up for an
      appointment to meet their advisor or a favorite professor.

      PARTICIPATE. As a parent, you can make a statement about loyalty, just as
      most of our alumni do each year! Each year more than half of our parents
      participate in the Parent Fund, with contributions ranging from $5 to $5,000. In
      the great Centre tradition of participation, (remember our alumni have led the
      nation in participation in the annual fund for over 25 years), our parents say
      through their gifts, large and small, that they are confident in and satisfied with
      their student’s education. Centre is deeply grateful for this extra investment and
      for the level of commitment it demonstrates. We hope you’ll consider being a
      part of this Centre tradition.

      ADMISSION – HELP WITH RECRUITING. The admission office appreciates
      parents who volunteer to help with recruiting in their area. Word of mouth is still
      one of the best ways to let people know about Centre, and the good things you
      say in your community and to your friends are helpful to us. The admission office
      often hosts recruiting events around the country, and you may want to be
      involved with this, or possibly with hosting an event in your home. If you would
      like to know more about being involved with recruiting Centre students, please
      contact Ned Frazer at 1-800-423-6236.
     CAREER SERVICES – HIRE THEM!!!!! You can hire our graduates. Centre
     prides itself on the Centre network – our alumni, parents, and friends, who are
     critical in helping our graduates find employment and internships. If your
     company or organization could benefit from having a bright, eager Centre student
     either as an intern or as an employee, please contact our Career Services office
     at (859) 238-5283.

     ATTEND CENTRE EVENTS IN YOUR AREA. The Alumni Office hosts Centre
     events all over the country. If you get an invitation to one in your area, please
     attend – and take a prospective student and parent along.

     PROMOTE CENTRE. If you have contacts with your local media, mention us to
     them. Tell them if your son or daughter won an award, made the Dean’s List, or
     is in a play or some other activity here, and ask them to run the campus news
     release that we will probably send them. Tell your friends about us, tell
     prospective students and their parents about us, tell potential major donors or
     foundations that you know about us. Tell the story. We know it, but not
     everyone does.

     SUPPORT THE PARENT FUND. The Parent Fund is a special project of the
     Parents Association. Each year the parents support a few projects financially –
     most often, these are projects that have immediate benefit to the students.

     Parent Fund projects include:
           Providing microscopes for the new Biology Lab in Young Hall;
           Bringing the author of the first-year book to campus; and
           Supporting the Collegiate Readership Program.

     Past projects include:
           Support of the science initiative to create an endowment for science
           equipment needs;
           Support of the library renovation through funding for a new lobby area and
           furnishing the central reading lounge;
           Establishment of a Parents Association Scholarship;
           A computer automation upgrade for the library;
           Creation of a social sciences lab;
           Creation of the Writing Center;
           Creation of an endowed book fund for the library; and
           Recreation equipment for the student center.

Q. What and when is Family Weekend?

     A. Family Weekend 2010 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 17-
     18. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to visit your son or daughter and join in
     various organized campus activities. Bring the whole family – grandparents,
     siblings, ALL are welcome!

     Hotel accommodations in Danville are not plentiful, and we encourage you to
     make your reservations as soon as possible. Activities include: Friday afternoon
      opportunities to make individual appointments with your student’s faculty and to
      attend class; Friday evening entertainment (nationally-touring comedy magician
      Justin Kredible) in the Combs Center; an evening with Frankie Valli at the Norton
      Center for the Arts; the DramaCentre play The Ugly One; Friday evening and
      Saturday morning “Academic Sampler” sessions, where you can hear
      presentations by our outstanding faculty and staff; the President’s Brunch;
      several fall sports events, including a football game at 7:30 p.m.; and the Family
      Celebration in Chowan (dinner and entertainment).

Q. If I want to do something on my child’s birthday, or perhaps during finals, do
you have someone who can help me?

      A. Centre Survival is a service run by a former Centre parent that helps parents
      coordinate having homemade birthday goodies, survival kits and holiday treats
      delivered to their students on campus. A brochure is mailed periodically to
      parents. An order form is also available under the Parent Resources section on
      the parent home page. Call former Centre parent Janet Martin at (859) 236-

Q. Where can I get the Parents Association’s Centre Parent/Grandparent bumper

      A. The Office of Parent Programs has plenty of these available. Just call us at
      (859) 238-5208 or 5345, and we will be happy to send you a few.
     “Letting Go, and Still Being There – How to be the Perfect Centre Parent”
               Centre College Parent Orientation – August, 2010
                Kathy L. Miles, Director of Counseling Services

It is our hope and our goal that our newest Centre parents will leave Centre’s
Parent Orientation with the following objectives met:
     1) Know key people who will be working with your student, and how to direct
        your student to them.
     2) Receive some tips on how to best support your student’s college adjustment.
     3) Experience Centre as a welcoming community focused on your student’s
     success and graduation in four years.

                            Books You May Find Helpful
Barkin, Carol. When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide.
Coburn, Karen, & Madge Treeger. Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the
 College Years.
Hammond, John, Ralph Keeney, & Howard Raifa. Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to
 Making Better Life Decisions.
Howe, Neil, & William Strauss. Millennials Go to College: Strategies for a New
 Generation on Campus (2nd Ed.).
Levine, Arthur, & Jeanette Cureton. When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s
 College Student.
Light, Richard. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds.
Miller, Robert. Campus Confidential: The Complete Guide to the College Experience.
Newman, Barbara, & Philip Newman. When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to
 Changing Relationships.
Pasick, Patricia. Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College.
Pennock, Michael. Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know.
Pope, Loren. Colleges that Change Lives.
Robinson, Adam. What Smart Students Know.
Schaffer, Lauren, and Sandy Fleischl-Wasserman. 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo
 When the Kids Fly the Nest.
Steenhouse, Andrea. Empty Nest…Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College.

                                     Web Sites                           

    “The changes implicit in a child’s leaving for college may heighten parents’ awareness of other
   changes in their lives…”. Karen Coburn & Madge Treeger, in Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to
   Understanding the College Years.

    “Home remains as you go out to serve and conquer the world. And I always follow you
   wherever you go, in spirit, in prayer, and in love. You are never alone.” Marian Wright
   Edelman, in The Measure of Our Success: a Letter to My Children and Yours.

     “The parental factor that most directly affects the mental health of a college student is
   communication.” Richard Kadison and Theresa DiGeronimo, in College of the Overwhelmed.
                          OTHER RECOMMENDED READING

There are two books that we recommend to freshman parents each year. Both are
available at the Centre Bookstore. They are:

         Making the Most of College (Harvard Press) by Richard J. Light

      Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years (Third
Edition) by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (Harper Perennial)

Other books that deal both with freshman issues and with parent concerns

         Making College Count (Student Success, Inc.) by Patrick S. O’Brien

      133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When Kids Fly the Nest (Three Rivers Press)
by Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman

         What Smart Students Know (Three Rivers Press) by Adam Robinson

         Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation by N. Howe and W. Strauss

         Millennials Go To College by N. Howe and W. Strauss

      Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to
the College Years by Helen Johnson and Christine Schellhas-Miller

         You’re On Your Own: (But I’m Here if You Need Me) by Marjorie Savage

         Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go by P.

      College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by S. Nist and J.

      The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life by
Laura Kastner

         Give Them Wings by Carol Kuykendall

There are a lot of books out there. Here are a few more for you to explore!

         When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent’s Survival Guide by Carol Barkin

      A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshman by Kaye
      The Secret to Your College Success: 101 Ways to Make the Most of Your
College Experience by Toni Buxton

      How to Talk to Your Adult Children about Really Important Things by Theresa

    Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions by John
Hammond, Ralph Keeney, and Howard Raifa

       How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your
Children Have Grown by Robert H. Lauer

         Navigating your Freshman Year by Allison Lombardo

      Let the Journey Begin: A parent’s monthly guide to the college experience by
Jacqueline Mackay

      When Kids Go to College: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Relationships by
Barbara and Phillip Newman

         Almost Grown: Launching Your Child From High School to College by Patricia

         Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope

      Empty Nest, Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College by Andrea Van

         Getting Along (Almost) with your Adult Kids by Lois and Joel Davitz

      When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today’s College Student by Arthur
Levine and Jeanette S. Cureton

      Campus Confidential: The Complete Guide to the College Experience by
Students for Students by Robert H. Miller

         Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know by Michael Pennock

Some fun books and light reading include:

       Been There, Should’ve Done That: More Tips for Making the Most of College by
S. Tyler

         Confessions of a College Freshman by Zach Arington

         As You Leave Home: Parting Thoughts from a Loving Parent by Jerry B. Jenkins
                            “POINTERS FOR PARENTS”
                  Last Minute Tips for Parents of Centre First Year Students

As you say goodbye to your daughter or son, we thought you might like some
parting suggestions for this transition in your lives. Some may not be relevant to
your relationship, but many have been helpful to others as their first year student
begins the year.

   •   If your student calls you within the first few hours saying she is homesick, listen supportively, but
       stall her. Remind her that it is a very new situation, and that a certain amount of anxiety is normal.
       Encourage her to stay with the orientation program schedule, and to be open to new experiences.
       Remind her that every new student has some of these feelings, and that RAs are trained and
       available to assist. In most cases, these feelings disappear within the first month of school.
   •   If your student calls early in the semester with complaints about his roommate, encourage him to
       talk with the roommate, and if they cannot work out their differences, to seek help from his RA.
       The RA can involve Student Life staff if necessary. Do not jump in too quickly to solve the
       problem for him – this type of conflict resolution is a critical life skill that he needs to develop.
   •   From her first day on campus, encourage your student to develop a healthy lifestyle. Wellness
       activities are an important part of campus life at Centre. Encourage her to develop healthy eating,
       sleep, and exercise habits early on before academic demands are high, so that those habits will
       carry on through the more stressful parts of the year. Remind her that sleep deprivation is a
       serious problem for college students, and exacerbates many other problems, including academic
       performance difficulties.
   •   Encourage your student to organize his time around his academic schedule, and to use a planner.
       You may want to remind him that going to class is a requirement at Centre, and that other
       activities, although often important, take second place to class attendance and participation.
       Remind him that his Academic Advisor, and the Academic Affairs and Advising Office, are
       available to assist him.
   •   When you talk to your student on the phone about academics throughout the year, ask general
       questions about how classes are going and what she is learning; rather than always just asking
       about grades. Encourage and reassure when she says she may not make the grades she made in
       high school. This is a common experience of first year students toward the end of the fall
       semester. Convey the message that she can do the work at Centre.
   •   Do talk about home and family with your student on the phone and in your written communication
       with him. He may not always ask, but he does appreciate your sharing with him.
   •   Financial issues will probably need to be clarified with your student on an ongoing basis, as the
       year progresses. For instance, once she is actually on campus, she may know more about how
       much spending money she needs and for what purposes. It is always better to discuss and clarify
       than to have a situation, such as an overdrawn bank account, cause unnecessary stress.
   •   Always remind your student that campus resources exist for all types of problems, and that you
       encourage him to utilize available resources BEFORE a problem gets out of control. “Sooner,
       rather than later”, is the phrase that is communicated to students strongly and consistently.
   •   If you have concerns about your student and need to talk about those concerns, remember Mona
       Wyatt’s number: (859) 238-5345.
   •   Remember that you and your young person are entering a new stage of life, and your parenting
       actions and guidance will be less controlling and directed, and more guiding, validating, and
       advising. Of course, your ultimate goal is to have a responsible adult (and college graduate!) in a
       few years. Knowing that you must allow your Centre student to work through the process of
       decision making and skill building in this new stage of life will be incredibly helpful in the months
       and years to come.

                     Advice for the Novice College Parent

Don’t ask them if they are homesick
The power of suggestion can be a dangerous thing. The idea of being homesick
often doesn’t occur until someone suggests it. The first few weeks of school are
activity-packed. The challenges of meeting new people and adjusting to new
situations take a majority of a student’s time and concentration. So, they will
probably be able to escape the loneliness and frustrations of homesickness.
And, even if they don’t tell you during the first few weeks, they do miss you!

Write (even if they don’t write back)
Although freshmen are typically eager to experience all the away-from-home
independence they can in those first few weeks, most are still anxious for family
ties and the security those ties bring. This surge of independence may be
misinterpreted by parents as rejections, but most students (although 99 percent
won’t admit it) would give anything for some news of home and family, however
mundane it may seem to you. If you suffer from severe writer’s block, get your
student a subscription to the hometown newspaper.

There’s nothing more depressing for students than an empty mailbox or e-mail
inbox. Many Centre students and their parents keep in contact using e-mail. E-
mail is a free service to all Centre students.

Ask questions (but not too many)
College students want to be “cool” and have a tendency to resent interference
with their newfound lifestyle, but most still desire the security of knowing
someone is still interested in them.

Parental curiosity can be alienating or relief giving, depending on the attitudes of
the persons involved. “I-have-a-right-to-know” tinged questions, with ulterior
motives should be avoided. Honest inquiries, however, and other “between
friends” communication and discussion will do much to further the parent-student

Don’t worry (too much) about depressing phone calls, letters or e-mails
Parenting can be a thankless job, especially during the college years. There’s a
lot of give and only a little take.

Often when troubles seem to be too much for a student to handle (a flunked test,
end of relationship, and a shrunken T-shirt – all in one day) the only place to turn,
write or call is home. Unfortunately, this may be the only time that an urge to
communicate is felt so strongly, so you might not hear about the “A” paper or the
new boy/girlfriend. Be patient with those “nothing-is-going-right-I-hate-this-place”
phone calls, letters or e-mails. You’re providing a valuable service as an advice
dispenser, sympathetic ear or punching bag.
Visit (but not too often)
Visits by parents (especially when accompanied by shopping sprees and/or
dinner out) are events that students are reluctant to admit liking, but would
appreciate greatly. And, pretended disdain of those visits is just another part of
first-year syndrome. These visits give the student a chance to introduce some of
the important people in both of his/her now-important worlds (home and school)
to each other. Additionally, it’s a way for parents to become familiar with, and
hopefully, better understand their student’s new activities, commitments, and
friends. Remember to call first, and have your student plan the visit. You’ll learn
more about your student’s new lifestyle.

Do not tell your student “these are the best years of your life”
The freshman year can be full of indecision, insecurities, disappointment and
most of all, mistakes. It is also full of discovery, inspiration, good times and
people. It takes a while for some students to accept that being unhappy, afraid,
confused, disliked and making mistakes (in other words, accepting oneself) are
all part of this new reality, all part of growing up. It takes longer for many parents
to accept.

Any parent who believes that all college students get good grades, know what
they want to major in, always have activity-packed weekends and thousands of
close friends, while leading carefree, worry-free lives, is most likely mistaken. So
are parents that think college-educated means mistake-proof. Parents that
perpetuate and insist upon the “best years” stereotype are working against their
son/daughter’s already difficult self-development. Those who accept and
understand the highs and lows of their student’s reality are providing the support
and encouragement when and where it is needed most.

Take time to discuss finances
Most college students are still financially dependent on their parents to some
degree. Sit down and discuss your family’s financial situation with your son or
daughter. Students need to know how much money will be available to them and
how much of the fiscal responsibility is theirs.

Parents’ homeowner’s insurance usually covers the personal belongings of a full-
time student, up to the age of 23, while living in a college residential facility.
Check with your insurance company for what insurance coverage you have. For
students living off-campus, a renter’s policy should be seriously considered.

Prepare for their return
When the school year ends and your son or daughter returns home for vacation,
plan to sit down and discuss the rules of living at home. Parents need to respect
the individuality their kids have worked hard to achieve and students need to
know that there are rules and courtesies to be observed. This is a great life
Trust them
Discovering oneself is difficult enough without feeling that the people whose
opinions you respect most are second-guessing you. One of the most important
things you can do as a parent is to let your child know you trust his/her judgment.
One of the most important things my mom ever wrote me in my four years at
college was this: “I love you and want for you all the things that make you the
happiest; and I guess you, not I, are the one who knows best what those things
are.” She wrote that during my senior year. If you’re smart, you’ll believe it,
mean it, and say it now.

Expect change (but not too much)
Your son or daughter will change (either drastically within the first few months,
slowly over the four years, or somewhere in between). It’s natural, inevitable and
it can be inspiring and beautiful. College, and the experiences associated with it,
can effect changes in social, vocational and personal behavior choices. You
can’t stop the change. You may not even understand it, but it is within your
power (and to your and your son’s or daughter’s advantage) to accept it.

Remember that your student will essentially be the same person you sent away
to school, aside from interest changes and personality revisions. Don’t expect
too much, too soon. Maturation is not an instantaneous or overnight process,
and you might well discover your son or daughter returning home with some of
the habits and hang-ups, however unsophisticated, that you thought he/she
might have “grown out of.” Be patient!

                                         Adapted from “Parenting a College Freshman,”
                                         by J. Michelsen, University Editor, Bradley
                                         University, Peoria, Illinois, 1976. These “words
                                         of wisdom” were written by a college student
                                         upon graduation and are designed to help
                                         families deal with some predictable first-year
                          Friendly Faces Contact Information

This is the contact information for the “Friendly Faces of Centre College” that you will be
seeing in the next four years. Please feel free to contact any of them with any questions
you have, and they will be happy to help.

Office of Parent Programs
Mona Wyatt – Associate Director of               Amy Wilson – Assistant for
Development for Donor Relations &                Development & Parent Programs
Parent Programs                                  (859) 238-5208
(859) 238-5345                         

Student Life Office
Randy Hays – Vice President &                    Anita Bertram – Executive Secretary
Dean of Student Life                             to the VP & Dean of Student Life
(859) 238-5473                                   (859) 238-5473                  

Ann Young – Director of                          Sarah Scott Hall – Associate Dean &
Student Life & Housing                           Director of Residence Life & Counseling
(859) 238-5480                                   (859) 238-5471                   

Department of Public Safety
Gary Bugg                                        Kevin Milby
Director of Public Safety                        Director of Public Safety
(859) 238-5535                                   (859) 238-5534                   

Parsons Student Health Center
Kathy Jones – Director of Parsons                Amanda Goodwin – Physician Assistant
Student Health Center                            (859) 238-5531
(859) 238-5530                          

Kathy Miles – Director of Counseling             Marsha Edelen - Secretary
(859) 238-5740                                   (859) 238-5530                 

Finance Office
Judy Bowell – Student Accounts
(859) 238-5452

Steve Jamison – Controller                Judy Cummins – Assistant to the Controller
(859) 238-5455                            (859) 238-5454        
Sodexo Dining Services
David Stribling – General Manager       Janice Hoeck, Administrative Assistant
(859) 236-2744                          (859) 236-2744    

Information Technology Services
Art Moore – Director of Information Technology Services &
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
(859) 238-5575

Shane Wilson – Coordinator of                  Susan Kirkpatrick – Technology
Network Services                               Support Coordinator
(859) 238-5575                                 (859) 238-5575                     

Dean’s Office
Stephanie Fabritius – Vice President for       Marsha Crowe – Executive Assistant to
Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, &       the Dean of the College
Professor of Biology                           (859) 238-5226
(859) 238-5226                       

Keith Dunn – Associate Dean &                  Mary Gulley – Assistant Dean for
Professor of Chemistry                         Advising, Assistant Professor of
(859) 238-5205                                 Psychology & ADA Coordinator                          (859) 238-5223

International Programs & The Center for Global Citizenship
Milton Reigelman – Director of International Programs & The Center for Global
Citizenship, Special Assistant to the President, & Cowan Professor of English
(859) 238-5287

Lisa Nesmith – Assistant Director of The Center for Global Citizenship
(859) 238-5285

Career Services
Deborah Jones - Director of Career Services    Joy Asher
(859) 238-5286                                 Associate Director of Career Services                           (859) 238-5284
Mindy Wilson
Assistant Director for Employer                 Sherri Gowins
Relations & Internships                        Administrative Assistant
(859) 238-8792                                 (859) 238-5283               
                       Centre College Office Directory

The College’s main number is (859) 238-5200.

*Area code is (859) for all numbers

Academic Affairs & Advising            238-5343
Administrative Services                238-5464
Admission                              238-5350
Admission Welcome Centre               238-5228
Alumni Affairs                         238-5500
Athletics                              238-5488
Career Services                        238-5283
Center for Global Citizenship          238-5285
Center for Teaching & Learning         238-5288
Centre Bookstore                       238-1516
Chaplain                               238-5342
College Relations                      238-5209
Communications                         238-5716
Development                            238-5208
Dining Services (Sodexo)               236-2744**
Diversity Education                    238-6223
Document Services                      238-6999
Facilities Management                  238-5550
Finance Office                         238-5451 or 5452
Financial Planning                     238-5365
Human Resources                        238-5464
Information Technology                 238-5575
Library                                238-5273
Norton Center Box Office               236-4692**
Parents Program                        238-5208
Parsons Student Health Center          238-5530
Post Office                            238-5472
President’s Office                     238-5220
Public Safety                          238-5534 or 5535
Public Safety Help Line                236-4357**
Registrar                              238-5360
Sports Information                     238-5489
Student Life Office                    238-5473
Visual Arts Center                     238-5735

**Most College numbers begin with 238, except Dining Services (Sodexo), the
Norton Center Box Office, and the Public Safety Help Line.
                       Centre College Email Directory

Mona Wyatt, Director of Parent Programs –
Amy Wilson, Assistant to Mona Wyatt –
Keith Dunn, Associate Dean of the College –
Randy Hays, V.P. & Dean of Student Life –
Ann Young, Director of Student Life & Housing –
Sarah Scott Hall, Associate Dean & Director of Residence Life & Counseling –
Mary Gulley, Director of Advising –
Gary Bugg, Director of Public Safety –
Kevin Milby, Director of Public Safety –
Kathy Jones, Director of Parsons Student Health Center –
Kathy Miles, Director of Counseling –
Rick Axtell, Chaplain of the College –
John Cuny, V.P. for Finance & Treasurer –
Judy Bowell, Student Accounts –
Elaine Larson, Director of Student Financial Planning –
Tim Culhan, Registrar –
Thomas Manuel, Assistant Registrar –
Sharon Duncan, Academic Records Specialist –
J. Carey Thomson, V.P. for Enrollment & Student Planning Services –
Art Moore, Director of Information Technology Services –
Milton Reigelman, Director of The Center for Global Citizenship –
Deborah Jones, Director of Career Services –
Joy Asher, Associate Director of Career Services –
Stan Campbell, Director of the Library –
Brian Chafin, Director of Athletics & Recreation –
David Stribling, Manager of Dining Services –
Ann King, Post Office & Document Services –
Centre Bookstore –
Sharon Rogers-Hinkle, Norton Center Box Office –
John Roush, President of Centre College –
Stephanie Fabritius, V.P. for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College –

If you need to email anyone else on campus, there is an email directory on
Centre’s web page. Just go to and click on Directories at
the top of the page in the second column. Most college addresses are in the
                           2010 – 2011 CALENDAR
                              FALL TERM 2010

New Students Arrive/Orientation Begins            August 25
New Student Volunteer Cleanup                     August 28
Opening Convocation                               August 29
Classes Begin                                     August 30
Family Weekend                                    September 17-18
Midterm                                           October 13
Fall Break                                        October 14-17
Homecoming                                        October 22-23
Thanksgiving Break                                November 24-28
Classes End                                       December 3
Reading Days                                      December 4-5
Final Examinations                                December 6-10

                            CENTRETERM 2011

Classes Begin                                     January 4
Founders Day Celebration                          January 19
Classes End                                       January 25

                            SPRING TERM 2011

Classes Begin                                     February 2
Midterm                                           March 18
Spring Break                                      March 19-27
Classes End                                       May 10
Reading Day                                       May 11
Final Examinations                                May 12-18
Commencement                                      May 22
                                                                                                                        AUGUST 2010
   Sunday              Monday             Tuesday           Wednesday             Thursday               Friday              Saturday
               1                    2                 3                    4                   5                    6                      7

               8                    9                10                  11                   12                   13                   14
                                                                                                                          Football check-in
                                                                                Fall Term                                 11 am – 1 pm
                                                                                Tuition Due                               Campus Center
                                                                                                                          Orientation 2-3 pm
                                                                                                                          Vahlkamp Theatre

              15                   16                17                  18                   19                   20                   21
                                                                                Athlete check-in     Athlete check-in
                                                                                11 am – 1 pm         11 am – 1 pm
                                                                                Campus Center        Campus Center
                                                                                Orientation 2-3 pm   Orientation 2-3 pm
                                                                                Vahlkamp Theatre     Vahlkamp Theatre

              22                   23                24                  25                   26                   27                   28
                                                           New Student
                                        New Parent         Move-in                                                        New Student
                                        Orientation        9 am–1 pm                                                      Service Plunge
                                        7 – 9 pm           Campus Center
                                        Vahlkamp Theatre   Parent Orientation
                                                           3:15-4:45 pm
                                                           Norton Center
              29                   30                31
Opening            Classes Begin
                                                                                           SEPTEMBER 2010
Sunday            Monday        Tuesday        Wednesday       Thursday            Friday              Saturday
                                                           1               2                    3                  4

          5                 6              7               8               9                  10                  11
                                                                               Last day to add
              Labor Day                                                        or drop a class
                                                                               Last day to
                                                                               register for Pass/
         12                13             14           15                 16                  17                  18

                                                                               Family Weekend       Family Weekend

         19                20             21           22                 23                  24                  25

         26                27             28           29                 30
                                                                                               OCTOBER 2010
    Sunday        Monday        Tuesday         Wednesday         Thursday            Friday            Saturday
                                                                                                1                   2

              3             4              5                6                 7                 8                   9

             10            11             12             13                  14                15                  16

                                               Midterm          Fall Break        Fall Break        Fall Break

             17            18             19             20                  21                22                  23

Fall Break                                                                        Homecoming        Homecoming

             24            25             26             27                  28                29                  30


                                                                                                               NOVEMBER 2010
    Sunday          Monday           Tuesday           Wednesday              Thursday                Friday               Saturday
                              1                   2                     3                     4                     5                   6

                                  Election Day

                7             8                   9                  10                     11                  12                     13

Daylight Savings                                                            Veteran’s Day
Time Ends

               14            15                  16                  17                     18                  19                     20

               21            22                  23                  24                     25                  26                     27
                                                      Break                 Thanksgiving          Thanksgiving          Thanksgiving
                                                                            Day/Break             Break                 Break
                                                      Residence Halls       College Holiday       College Holiday
                                                      Close at 6 pm

               28            29                  30

                                                                                                                    DECEMBER 2010
Sunday            Monday               Tuesday             Wednesday              Thursday                Friday               Saturday
                                                                            1                     2                     3                    4

                                                                                                      Classes End

          5                     6                     7                     8                     9                 10                      11

              Finals                Finals                Finals                Finals                Finals

                                                                                                      Residence Halls
                                                                                                      Close at 6 pm

         12                 13                    14                    15                    16                    17                      18

         19                 20                    21                    22                    23                    24                      25

                                    Spring Term                                                       Christmas Eve         Christmas Day
                                    Tuition Due                                                       College Holiday

         26                 27                    28                    29                    30                    31

              College Holiday       College Holiday       College Holiday       College Holiday       New Year’s Eve
                                                                                                      College Holiday
                                                                                                                        JANUARY 2011
    Sunday              Monday               Tuesday              Wednesday            Thursday              Friday             Saturday

                                                                                                                             New Year’s Day

                2                     3                     4                    5                   6                   7                    8
                                                                Last day to add
                    Residence Halls       Classes Begin         or drop a class
                    Open at Noon                                Last day to
                                                                register for Pass/
                9                   10                    11                    12                  13                  14                  15

               16                   17                    18                    19                  20                  21                  22

                    Martin Luther                               Founder’s Day
                    King, Jr. Day

               23                   24                    25                    26                  27                  28                  29

                                          Classes End           Winter Break         Winter Break        Winter Break        Winter Break

                                          Residence Halls
                                          Close at 6 pm

               30                   31

Winter Break        Winter Break
                                                                                                        FEBRUARY 2011
Sunday            Monday               Tuesday             Wednesday           Thursday        Friday        Saturday
                                                      1                    2               3             4               5

                                    Winter Break          Classes Begin

                                    Residence Halls
                                    Open at Noon

          6                     7                     8                    9              10            11              12

         13                 14                     15                     16              17            18              19
                                    Last day to add
              Valentine’s Day       or drop a class
                                    Last day to
                                    register for Pass/
         20                 21                     22                     23              24            25              26

              President’s Day

         27                 28
                                                                                                                                 MARCH 2011
    Sunday                Monday             Tuesday            Wednesday             Thursday                 Friday               Saturday
                                                           1                   2                       3                     4                   5

                                                                                                           Special Needs
                                                                                                           Housing Requests
                                                                                                           Due to Parsons

                  6                   7                    8                   9                  10                      11                    12

               13                    14                  15                   16                  17                      18                    19
Daylight Savings                                                                   St. Patrick’s Day                             Spring Break
Time begins                                                                                                Residence Halls
                                                                                                           Close at 6 pm

               20                    21                  22                   23                  24                      25                    26

Spring Break          Spring Break        Spring Break         Spring Break        Spring Break            Spring Break          Spring Break

               27                    28                  29                   30                  31
                      Off Campus          Abroad Housing
Spring Break          Housing             Selection
Residence Halls       Applications        7 p.m.
Open at Noon          Available at SLO    Campus Center
                                                                                                                     APRIL 2011
   Sunday                Monday              Tuesday           Wednesday       Thursday            Friday             Saturday
                                                                                                               1                  2

                 3                   4                     5               6               7                   8                  9
                     Single, apartment,                                                        Off-campus
                     Pearl, and special                                                        housing
                     housing sign-ups                                                          applications due in
                     all week in SLO                                                           SLO

                10                 11                  12              13                 14                  15                 16
                                          6:00 Off-campus
                                          6:30 Singles
                                          7:00 Hillside
                                          7:30 Pearl
                                          Campus Center
                17                 18                  19              20                 21                  22                 23
                                          Number Draw
Palm Sunday                               10 am–2 pm                                           Good Friday
                                          4:30 Need a
                                          Campus Center
                24                 25                  26              27                 28                  29                 30

Easter Sunday                             Room Selection
                                          Campus Center
                                                                                                                          MAY 2011
    Sunday              Monday               Tuesday          Wednesday              Thursday            Friday           Saturday
                1                     2                  3                     4                 5                 6                   7

                8                     9                 10                11                    12                13                  14

Mother’s Day                              Classes End                              Finals            Finals            Finals

               15                 16                    17                18                    19                20                  21
                    Finals                Finals             Finals                                                    Activities
                                                             Residence Halls
                                                             Close at 6 pm                                             Armed Forces

               22                 23                    24                25                    26                27                  28

Senior Residence
Halls Close
at 8 pm
               29                 30                    31

                    Memorial Day
                    College Holiday
                                                                                                JUNE 2011
    Sunday          Monday        Tuesday        Wednesday        Thursday        Friday        Saturday
                                                              1               2             3               4

               5              6              7                8               9            10              11

               12            13             14               15              16            17              18

               19            20             21               22              23            24              25

Father’s Day

               26            27             28               29              30
                                                                                                  JULY 2011
Sunday            Monday            Tuesday        Wednesday        Thursday        Friday        Saturday
                                                                                              1               2

          3                     4              5               6                7             8               9

              College Holiday

         10                 11                12               13              14            15              16

         17                 18                19               20              21            22              23

         24                 25                26               27              28            29              30

                                                Centre College
                                             Student Life Office
                             600 West Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky 40422
                               (located on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center)

The purpose and mission of the Centre College Student Life Office is to contribute to a safe, social, learning
environment in which the individual will be able to foster an appropriate respect for self and others, develop
responsible decision making skills, improve relationship and coping skills, appreciate the value of community
service, and enhance leadership abilities in order to take his or her place in a diverse society.

        Randy Hays                Vice President & Dean of Student Life
        Anita Bertram             Executive Secretary to the VP & Dean of Student Life

        Melissa Clarke            Director of Greek Life & New Student Orientation
        Sarah Scott Hall          Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life
        Megan Noltemeyer          Associate Dean and Director of Campus Activities
        Patrick Noltemeyer        Associate Dean and Director of Community Service & the Bonner Program
        Ann Young                 Director of Student Life & Housing

        TBD                       Area Coordinator
        Laura Pasley              Student Life Coordinator for Greek Affairs & Leadership Development
        Elizabeth Wisman          Bonner Coordinator

        Gary Bugg                 Director of Public Safety*
        Kevin Milby               Director of Public Safety*

        Kathy Jones               Director of Parsons Student Health Center*
        Marsha Edelen             Secretary, Parsons Student Health Center*
        Amanda Goodwin            Physician Assistant*

        Kathy Miles               Director of Counseling*
        Grazia Levin              Counselor*

        Rick Axtell               College Chaplain* (Spring)
        Jeff Jones                Interim College Chaplain* (Fall/CentreTerm)

                      *The Department of Public Safety is located in the Breeze House which is
                            between the Combs Center and Walnut House/Post Office.

                       An "annex" is also located next to the Combs Center on Walnut Street.
                             Public Safety's phone number is (859) 236-HELP (4357).

                            *Parsons Student Health Center is located in Sutcliffe Hall.
                                      The phone number is (859) 238-5530.

                                  *The College Chaplain is located Crounse 452.
                                      The phone number is (859) 238-5342.

The Student Life Office also works very closely with Diversity Education, the Athletics Department, Career
Services, and the Academic Deans’ offices.
                           ANNUAL CAMPUS EVENTS

First-Year Orientation
The first-year orientation program is an exciting and informative program that prepares
both new students and their parents to begin a successful career at Centre.

The program begins just prior to the start of the fall semester when new students and
their parents arrive at Centre for the first time. While the students are meeting their new
classmates, parents will be able to meet representatives from various campus offices,
including parent programs, finance, health, food services, computer services, and
others. Students and parents together will be welcomed by the President, meet with
academic advisors, and have lunch in the dining hall.

During orientation week, new students participate in academic and student life
orientation activities, have dessert and a book discussion at their advisor’s home, have
a picnic with the president, take part in the community service plunge, and much more.
Students are placed in an orientation group with an orientation assistant, who will have
contacted them over the summer. Orientation assistants are current students and will
officially introduce new students to the Centre community. They participate in all
activities during orientation week and plan events throughout the year in conjunction
with the Resident Assistants.

Opening Convocation
The Opening Convocation takes place the Sunday evening before the first day of
classes. This is a formal academic ceremony held in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center
for the Arts. Faculty and first-year students line up in front of Old Centre and process to
the Norton Center, where the class will be officially welcomed to Centre College.

Activities Expo
Sponsored by the Student Life Office, the Activities Expo is a time for Centre
organizations, service agencies, and local businesses and organizations to share
information with students and give away tons of neat stuff. This event takes place
during the first week of classes.

Senior Celebration
Hosted by the Career Services Office, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Parent
Programs, Senior Celebration is a dinner held during the first week of classes. Seniors
receive commencement information and some helpful tips from Career Services.
Several young alums are there to talk about their transitions to the work world or
graduate school and answer questions. Also, the first part of the “Honor Walk” takes
place after dinner.

Family Weekend
Every fall the Centre Parents Association welcomes you to Family Weekend! This
special event is a wonderful opportunity for your whole family to experience Centre
campus life and to share time with your student. Siblings, grandparents, favorite aunts
– all the family – are welcome! Activities include presentations by faculty, several sports
events, a DramaCentre production, a mini-concert from the choral and instrumental
ensembles, a performance by a nationally-touring comedian, and the Family
Celebration dinner. Also, the Norton Center offers some great entertainment that
weekend. Click on Family Weekend under the Events section of the parent webpage to
see a complete schedule of events.

Centre’s annual homecoming celebration takes place in October and is a weekend jam-
packed with activities for everyone. On Friday, alums can attend classes with their
favorite professors, catch up with old friends at the Alumni Reception, and party at the
Homecoming Gala at the Norton Center for the Arts. Start Saturday morning with a 5K
run, then attend the Alumni Recognition Ceremony, the Alumni Luncheon, sports
events, and (for some) your class reunion. Finally, don’t miss the traditional concert by
Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes on Saturday evening.

Founder’s Day
Centre College was founded in 1819, and every January we celebrate Founder’s Day
with a special ceremony at the Norton Center for the Arts.

Carnival and Spring Sing
Every spring the Student Activities Council puts on Carnival and Spring Sing for
everyone on campus. Even the professors get involved! Spring Sing is a competition
open to any group or individual on campus and is usually judged by several members of
the faculty and staff. Groups compete to see who can come up with the most clever
song or medley about some aspect of life at good ole Centre C. Carnival takes place
the following Friday. Students can play on the many inflatable toys, such as a boxing
ring and obstacle course, try to dunk a professor or staff member in the dunking booth,
give a professor a pie in the face for charity, play games, and more. To cap off the
evening, the Student Activities Council books some great entertainment. Past
performers include Hootie and the Blowfish, They Might be Giants, and Matt Nathanson.

Greek Week
Every April, the nine fraternities and sororities on campus hold several competitions
during Greek Week. They compete in the Greek Olympics, test their knowledge of
Centre in a trivia game, raise money for different charities, receive academic awards,
and much more.

Honors Convocation
In this last convocation of the year, the College recognizes those students who have
distinguished themselves academically or as student leaders on campus. Also, the
honor societies present their new members to the College.

Commencement is the culmination of a student’s experience at Centre College.
Centre’s commencement ceremony takes place on a Sunday in May and includes
several traditions, including the legacy photo, the Honor Walk, the Family Celebration,
and a fireworks display. The complete commencement schedule and information will be
posted at
                       CENTRE DINING SERVICES

Cowan Dining Hall
The central dining service to the college community. Centre Dining is managed by
Sodexo, which offers the “Ultimate Dining” program, ensuring individual servings of
restaurant style menus. This program provides a wide array of fresh food choices at
each meal, including vegetarian and vegan offerings. Cowan is open Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m. Continental breakfast is served between breakfast and lunch Monday
through Friday, and a lite lunch is available between lunch and dinner. Brunch is
served Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between the breakfast
and dinner meals. Also, Grab ‘n’ Go lunches are available at Cowan for those who
have limited time at meals.

Everyday Café
Conveniently located on the first floor of the Campus Center, The Everyday Café
offers an array of dining options, including burgers and fries, grilled cheese
sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas, and more all cooked to order. You’ll also find an
array of Simply To Go sandwiches and salads. The Everyday Café is open Monday-
Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Saturday 1:00 p.m.
to 12:00 a.m.; and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Hall of Fame Café
This Centre eatery features the award-winning Jazzman’s Rainforest Alliance
Certified coffee and is located on the second floor of Sutcliffe Hall overlooking the
intramural gym. Students can enjoy a wide variety of coffee selections featuring
espressos, mochas, and lattes as well as fruit smoothies. Food choices include
homemade baked goods, fresh sandwiches, salads, and wraps, and parfaits made
daily. The Hall of Fame Café is open Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.;
Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meal Plans:
Carte Blanche:
   • Unlimited meals at Cowan and $75 Flex Dollars
      Designed for the student who is always on the go!

The Centre 16:
   • 16 meals per week and $320 Flex Dollars
     With sixteen meals at Cowan and $320 that can be redeemed anywhere on
     campus, this is a well balanced option.

The Centre 13:
   • 13 meals per week and $400 Flex Dollars
      Thirteen meals at Cowan and $400 that can be redeemed anywhere on
      campus. This plan provides more flexibility for the busy student schedule.

The Centre 10:
   • 10 meals per week and $640 Flex Dollars
     The perfect plan for the late riser.

Block Plan:
   • 100 meals per semester and $775 Flex Dollars
      Eat whenever and wherever you want as many times as you want!

Centre Dining FAQ:
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are Flex Dollars?
   A: Flex Dollars are attached to the meal plans and are under the control of our
   campus food service, Sodexo.

Q. Where can Flex Dollars be used?
   A: Flex Dollars can be used at Cowan Dining Hall, The Everyday Café, and The
   Hall of Fame Café at any time.

Q. Where can the meals on the meal plan be used?
   A: Meals may be used at Cowan Dining Hall during designated meal times.

Q: How and when do we sign up for Meal Plans and Flex Dollars?
   A: Students will receive a mailing during the summer that allows them to choose a
   meal plan. Flex Dollars are available on all meal plans, and additional Dollars
   may be purchased at Cowan at any time during the year. Students receive 45%
   of their Flex Dollars in the Fall Term, 10% in the CentreTerm, and the last 45% in
   the Spring Term. Any Flex Dollars not spent in a term may be carried over to the
   next term, but any Flex Dollars not spent by the end of the academic year in May
   will be forfeited.

Q. What if the meal plan we chose over the summer doesn’t work out?
   A. No problem. Meal plans can be changed through the student life office during
   the first two weeks of Fall Term and Spring Term. Just call Anita Bertram at 859-

Q. What if I lost my student ID card?
   A. Contact Anita Bertram in the student life office at 859-238-5473, and she will
   be happy to make you a new one.
            Frequently Asked Health Questions of Incoming First-Year Students
                           From Parsons Student Health Center

1. What if I have questions over the summer?

      Parsons Student Health Center is closed during the summer months, but a staff member
      will be in periodically to check email ( and return phone
      messages (859-238-5530). Please let us know if you have a chronic health condition that
      will require special care or accommodation. If you require special housing, please talk to
      Ann Young, Director of Housing in the Student Life Office, 859-238-5480 immediately.

2. What services are provided by Parsons Student Health Center?

      Parsons Student Health Center has weekday doctors’ clinics for one hour four days per
      week, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. –
      9:00 a.m. These are staffed by Drs. Brian Ellis and Jonathan Clark of Family Practice
      Physicians. A Physician Assistant and a Registered Nurse are available Monday,
      Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – Noon.
      There are no office visit charges.

      Allergy shots can be given at Parsons at no charge. Allergy shot patients should bring
      their vials and dosage sheets when they come to campus or have them sent directly to
      Parsons Student Health Center.

      Medications, diagnostic tests, and vaccinations are available for a reasonable cost.
      Payment may be made at the time of service or charged to the student’s account. If
      further diagnostic tests are required, these are done at the hospital.

      For students traveling abroad, certain vaccines and/or medications may be recommended
      or required for a specific country. Your accompanying professor will coordinate a travel
      clinic with Parsons in order for you to obtain the vaccines and medications needed for
      your travel. You must attend our travel clinic in order to receive these vaccines or
      medications. For travel advice not related to Centre’s study abroad program and for
      those students not able to attend our travel clinic, we suggest you seek assistance from
      one of the following: Kentucky Travel Medicine,
      University of Louisville, University of Kentucky

      A women’s health clinic is offered twice monthly provided by the local health
      department. Exams, contraceptives, testing for sexually transmitted infections, as well as
      other services are available. Most of their services are free of charge, but an appointment
      is necessary.

      For emergencies, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is located two blocks
      from campus. Please visit for more information.
      Non-emergencies will seldom need attention outside of the designated health center
      hours. However, there are two walk-in health care facilities in Danville: Bluegrass
      Immediate Care located at 478 Whirl-A-Way Drive is open seven days a week (859-236-
      3208); and The Weekend Walk-in Clinic located at 109 Daniel Drive is open on
      Saturdays and Sundays (859-239-6522). These clinics may provide faster and less
      expensive service for non-emergencies than the emergency room.

3. Mental Health Counseling: What is available through Centre College?

      Centre's Student Assistance Program includes professional services provided to Centre
      students to assist students in being productive, successful, and well-adjusted young
      adults. Counseling services are provided by a full time on-campus counselor and a part
      time on-campus counselor, both located at Parsons Student Health Center. These
      counselors are available to see students experiencing such problems as stress and anxiety,
      depression, substance abuse, relationship and family issues, eating disorders, sexuality
      issues, transition to college, grief/loss issues, and any other adjustment issues. Services
      provided include problem assessment, short-term counseling, referral to appropriate
      services, including psychiatry and medical evaluation, education and training, and

      Counseling to Centre students is free and confidential. Appointments may be made by
      calling Kathy Miles, Director of Counseling, at (859) 238-5740, or emailing her at, or students may call Parsons Student Health Center at (859)
      238-5530. Flexible appointment times are available each weekday so that they do not
      conflict with a student’s class schedule.

      Parsons medical staff members are available to prescribe some mental health
      medications; referrals for other medications and psychiatric consults will be arranged
      with outside providers by the Director of Counseling. Any off-campus mental health
      services to students are the financial responsibility of the student and parents.

      Students are encouraged to have medications for ADD/ADHD prescribed by their family

      Educational information on a variety of mental health and substance abuse topics are
      available at Parsons. Information is also available in the Wellness Library
                            FAQ – RESIDENTIAL ISSUES

Q. How secure are the residence halls?

      A. All residence halls remain locked at all times. Students must use their Centre
      ID cards to gain access to any of the residence halls. If a student’s ID card is lost
      or stolen, the student should report it to the Department of Public Safety
      immediately, and the card will be deactivated so that it can no longer be used to
      enter residence halls or obtain meals on campus. Replacement ID cards are
      made in the Student Life Office located on the second floor of the Campus
      Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is a $25 charge for a
      replacement ID card. Students are encouraged to lock their doors when they are
      gone and not to prop any exterior doors open.

Q. What are the housing requirements of students at Centre College?

      A. Because of the value Centre attaches to life in a residential community,
      students are required to live in College residences and to purchase a meal plan
      for use in campus dining facilities. Exceptions to the residency requirement are
      made for students to live at home with their parents in or near Danville. Seniors
      wanting to live off-campus must submit an application requesting to do so to the
      Director of Student Life and Housing by the published deadline in the spring
      during the room selection process. Permission to live off campus may be
      granted by the Housing Office on a seniority basis depending upon the number of
      applicants and vacant beds on campus. It is unlikely that anyone other than a
      limited number of seniors will be granted permission to live off campus.
      Permission to live off campus is granted on an annual basis and is not
      guaranteed from year to year. Students who are granted permission to live off-
      campus must still purchase a meal plan. Married students are expected to
      arrange for their own off-campus housing.

Q. Can first-year students have a car on campus?

      A. Yes. All students are permitted to have a car on campus. Students must
      register their vehicle online through the Department of Public Safety web page.
      They will then be issued a decal indicating the lot(s) in which they are authorized
      to park. An annual $50 registration fee will be assessed to the student’s bill.

Q. Are Resident Assistants available to help students if needed?

      A. Resident Assistants (RAs) are a select group of students who live in specific
      areas and have primary responsibility there, under the direction of a Residence
      Director. They are selected each year based upon application. Residence
      Directors (RDs) are experienced, highly regarded former Resident Assistants
      who live in and oversee specified residences or groups of residences. The RAs
      act as educators, promoting the principles of citizenship and leadership. They
      hold informational hall meetings, plan hall activities, and are available to provide
      help to students if needed.
Q. What kind of telephone service does Centre College provide in the residence

      A. Centre provides one phone line per room, but the students must supply the
      phone. Students will also be provided a local telephone directory, which outlines
      the state and federal regulations governing telephone usage. Local service is
      provided by AT&T and is free for students. Long distance service is provided by
      ECCI, and the charges are billed directly to the student. Students living in Pearl
      Hall and the Cheek Emeritus House only may rent a phone from the College.

Q. What is Centre’s visitation policy for the residence halls?

      A. Visitation is defined as social visiting by members of the other gender in
      student rooms by invitation of the resident(s). Either roommate may deny the
      privilege of visitation in his/her room to any person. The housing of guests of the
      other gender overnight or longer is a violation of college regulations. The
      purpose of this regulation is to protect the privacy and rights of room and hall
      mates. Upon approval by the Residence Life Staff and the Student Life Office,
      first-year students are granted visitation privileges after the first three weeks of
      fall term. The maximum visitation hours for first-year students during the
      remainder of the first term are:
      Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.; Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

      First-year students will be granted 24-hour visitation after the first term. Most
      buildings have a specified area, such as a basement, living room, or lounge,
      which has 24-hour visitation privileges as well as restroom facilities for members
      of the opposite sex. These privileges can be rescinded by a majority vote of the
      residents or due to abuse of the privilege or behavioral problems.

Q. When does my son or daughter have to move out after final exams?

      A. The residence halls officially close for the summer at 6:00 p.m. on the day of
      the last exam. Students should be moved out of their rooms by this time.
      Exceptions to this rule include seniors and their senior week guests and any
      other students who will be participating in the baccalaureate and/or
      commencement ceremonies. These students will be allowed to remain in their
      rooms until 8:00 p.m. on the Sunday of commencement. Students are not
      required to move out of their rooms over breaks.

Q. What is Centre’s alcohol policy?

      A. The use of alcoholic beverages by students under 21 years of age and the use
      of illicit drugs are prohibited on campus and at campus-sponsored events. The
      use of alcoholic beverages by students is a matter of individual choice and
      involves the student’s acceptance of responsibility for whatever legal and
      personal consequences may ensue. The College does not accept legal liability
      for student violations of the law.

      Students who are clearly in a state of intoxication, or who represent a possible
      threat to their own health and safety or to that of others, or who appear prone to
      disorderly conduct, are subject to sanctions through the College’s judicial system.
      In cases of disorderly conduct or vandalism connected with the abuse of alcohol,
      the fact that the offender had been drinking will not be treated as a mitigating
      circumstance in meting out sanctions. The Department of Public Safety and
      other College officials are authorized to issue citations to those who are
      intoxicated in public.

      Centre intends to send a “zero tolerance” message regarding illegal possession
      or misuse of drugs, or knowingly being in the presence of those who possess or
      misuse drugs. Students found to be in violation of this policy are subject to
      immediate administrative suspension.

      Whenever the use. Possession, or sale of alcohol would represent a potential
      legal liability to the institution, the College is required to prohibit its availability.
      College officials cannot serve alcohol to students in violation of the law, nor can
      alcohol be used in places to which the public has ready access, such as athletic
      contests, in the dining hall, or in other locations that the College may stipulate
      from time to time.

      Specific guidelines are provided to students at the start of each fall term.
      Educational programs about drug and alcohol abuse are presented during new
      student orientation each year, and new students are required to complete an
      online alcohol education program before arriving on campus.

Q. Is Centre a safe campus?

      A. The Department of Public Safety makes every effort to provide a safe and
      secure environment for each student, faculty, staff and visitor to our campus.
      Public safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help ensure
      the safety of Centre students. The officers are trained in various areas of general
      security and fire safety. They do not limit their efforts to criminal activities, but
      will respond to any matter involving the personal safety of someone within the
      Centre College community.

      A campus wide Emergency Response Plan is located at the public safety office.
      The mission of the plan is to provide a coordinated, effective response in the
      event of a natural or man-made disaster on or around the Centre College
      campus, to provide for the health and safety of all affected individuals within the
      Centre community, to minimize property damage, and to return Centre College to
      normal operating conditions following such an emergency. Designated safe
      places and other pertinent information regarding severe weather and other safety
      evacuation procedures are posted in all campus buildings

      The Department of Public Safety has implemented a campus-wide emergency
      mass notification system. In the event of an emergency, this system will
      simultaneously email, call, and text all students, faculty, and staff with information
      concerning the emergency. In order to receive this notification, students, faculty,
      and staff must sign up for the service at the beginning of the academic year.

      In addition to the mass notification system, the Department of Public Safety has
      installed several large LED emergency notification signs on campus. These
      signs have a flashing strobe light, emit an audible alarm, and provide scrolling
      text messages when activated. These devices will only be activated in the event
      of an actual emergency where further action is necessary.

      There are emergency phones located throughout the campus, which
      automatically call DPS. Also, DPS provides a 24-hour escort service for students
      on campus. An officer will escort a student anywhere on campus at any time.
      They can be reached on campus by dialing HELP (4357) or from off campus at
      236-HELP (4357) at any time.

      The Department of Public Safety provides campus crime statistics annually on
      their web page as mandated by federal law.

Q. What is Centre’s policy on hazing?

      A. Centre College views any form of hazing as contrary to the mission and
      purpose of this institution. No individual or group may haze another at any time
      including initiation into any organization or at the time of affiliation with an
      organization. In accordance with the Fraternity Executives Association, the
      National Interfraternity Conferences, and the National Panhellenic Council,
      Centre College defines hazing as any act of behavior whether physical,
      emotional, or psychological, which subjects a person, voluntarily or involuntarily,
      to abuse, mistreatment, degradation, humiliation, harassment, embarrassment,
      or intimidation, or which may in any fashion compromise her or his inherent
      human dignity. At Centre, respect for the personal dignity of each student,
      faculty, and staff member is crucial to our enterprise.

      The Student Life Office is committed to appropriate personal, social, and
      intellectual development of all Centre students and seeks to foster an
      environment that promotes a positive collegiate experience. Hazing is viewed as
      detrimental and contradictory to these objectives and will not be tolerated. Any
      member of the College community who observes a hazing incident should report
      it immediately to a staff member in the Student Life Office, the Director of
      Athletics, or the Department of Public Safety. Individuals or groups found guilty
      of hazing are subject to penalties, which may be as severe as expulsion from the
                    FAQ – EXTRACURRICULAR ISSUES

Q. My child has been very involved with community service and leadership
throughout high school. Does Centre offer any programs where students
can continue this service?

      A. Volunteerism is an important component of Centre’s commitment to
      prepare students for lives of learning, leadership, and service, and Centre
      offers a number of ways that students can volunteer in Danville and the
      surrounding areas. CARE (Centre Action Reaches Everyone) is Centre’s
      umbrella volunteer service organization and serves as a liaison between
      Centre’s campus and the Danville/Boyle County area. Members of CARE
      are responsible for coordinating a number of substantial projects including
      the fall and spring blood drives, Read Across America Day, the Angel Tree
      project, and Hunger and Homelessness Week.

      Members of CARE are also responsible for recruiting and coordinating the
      volunteer efforts of individual students at the numerous agencies in the
      Danville/Boyle County area. Centre students serve the community by
      volunteering their time at the Humane Society, the Recycling Center,
      Ephraim McDowell Hospital, local nursing homes, the Salvation Army, Big
      Brothers Big Sisters, the Housing Authority, the Rape Crisis Center, the
      Hope Clinic, Sadie’s Animal Rescue, and several after school programs.

      Centre also has active chapters of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service
      fraternity, and Habitat for Humanity. Members of campus groups often
      participate in projects that are important to their organization.

Q. Are there activities available to fill out-of-classroom time?

      A. There are many. Join a service organization, pre-professional society
      (such as pre-med or pre-law), visual and performing arts group, religious
      group, publication staff, or political club. Run for office in the Student
      Government Association. Or join a varsity athletic team or intramural
      team. Centre offers activities for every interest.

      Centre offers five fraternities for men and four sororities for women. The
      five fraternities are Delta Kappa Epsilon (colony), Phi Delta Theta, Phi
      Kappa Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Chi. The four sororities are
      Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Kappa Kappa
      Gamma. Greeks at Centre can be found helping in campus events,
      volunteering in Danville and the surrounding communities, and hosting
      great parties that are open to all students.

      Centre offers many academic clubs and societies. For instance, the
      American Chemical Society, Art Society, Chess Club, Cycling Club,
      Deutschklub Club, Economic Society, Equestrian Club, French Society,
      Hispanic Society, Japanese Club, Law Society, NEST, Optimist Club,
      Politics Society, Pre-Health Professions Society, Pre-Veterinary Society,
      and Step Team are just a few of the many opportunities on campus.

      Centre also offers academic honor societies, one of which, Phi Beta
      Kappa, is the only chapter at a private school in Kentucky. In addition to
      Phi Beta Kappa, Centre has a chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a
      leadership fraternity, and academic fraternities delineated by major.
      These academic fraternities are: Beta Beta Beta (biology), Omicron Delta
      Epsilon (economics), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Sigma Iota (foreign
      language), Pi Mu Epsilon (math), Pi Sigma Alpha (government), Psi Chi
      (psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), and Sigma Pi Sigma (physics).

Q. Does Centre have a campus minister or any religious groups for

      A. Rick Axtell is Centre’s college chaplain as well as an associate
      professor of religion at the College. He holds a B.A. degree from
      Mississippi College, and he earned an M.Div. degree and a Ph.D. from the
      Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also completed advanced
      studies at the University of Notre Dame.

      The Religious Life Office works to promote vital religious life and greater
      religious understanding on campus. This office provides encouragement
      and coordination of the work of campus religious groups. It strives to
      strengthen students’ links to their own religious traditions by facilitating
      local congregations’ ministries to students as well as enhance the
      College’s mission to educate its students as morally and socially
      responsible citizens.

      The Religious Life Office provides pastoral care and religious counseling
      for the campus community and advises students considering religious
      vocations and divinity school programs. In addition to speakers, worship
      services, dinners, and discussion groups, the Religious Life Office
      sponsors events such as the Advent Service of Lessons and Carols,
      Lenten observances, Passover Seder, and Baccalaureate. The College
      Chaplain offers a Christian contemplative worship service every Sunday
      night in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church adjacent to the campus.

      Religious groups on campus include Baptist Campus Ministry, Centre
      Catholic Community, Centre Christian Fellowship, CentreFaith (interfaith
      dialogue group), CentrePeace (peace and justice group), Fellowship of
      Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity, Muslim Student Association,
      Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship.
                            BILL OF STUDENT RIGHTS

In order to preserve and guarantee the students of Centre College those
conditions which are indispensable to the full achievement of the objectives of
higher education in a free democratic society, the student body of the College
holds the following rights essential to the complete development of the student as
an individual and to the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities as a citizen of that

ARTICLE I – The right to maintain democratic student government and to establish
a constitution and any other such regulations as may be deemed necessary and
proper to achieve that end.

ARTICLE II – The right to a fair and impartial hearing with the following inviolable
rights specifically guarded: (a) written notice of the charge forty-eight hours before
the hearing; (b) the right to present a defense; (c) the right to call and examine
witnesses; (d) the right to the assistance of an advisor chosen from students,
faculty and administration at Centre College; (e) the right to confront all testimony
presented by the presenter of the case; (f) the right to produce evidence on one’s
own behalf; (g) the right to be free from self-incrimination; (h) the right to be
present at all proceedings of the judiciary, except its private deliberations; and (i)
the right to appeal within forty-eight hours following a decision in all disciplinary

ARTICLE III – The right to petition through proper channels for redress of
grievances, including changes in curriculum, faculty members, or grading systems.

ARTICLE IV – The right of students to a clear and concise statement, upon
admission to the College, of their contractual rights, obligations, and
responsibilities pertaining to education, extracurricular activities, and college

ARTICLE V – The right of students and student organizations to use campus
facilities, provided the facilities are used for the purpose contracted, subject only to
such regulations as are required for scheduling meeting times and places and
maintaining the facilities.

ARTICLE VI – The right of every student to exercise his/her full rights as a citizen
in forming and participating in campus, local, national, or international
organizations for intellectual, religious, social, political, economic, or cultural
purposes, and to publish and/or determine his/her views and those of his/her
organization on campus.

ARTICLE VII – The right of students, individually, or in association with other
individuals, to engage freely in off-campus activities, exercising their rights as
citizens of community, state, and nation, provided they do not claim to represent
the College.
                          MONEY MATTERS & MISCELLANEOUS

The information below may answer a few of your questions about money matters on campus
and about other items that may be of interest to you.

CLASS SCHEDULES: IMPORTANT NOTE: Placement information and course registration choices
went out on June 25. The tentative schedules are due back in the Registrar’s Office from the
students by July 9. First-Year Students will have access to their tentative fall schedules on (or
around) August 6. Also keep in mind that schedules are always subject to change!

DORM ROOMS: Roommate assignment letters will be mailed around July 9 with information
about your student’s roommate and which dorm room they will be in.

For measurements and information on most dorm rooms, please go to the Centre web page and
click on Campus Life at the top of the page and then click on Residence Life. Most freshmen
women will be housed in Yerkes, Cheek/Evans, and 1st floor Acheson/Caldwell (a group of
residence halls on the north side of campus). Most freshman men will be housed in Nevin, 2nd
and 3rd floor Acheson/Caldwell, and third floor Stevenson/Vinson. (This could change slightly
depending on final numbers). The web page has descriptions of all the dorms, with detailed
information about floor plans, furniture, and measurements. This should be very helpful to you
as you plan what to bring.

Also, on the Centre parent web page, you will find a list of items to bring to campus on Move-In
Day under the Advice section. You can click on a link that will print it for you in a Checklist
form! This information came from current Centre parents and students and is a pretty
thorough list.


The following dates and times are for parents of all first-year students. Parents of athletes will
have orientation on their move-in dates. All other parents can attend the session either the
night before move-in (Tues. Aug. 24) or the day of move-in (Wed. Aug. 25). All parents are
welcome at ALL orientation sessions; the Tuesday evening session on August 24 will be a little
more comprehensive than other sessions, just because time allows it.

information you could possibly ever need to know about Centre! So, relax and enjoy your

Saturday, August 14               2-3:00 p.m.
        (Football parents)

Thursday, August 19           2-3:00 p.m.
        (Field hockey and women’s soccer parents)
Friday, August 20                2-3:00 p.m.
         (Men’s soccer, cross country, and volleyball parents)

Tuesday, August 24               7 p.m., Vahlkamp Theatre
        (For all parents who are in town the night before move-in)

         7-7:30 Services Fair – most offices of the college will be present to answer questions
         7:30-9:00       Parent Orientation

       NOTE: This session will go into a bit more detail than the Wed. move-in day session
       simply because time permits, and Wed. will not include the Services Fair; those parents
       who will be in town Tues. night are encouraged to attend. For parents who are not able
       to be here Tues. night, the session on Wed. will cover some of the same subjects but will

Wednesday, August 25 Move-in Day Orientation
            (For all parents of first-years who did not attend Tues. night session or an athlete
            move-in session)
             3:15-4:45       Parent Orientation Newlin Hall, Norton Center for the Arts

               Several staff members will be introduced at this orientation so that you become
               familiar with various offices and who to call to get your questions answered; also
               includes advice on how to help your student succeed at Centre.


The Centre Bucks account is a declining debit account that runs through the student ID card,
which can be swiped at any of the locations below. Students can use a check, credit card, debit
card, or cash to add Centre Bucks to their account through the finance office by seeing the
cashier in Boles Hall. Parents or students may also call the finance office at 859-238-5452 to
make a deposit using a credit card. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.
Students may add to their Centre Bucks if they run out at any time during the year and if they
have Bucks left at the end of the year they are carried over to the next academic year. For
complete information, go to

For 2010, Centre Bucks can be spent at the following retail locations:

           •   The Centre Bookstore
           •   Papa Johns
           •   The Hub
           •   CVS Pharmacy
On campus Centre Bucks can be used at:

           •    Several of the on-campus laundry facilities
           •    In about 20 campus Pepsi machines

Note: The on-campus dining facilities (Cowan, the Hall of Fame Café and the Everyday Café)
DO NOT accept Centre Bucks. Students may instead use the Flex $$ associated with their meal


Flex $$ are attached to the meal plans and are under the control of our campus food service,
Sodexo. Flex $$ may be used at Cowan Dining Hall, the Everyday Café, and the Hall of Fame
Café. Amounts for 2010 are:

PLAN:                  FLEX AMOUNT:

Carte Blanche          $75
16 meal plan           $320
13 meal plan           $400
10 meal                $640
Block                  $775

A student may add to their Flex $$ account if they run out by simply taking a check made
payable to “Sodexo” or cash to Cowan to the office. It will be added to their account. Flex $$
carry over from fall semester to winter/spring term, but they do NOT carry over from year to
year. Most students find very creative ways to spend every last penny if it appears they may
have any left at the end of the year.


THERE IS ONE ATM MACHINE ON CAMPUS and it is located on the Main Street end of the
Campus Center. The ATM is through Community Trust Bank. Other ATMs are located at
Speedway and at the nearest banks, all within one-two blocks of campus: Farmers National
Bank at 3rd and Main Streets (next to the Centre bookstore), Chase, PNC, Central Kentucky
Federal Savings Bank, and Community Trust.

Our business office on campus is open from 8:30-4:30 (closed for lunch) and will cash checks up
to $100. Also, Farmers National Bank will cash student checks for any amount as long as a
student has an ID.

Each student receives a printing account – $16.50 – at the beginning of each long term. The
$33.00 total represents the cost associated with 550 individual pages of black and white
printing at six cents per page. Printed color pages cost $0.55. Duplexed black and white copies
cost $0.11 Students use their ID card to release a print job from any of the printing stations
located in the library or other campus academic computer labs. The card may also be used to
make photocopies on any of the convenience printers that are available in the library. All
copying/printing charges are applied to the student’s printing allocation.

Students may also submit print requests to Centre Document Services where duplexing two
black and white pages further reduces the cost to $0.10. Effective Fall 2010, students may use
their ID card and printing account at the CDS. Charges are applied to the student’s printing
allocation first; once there are insufficient funds in the printing till, the system will then debit
any remaining amount from Centre Bucks. Additional funds may be added to a student’s
printing account by going to the Finance Office and making a deposit using cash, check, and
credit or debit card.


Students can use credit cards, check (with their student ID), debit card, Centre Bucks, or cash to
make purchases at the Centre Bookstore. They may also pre-order their books as soon as they
get their schedule so that they will be ready and waiting for them when they return to campus.
First-year students will have access to their tentative fall schedules on (or around) August 6.
Students can find out their textbooks (after they get their schedules) by going to the College
bookstore site: In theory, they may buy their books any time after
getting their schedules but…schedules can change…so, for the first term at least, our Registrar
recommends that they get their books at the College bookstore just before classes start,
particularly books for math and language classes as students move around a bit in those areas.
For students who are comfortable with their class choices, they could buy their books earlier if
they are looking for cheaper options. The bookstore also offers official Centre clothing, hats,
umbrellas, and other items with the school logo.
                           FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Student assessments provide approximately 70% of the annual income required
to support the College operating budget. Other funding is provided by
endowment income, corporate, foundation, and government grants, and by
contributions from alumni and friends of the College.

2010-2011 Comprehensive Fee & Other Charges
The comprehensive fee of $40,750 includes a double room and choice of meal
plans. Students choosing to live at home with parent(s) will be given a room
credit of $4,075 and, if they wish, a meal plan credit of $4,075. Other students
granted permission to live off-campus will receive a room credit only of $4,075,
as they are required to participate in a meal plan. Students may change their
meal plan option during the first two weeks of the Fall and CentreTerm at the
Student Life Office.

There is a nonrefundable surcharge for long-term residential study abroad
programs, and an additional charge for CentreTerm study abroad opportunities.

During the course of the year additional charges may be assessed for various
miscellaneous items such as library fines, parking fines, health service fees, and
room damages. Monthly statements will be sent to the student’s permanent
address indicating any additional charges assessed in the prior month. These
amounts are due upon receipt of the statement. Students may pay these fines at
the business office on the first floor of Boles Hall. Additionally, there are course
fees assessed for applied music courses and certain art courses, as well as a
student initiated $20 annual green fee. A $300 non-refundable deposit will be
expected in the Spring for those students who plan to return for the Fall 2011

A single room occupancy charge is assessed for any full academic term that a
student does not have a roommate unless the Dean of Student Life or Director of
Student Life for Housing informs the Finance Office that an exception should be
made. The charge is $800 for each fourteen-week term.

Payment Plans
Term Plan – The net charges for the Fall Term are to be paid in full by August 12,
2010. Spring Term net charges are due by December 21, 2010. There is no
carrying fee associated with this plan.

TuitionPay Plan – This plan offers a twelve, eleven, or ten month payment option.
This program is interest free with the first payment due on April 27 for the 12
payment plan, May 27 for the 11 payment plan, and June 27 for the 10 payment
plan. Monthly payments are made to TuitionPay based on the amount
contracted. There is a $55.00 annual enrollment fee. CAUTION: Contracting
with TuitionPay for the incorrect amount of the tuition and fees may result in
additional amounts being owed. Call TuitionPay at 800-635-0120 for more
details and enrollment information.

If a student withdraws from the College, a refund/reduction of charges will be
made based on the following schedule:
        Fall Term                 Spring Term                 Percent Refund
        Aug. 30-Sept. 5           Feb. 2-8                          80%
        Sept. 6-12                Feb. 9-15                         60%
        Sept. 13-19               Feb. 16-22                        40%
        Sept. 20-26               Feb. 23 – March 1                 20%
        Sept. 27 & After          March 2 & After                    0%

Financial Aid credits may be adjusted as a result of any decrease in charges
based on the above table due to withdrawal from the College. If a student
violates the terms and conditions of the student housing contract or other College
regulations, and such violation results in disciplinary action which includes some
form of suspension or expulsion, this refund policy does not apply and the
student will be held liable for the full charges for that term. Recipients of federal
and state financial aid are subject to the federal “Return of Title IV Funds” policy,
which mandates how funds are to be refunded. A copy of this policy is available
in the Finance Office.

Student billing statements are mailed to the student at his/her permanent
address. If a campus or alternate billing address is required, a form containing
such information must be completed by the student in the Registrar’s Office.

Interest will accrue at the rate of one and one-half percent a month on the unpaid
balance. This does not apply to those students who have contracted with
TuitionPay and are paying by the terms of the contract, unless the contracted
amount is significantly understated. A student’s account must be paid in full
before any monies are accepted for the next year’s CentreTerm trip deposits.
Exceptions are any amounts contracted with TuitionPay.

A student cannot receive official certifications, including transcripts and grades,
from the College if he/she is delinquent with any financial obligation to the
College. Additionally, a student will not be permitted to participate in any pre-
registration activities if there are unpaid balances owed to the College. If an
unpaid balance remains after the student has graduated or withdrawn, the
student will be responsible for all attorney fees and other reasonable collection
costs and charges necessary for the collection of the unpaid balance.

Normally, the comprehensive fee is assessed for all regular, degree-candidate
students, including students permitted by the Associate Dean and the Dean of
Student Life to drop to part-time status. An appropriate part-time tuition rate is
assessed for part-time students (fewer than 12 credit hours in the long terms)
only under the following circumstances:

       1. For special students (non-degree candidates);
       2. For regular, degree candidates enrolled for a ninth long term or longer
               following eight long terms of full-time enrollment; and
       3. For non-traditional, degree candidates who cannot enroll full-time due to
               family or work obligations. For the purpose of this policy, “non-
               traditional” is defined as students 24 years or older not living on
               campus or with parents/guardians.
NOTE: Part-time students are ineligible for, or face restrictions on, certain types
of financial aid and loans, including Centre aid and awards. Students should
consult the Student Financial Planning Office before enrolling part-time.

Enrollment of readmitted students and of students returning from a leave of
absence is subject to clearance from the Finance Office to make certain that the
student has no outstanding financial obligations to the College. In addition, the
payment of a $300 nonrefundable deposit is to be made to the Finance Office.

Personal checks are accepted on campus and Visa, MasterCard, and American
Express are accepted in the Bookstore and the Finance Office. There is a $25
charge for all returned checks. Personal checks up to $100 may be cashed at
the Finance Office by showing a current student ID card. The cashier’s window
is open from 8:30 a.m. – Noon and from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

An elective tuition refund plan is available through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This
insurance plan provides tuition protection should a medical problem force a
withdrawal during a semester. Information from the company is provided prior to
the start of the academic year. As this plan is being independently offered and
administered, please read their materials carefully before electing enrollment to
be certain you understand the coverage and terms.

An elective health insurance plan is available through an independent company.
For more information, visit the Parsons Student Health Center webpage at

Students are responsible for the individual or family insurance coverage of
personal belongings and automobiles brought to the campus. Centre College will
not assume any liability for accidental loss or damage incurred.

For further information about tuition payment deadlines, fees, refunds, or any
other payment or billing issues, contact Judy Bowell in the finance office at (859)
Financial Aid
Need-based financial aid is awarded to every student who demonstrates financial
need and who meets Centre’s application deadline (March 1st for the following
academic year). The Student Financial Planning Office, through an analysis of
each applicant’s family financial circumstances determines financial need. The
analysis determines what funds are reasonably available from the family to pay
for a college education. It is likely that a student’s aid will change from year to
year because Centre’s charges may change and/or the family’s ability to
contribute may change. Some factors that affect the family’s ability to contribute
are: salary increases/decreases or siblings begin, or graduate from, college. The
student’s year in college and extracurricular accomplishments are not factors in
the awarding of need-based institutional financial aid, but the student must
maintain satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for continued financial aid.

A full-time student is considered to have made satisfactory academic progress
provided he/she completes at least 21 credit hours per academic year and
maintains the cumulative minimum grade point average according to the
following schedule:

Number of fourteen-week terms: 1         2      3      4      5      6 & beyond
Grade point average            1.65      1.75   1.85   1.93   1.97   2.00

A student whose grade point average drops below these minimum standards will
be placed on financial aid probation. A student can retain financial aid while on
probation for one fourteen-week term but must raise his/her grade point average
before the next fourteen-week term in order to receive financial aid for the entire
academic year. Students receiving Federal Pell ACG and SMART Grants and/or
state KTG and CAP grants must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours per fourteen-
week term to retain the maximum award. Fine Arts award recipients and Legacy
recipients must enroll full-time.

A financial aid package may contain grant, loan, and/or campus job components.
A grant is gift money to the student; and the remaining self-help portion of aid is
money borrowed or earned by the student (loan(s) and/or campus job). Please
remember that the College will not replace the self-help portion of aid should a
student choose not to take a loan or work the necessary number of hours in a
campus job. A work-study placement contract is emailed to the students who
qualify in early spring. Students are paid monthly by check for hours worked the
previous month. For more information about financial aid, including work-study,
contact the Student Financial Planning Office at (859) 238-5365.

Merit Scholarships
Merit scholarships are awarded to incoming students based on their academic
and leadership achievement, regardless of the family’s financial circumstances.
A scholarship recipient may also be eligible for additional need-based financial
aid. The Associate Dean of the College has been designated counselor for merit
scholarship recipients and is available to answer further questions. In particular,
merit scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average to
retain their scholarship. Information on minimum requirements is available from
the Associate Dean’s Office. Such requirements are communicated to the
student in the original scholarship notification in the spring of the student’s high
school senior year. Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and must live on
campus unless living at home with their parents in the local area. Exceptions
may be made by the Dean of Student Life. Loss of a merit scholarship for failing
to meet the minimum grade point average is not automatic; students in this
situation will be permitted to petition the Academic Standards Committee for
exception based on credible reasons.

Centre students that do any type of work on campus (aid or non-aid) will be paid
on the Centre College student payroll. Student payroll is generated once per
month based on the timecards submitted by the student workers (usually on the
10th of each month). In order for ANY employer operating in the U.S. to legally
employ and pay employees it must first require their new employee(s) to show
proof that he or she is eligible to work in the U.S. by completing a Form I-9,
Employment Eligibility Verification issued by the Department of Homeland
Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services branch. With the
completion of the I-9 form the new employee must show a legal, unexpired
document that establishes identity AND employment authorization. There are
documents listed on the back of the I-9 that establish both identity and
employment authorization (List A) and then documents that only establish identity
(List B) and documents that only establish employment authorization (List C).
The Centre College Human Resources office will require each student employee
to complete the I-9 form and show the proper documentation before the student
can be paid.

Please make sure your Centre student has the acceptable documents before
coming to campus. Many students don’t intend to work, but then sign up to work
an athletic event or a Norton Center show, do some tutoring or some other type
of work just to have extra cash. More often than not, then, when the student
comes to the Human Resources office to complete the employment paperwork
they don’t have all the proper documents to establish their identity and/or
employment authorization.

A copy of the I-9 Form is enclosed for your review along with the lists of
acceptable documents.

Along with the I-9 Form your Centre student will be asked to complete a Federal
W-4 form and a State K-4 form (tax withholding forms). You may want to discuss
with them how they complete the form before they get to the Human Resources
office. Please also note that all students are eligible to have their pay direct
deposited into the checking or savings account of their choice. We strongly
encourage all student workers to enroll in direct deposit for not only reasons of
convenience, but also to eliminate the risk of their live check being lost or stolen.
Centre students may enroll in direct deposit via CentreNet or by stopping by the
Human Resources office with their bank routing number and account number.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact the
Centre College Human Resources Department at (859) 238-5464.
                          FAQ – ACADEMIC ISSUES

Q. Can you explain Centre’s academic calendar?

      A. Centre operates on a 4-1-4 academic year, with two 14-week terms
      (Fall and Spring) and a three-week term in January. During the two long
      terms, students normally take four courses. During the CentreTerm in
      January, students take one course. There are usually 5-6 study abroad
      opportunities during this term. It is also a great time to do an internship or

Q. Will my child be given an academic advisor?

      A. Yes. Each student has a general advisor during the freshman and
      sophomore years, usually matched by interests, and then is assigned an
      advisor in a specific academic discipline once a major has been selected
      during the spring term of the sophomore year.

Q. What resources are available for my student who is having trouble
selecting a major or a career?

      A. Career Services works with students from the moment they arrive on
      campus freshman year. They assist with choosing a major, gaining
      career-related skills, acquiring relevant experience, and facilitating the
      graduate school or job search process. Students are assigned to a career
      counselor, with whom they meet once per term. The career counselor can
      help a student relate interests to majors, and, ultimately, to careers. They
      will help a student understand which skills may be needed in the
      workplace and how to develop these skills while in college.

Q. How does Centre handle midterm grades?

      A. In the long terms (Fall and Spring Terms), midterm grade reports (if
      reported by the instructor) are reported to the student online through

Q. How do students receive their grade reports after each semester?

      A. End-of-term grade reports are available to students via the Internet
      approximately five days after the last final exam. Grades are not mailed to
      students unless specifically requested in writing.

Q. Will a copy of my child’s grades be mailed to my home?

      A. The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) provides
      that an educational institution will maintain the confidentiality of student
      education records. Therefore, end-of-term grade reports will be mailed to
      parents ONLY at the written request of the student or if the parents submit
      a request in writing accompanied by a tax return or other official
      document, which verifies the student’s status as a dependent. If a student
      wishes to have a copy of grade reports sent to another individual or
      organization, he/she should contact the Office of the Registrar directly.
      For more information regarding the FERPA laws, please refer to the
      following web page:

Q. Is there a minimum GPA that students must maintain?

      A. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average. First year
      students must earn 1.75, sophomores 1.93, and juniors and seniors 2.00.
      A student who has a grade point average less than 1.50 at the end of any
      term is placed on academic probation. Graduation requires at least a 2.00
      cumulative grade point average.

Q. Is assistance provided to students with learning disabilities?

      A. Yes. All incoming students are invited to register documentation of a
      physical or learning disability. Applicants indicating the need for special
      services are encouraged to contact the Student Life Office and the
      Assistant Dean for Advising immediately upon acceptance to make timely
      provision of needed services possible. Arrangements for services,
      equipment, modification of course material, classroom and housing
      assignments, and other reasonable accommodations may require several
      weeks advance notice.

Q. Will the college notify my hometown newspaper that my son or daughter
made the Dean’s List, and how does my child make the Dean’s List?

      A. Yes. The Communications Office routinely sends news about students
      to their hometown papers. They also welcome any suggestions for
      feature stories about students, faculty, or activities at Centre. The Dean’s
      List is published twice yearly, for the Fall Term and then again for the
      CentreTerm and Spring Term combined. The student must attain a 3.600
      GPA in the terms being evaluated and have completed at least eight credit
      hours of letter graded course work in the long term.

Q. Who maintains student records and coordinates course scheduling and

      A. The Office of the Registrar maintains permanent student records,
      including the recording of grades on the student’s academic transcript.
      They also coordinate all activities associated with course registration.
      Students may come to the office to add or drop classes, receive
      permission to transfer courses, have their enrollment verified for various
      organizations such as insurance companies and financial aid entities, and
      have their academic record (transcript) sent to graduate and professional
      schools, employers, references, etc. Many of these services as well as
      important forms are also available on the webpage:

Q. Who should my student contact to update contact information?

      A. The Office of the Registrar maintains most biographical data on
      students. All address changes, including parent address changes, should
      be reported to the Office of the Registrar.

Q. Can students study abroad more than once during their time at Centre?

      A. Yes. Students may only study abroad once during a long term (Fall or
      Spring), but they may take as many CentreTerm trips as they would like,
      starting after the freshman year. No first-year students are permitted to
      study abroad. Students may also take advantage of the three-week
      summer program offered in Strasbourg, France, or one of the many
      programs sponsored by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. In
      addition, students may apply to an exchange program with a major
      university in Northern Ireland.

Q. How much does it cost for a student to study abroad?

      A. The cost to study abroad during a long term is essentially the same as
      on the Danville campus. In addition to the regular cost of a long term,
      which covers housing and meals, students must pay their airfare and a
      $350 surcharge. Students must also pay for any other traveling they
      decide to do while abroad. CentreTerm trips generally cost between
      $2,300-$3,900, and students are responsible for the entire amount.

Q. How does my student get a transcript to send to graduate schools?

      A. Transcript orders may be placed in person, by mail, by fax, and by
      phone to the Registrar’s Office. The office phone number is 859-238-5360
      and the office fax number is 859-238-6226. If ordering by mail or fax, your
      student will need to complete a transcript request form, which is available
      on the Registrar’s web site at

      There is no charge for normal transcript services, and orders are usually
      filled within three working days. For urgent requests, UPS Overnight or
      Federal Express will be used upon request and upon receipt of the
      appropriate amount to cover the expense. Due to the insecure nature of
      the following technologies, they cannot accept email requests for
      transcripts and cannot fax transcripts. By College policy, no transcript is
      sent if the student has an outstanding financial obligation to the college.
Q. Where can my student and I get more information on Commencement?

     A. A complete schedule of events for Commencement Weekend can be
     found on the Parents’ website at least three months prior to
     Commencement at:

Centre College is a small, independent, and selective educational community
dedicated to study in the liberal arts as a means to develop the intellectual, personal,
and moral potential of its students. It enables students to choose and fulfill significant
responsibilities in society. Centre’s highest priority is to prepare its students for lives
of learning, leadership, and service.

Academic Expectations
A high standard of academic honesty is expected of students in all phases of
academic work and college life. In taking tests and examinations, doing homework or
laboratory work, and writing papers, students are expected to perform with honor. In
written and oral work, students will be held responsible for knowing the difference
between proper and improper use of source materials. Students are individually
responsible for class attendance and should inform the instructor when an
unavoidable absence occurs. Students are also responsible for completing all course
requirements on time and to the best of their abilities.

Major Course Requirements
Each student has a general advisor during the freshman and sophomore years,
usually matched by interests, and then is assigned an advisor in a specific academic
discipline once a major has been selected during the spring term of the sophomore
year. Once students declare a major, they receive materials detailing the major
course requirements for their program, and they begin to map out their last two years
with their academic advisor.

Graduation Requirements
Centre College offers two degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The
general education requirements of the degrees are identical. The Bachelor of Arts
degree is awarded under all major programs. Students majoring in any program in
the Division of Science and Mathematics may elect to receive either the degree of
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Under certain conditions, students majoring
in economics or financial economics may also elect to receive the Bachelor of
Science degree.

To graduate, students must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 or
higher and must have completed 111 credit hours, with no more than 42 credit hours
in any one discipline. In addition, students must demonstrate a basic competency in
expository writing, foreign language, and mathematics; complete one additional
course above the basic competency level in foreign language or mathematics or a
computer science course numbered 117 or higher; complete the general education
requirements; complete the major program; and submit a formal application for the

Course Credit and Course Load
Courses are calculated on the basis of semester credit hours. All candidates for
degree are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per long term unless
excused by the Associate Dean of the College and the Dean of Students for students
living on campus. All students take one course during CentreTerm (three credit

Final Examinations
A final examination or assessment is required in every course at the scheduled time.
The instructor may substitute a term paper or other requirement for the final
examination. A student absent without excuse from a final examination will receive a
failing grade in the course. By regulation of the College Council, students cannot
alter their examination schedules to accommodate scheduling preferences, jobs, job
interviews, travel or vacation plans. No exceptions will be made. Only in the case of
illness or death in the immediate family can a student request an alternate time for an
examination. The illness must be certified by one of the College doctors or by a
physician who is not a member of the student’s family, and the exception must be
cleared through the Associate Dean’s Office. Final exam schedules are available
prior to registration and are published with the schedule of classes.

Grading System
The following grading system applies to all students matriculating at Centre.

Symbol              Points/Credit Hour                 Description
A                          4.00                        Excellent
A-                         3.67
B+                         3.33
B                          3.00                        Good
B-                         2.67
C+                         2.33
C                          2.00                        Satisfactory
C-                         1.67
D                          1.00                        Marginal
U                          0.00                        Unsatisfactory

A grade of "I" (Incomplete) is awarded only when the student is unable to complete
the course for unavoidable cause such as illness, death in the family, or accident.
The "I" automatically becomes a "U" unless a final grade is turned in within 30 days
after the end of the term or unless the Academic Standards Committee, on the
written request of the instructor, grants a further extension.

After attaining junior standing, a student may enroll in courses on a
Pass/Unsatisfactory basis, with a maximum of seven credit hours of coursework to be
counted for graduation (excluding courses offered only on a Pass/Unsatisfactory
basis). First-years and sophomores may enroll in regularly graded applied music
courses on a Pass-Unsatisfactory basis but those hours will be counted against the
seven-hour limit. Courses taken under the Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option may
not be applied toward major requirements or general education requirements.
Confidentiality of Student Records
The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law,
which states that a written institutional policy must be established and made
available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of
student education records. Centre College accords all the rights under the law to

For more information regarding the FERPA laws, please see the FERPA page in your
Parent Handbook and/or refer to the following web page:

Academic Probation and Suspension
A student who, at the end of any long term, has a cumulative grade point average
less than those listed below is placed on academic probation.

Long term #         1      2      3      4      5      6 & beyond
Grade Avg.          1.65   1.75   1.85   1.93   1.97   2.00

   A student who, at the end of any term, has a term grade point average below a
1.50 is placed on academic probation regardless of the student’s cumulative grade
point average. When a student goes on academic probation, he or she will be
required to meet with the Assistant Dean of Advising. The Assistant Dean of Advising
will determine the needs of the particular student after an interview and testing as
needed and will supervise the student’s progress in consultation with the advisor and
instructors. The Assistant Dean of Advising will provide the Academic Standards
Committee with information about the progress or lack of progress of the students on

Students placed on academic probation under “Academic Probation No. 1” must
raise their cumulative grade point average to the required level within a year (two
long terms and CentreTerm) or they will be subject to academic suspension. During
the probationary period, students other than first-years must earn term grade
averages of at least 2.00 to avoid academic suspension. First-years are reviewed
term by term and may be suspended during the probationary period if they are not
making satisfactory progress toward their cumulative grade point average

Students placed on academic probation under “Academic Probation No. 2” remain on
probation if they continue to earn term averages below 1.50. They will be suspended
if their cumulative grade point average falls below the levels set under “Academic
Probation No. 1.”

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who earn a term average below 1.00 will be
suspended without benefit of the probationary period. First-years who earn a term
average below 1.00 will be subject to suspension.
The Academic Standards Committee may consider students under academic
suspension for readmission after a lapse of one long term. Readmission, however, is
not automatic; students must show persuasive evidence of ability and desire to do
satisfactory work at Centre College. An on campus interview with the appropriate
Dean may be required. Suspended and probationary students who are readmitted
will have academic stipulations placed on their continued enrollment at the College.

Leave of Absence
A student in good standing may request a leave of absence from the College for a
specified reason and for a specified academic term or terms (up to one year
maximum) by petition to the Associate Dean of the College at least two weeks prior
to the beginning of the leave period. The Associate Dean will not approve leave of
absence requests when a student intends to take courses at another institution
unless the student is participating in a study abroad or other college approved

Withdrawal Policy
Any student deciding to withdraw from the College must complete an official
withdrawal form and relinquish his or her student ID card at the Registrar’s Office.
Failure to do so will result in a $30 withdrawal processing fee. Withdrawals from the
College are not permitted during the final examination period. Any student not
enrolled in successive terms, other than the summer term, is considered withdrawn
from the College unless granted a leave of absence by the Associate Dean of the
College. If the student withdraws from the College after the deadline to drop a
course without an entry on the permanent record, the student’s instructors will be
required to report a “WP” or “WU” and an entry will be made on the student’s record

Medical Withdrawal from the College
Students who must withdraw for medical reasons must sumbit a timely written
request to the Associate Dean. Requests should be submitted at the time the student
intends to stop attending classes. A letter must accompany the request from the
College physician, College Counselor, or other appropriate medical professional
supporting the student's request. The letter should provide sufficient detail regarding
the student's diagnosis, current condition, and treatment requirements. If the medical
withdrawal is granted by the Associate Dean, the student will receive grade of “W” in
each of his or her current classes. NOTE: Normally, partial medical withdrawals are
not permitted (medical withdrawal from one or two courses while the student is
permitted to continue in other courses).

A student who withdraws from the College may be readmitted by submitting an
application readmission to the Academic Standards Committee. Applications should
be submitted to the Associate Dean by November 30, December 30, or July 30 for
Centre, spring or fall terms respectively.
The Dean’s List is published twice yearly, in the CentreTerm for courses completed
the preceding Fall term and at the beginning of the Fall term for courses completed in
the preceding CentreTerm and Spring term. The Dean’s List includes all full-time
degree candidate students who have attained a 3.600 grade point average or higher
in the terms being evaluated, provided the student has completed at least eight credit
hours of letter graded course work in the long term.

Graduation with Honors. A student who attains a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or higher
shall be graduated summa cum laude. A student who attains a cumulative GPA of
3.700-3.899 shall be graduated magna cum laude, and students with a cumulative
average of 3.500 to 3.699 shall be graduated cum laude.

The John C. Young Scholars Program is a senior honors program that enables
selected students to engage in independent study and research. John C. Young
Scholars work closely with a faculty mentor present and present their results at a
public symposium. Their papers are published in journal form by the College.

Junior Marshals. The distinction of junior marshal is awarded to the 19 members of
the junior class with the highest academic standing in their class. The president of the
Student Government Association serves as junior marshal ex officio. Junior marshals
participate in Commencement exercises and other College ceremonies.

Phi Beta Kappa. The Beta chapter of Centre College elects students on the basis of
broad cultural interests, scholarly achievement, and good character. Juniors and
seniors who are candidates for the bachelor’s degree are eligible for consideration if
they have completed a certain number of Phi Beta Kappa – eligible courses while in
residence at Centre and are in the top of their respective classes. Ordinarily the top
ten percent of seniors and the top three percent of juniors are eligible for election.
Election to Phi Beta Kappa is wholly within the discretion of the members of the
Centre chapter, subject only to the limitations imposed by the constitution and By-
Laws of the chapter and no student shall enjoy a right to election solely by reason of
fulfillment of the minimum stated requirements.

Other Honors. Descriptions of other honors and prizes may be found in the Centre
College Catalog online.

Study Abroad Programs
As part of Centre’s commitment to promote cross-cultural awareness, we encourage
students to study in a foreign culture as an integral part of their liberal arts education.
About 300 students study abroad each year. More than 85% of Centre students will
have studied abroad at least once by the time they graduate, a statistic that puts
Centre among the top schools in the United States. Centre is first in the nation in the
percentage of its students who study abroad in self-run programs.

Centre-in-Strasbourg, Centre-in-Mexico, Centre-in-England, Centre-in-London,
Centre-in-Japan, Centre-in-China. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can
apply for one of our long-term, residential programs in Strasbourg, France (Fall,
Spring, Summer); Merida, Mexico (Fall, CentreTerm, Spring); England at the
University of Reading (Fall); or in London (Spring); Yamaguchi, Japan
(Fall/CentreTerm); or Shanghai, China (Fall). The costs for these programs are
essentially the same as on the Danville campus, although students pay their own
airfare and a surcharge of $350. A selection committee judges all applications on the
basis of academic and social maturity.

CentreTerm courses abroad. During the three-week CentreTerm, there are usually
six or seven trips abroad. Students pay the extra costs for these trips, although rising
seniors on need-based aid who have not studied abroad are eligible for a “Senior
Subsidy” to help defray the costs. Recent CentreTerm trips have taken students
literally around the globe: to New Zealand, India, Barbados, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia,
Italy, Cameroon, the Bahamas, Vietnam, Hawaii, Morocco, Ecuador, Russia, South
East Asia, and Australia.

Opportunities in Northern Ireland and in the summer. Centre students may apply to
an exchange program with a major university in Northern Ireland. In the summer,
students may apply to the three-week “Early Summer Strasbourg” program that
begins just after commencement and concludes in early June. Also, Centre is a
member of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) that annually
sponsors low-cost courses in Germany, Prague, Latin America and many other

Centre College recognizes the need to assist students in making the connections
between their education and their personal contributions to the world of work. For
this reason, we offer internship opportunities during the junior and senior year on
both a credit and non-credit basis.

An internship for credit is usually completed during one of the academic terms,
although it is also available during the summer, and includes substantive academic
work. The experience is guided by a member of the faculty and by a sponsor at the
internship site with oversight by Career Services. Typically, students earn three
hours of credit for an academic internship experience. One credit internships are
available in the summer. Students considering this type of internship must have an
appointment in Career Services to discuss their options and the internship

An alternate non-credit career exploration internship exists for students who want to
gain additional insights into, and experiences related to, their potential career choice.
This internship does not result in academic credit and is often completed during the
Both types of internships can be valuable components of students’ career
development process, enabling them to see the connections between their college
experience and various career fields. Also, interested students may apply for some
funding (on a competitive basis) for internships taking place during the CentreTerm or
during the summer through Centre Internship Plus. More information can be found
on the Career Services web site at
                 The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act

                   Centre’s Policies on the Confidentiality of
                   Student Records and Access to Records

The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal
law, which states that a written institutional policy must be established and made
available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of
student education records.

Centre College accords all the rights under the law to students. No one outside
the institution shall have access nor will the institution disclose any information
from students’ education records without the consent of students except to
personnel within the institution, to persons or organizations providing students
financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to
organizations conducting certain studies for educational purposes for or on
behalf of the College, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, and to
persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or
other persons. Anyone to whom a record is disclosed is prohibited from further
disclosing the record except in accordance with the law and this policy. Under
the Act, a college cannot release education records to a parent unless the parent
has provided evidence that the student is a dependent of the parent for tax
purposes. A parent can send to the Office of the Registrar a written request for
the release of records along with a copy of the relevant portions of the parent’s
most recent federal tax filing showing the student is claimed as a dependent.
These documents will be kept in the Office of the Registrar.

The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent
under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate
educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position
(including public safety personnel and health staff); a person or company with
whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of
using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection
agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an
official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting
another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a
legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record
in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.

At its discretion, the institution may provide directory information in accordance
with the provisions of the Act to include: student name, local and permanent
address, Centre College network e-mail address, local and permanent telephone
number, date and place of birth, major and minor fields of study, dates of
attendance, anticipated graduation date, degrees and awards received, student
photograph, the most recent previous educational institution attended by the
student, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and
height of members of athletic teams, and religious affiliation when voluntarily
provided. Students may withhold directory information by notifying the Registrar
in writing. New students must indicate their request to withhold directory
information the summer prior to enrolling at the College. Returning students
must inform the Registrar’s Office by May 30 if they wish to withhold directory
information. Forms for making such requests are available in the Registrar’s
Office. Requests for nondisclosure will be honored by the institution for only one
academic year; therefore, authorization to withhold directory information must be
filed annually in the Registrar’s Office. NOTE: The College reserves the right to
verify the enrollment status and degrees earned by any student at any time.

The law provides students with the right to inspect and review information
contained in their education records, to challenge the contents of their education
records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory, and
to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if the decisions of the
hearing panels are unacceptable. The Registrar at Centre College has been
designated by the institution to coordinate the inspection and review procedures
for student education records.

Student records are kept in several offices on campus. Appropriate admission
records are transferred to the Registrar’s Office upon enrollment at the College.
Academic records and entrance testing records are maintained in the Registrar’s
Office. Financial records are maintained in the Finance Office and the Student
Financial Planning Office. Student health records are maintained in the Parsons
Student Health Center. The Registrar maintains records of academic or social
disciplinary actions that require withdrawal, suspension, or expulsion. Other
disciplinary records are maintained by the Dean of Student Life or Associate
Dean for five years beyond graduation and will be consulted in response to
requests from professional schools, graduate programs, licensing agencies, or
potential employers when such requests contain or are accompanied by
student’s signed release. NOTE: Records created and maintained by the
Department of Public Safety for the purpose of law enforcement are not
education records and may be released to law enforcement officials and others
at the College’s discretion.

Students wishing to review their education records should make their requests to
the appropriate office, listing the item or items of interest; a written request may
be required. Records covered by the Act will be made available within forty-five
days of the request. Students may have copies made of their records with
certain exceptions, (e.g., a copy of the academic record for which a financial
“hold” exists, or a transcript of an original or source document which exists
elsewhere). These copies would be made at the student’s expense at the rate of
ten cents a page. Education records do not include: records of instructional,
administrative, and educational personnel which are the sole possession of the
maker and are not accessible or revealed to any individual except a temporary
substitute; certain student health records; certain employment records; or alumni
records. Physicians of the student’s choosing, however, may review health
Students may not inspect and review the following as outlined by the Act:
financial information submitted by their parents; confidential letters and
recommendations associated with admission, employment or job placement, or
honors to which they have waived their rights of inspection and review; or
education records containing information about more than one student, in which
case the institution will permit access only to that part of the record which
pertains to the inquiring student. The institution is not required to permit students
to inspect and review confidential letters and recommendations placed in their
files prior to January 1, 1975, provided those letters were collected under
established policies of confidentiality and were used only for the purposes for
which they were collected.

Students who believe that their education records contain information that is
inaccurate or misleading, or is otherwise in violation of their privacy or other
rights may discuss their problems informally with the Registrar. If the decisions
are in agreement with the students’ requests, the appropriate records will be
amended. If not, the students will be notified within a reasonable period of time
that the records will not be amended; and they will be informed by the Registrar’s
Office of their right to a formal hearing. Student requests for a formal hearing
must be made in writing to the Dean of the College who, within a reasonable
period of time after receiving such requests, will inform students of the date,
place, and time of the hearings. Students may present evidence relevant to the
issues raised and may be assisted or represented at the hearings by one or more
persons of their choice, including attorneys, at the students’ expense. The
Academic Standards Committee will adjudicate such challenges.

Decisions of the Academic Standards Committee will be final, will be based
solely on the evidence presented at the hearing, and will consist of written
statements summarizing the evidence and stating the reasons for the decisions,
and will be delivered to all parties concerned. The education records will be
corrected or amended in accordance with the decisions of the Academic
Standards Committee, if the decisions are in favor of the student. If the decisions
are unsatisfactory to the student, the student may place with the education
records statements commenting on the information in the records, or statements
setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the decisions of the Academic
Standards Committee. The statements will be placed in the education records,
maintained as part of the student’s records, and released whenever the records
in question are disclosed.

Students who believe that the adjudication of their challenges were unfair or not
in keeping with the provision of the Act may request, in writing, assistance from
the President of the College to aid them in filing complaints with The Family
Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue,
SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-5920.

For more information on the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act, please visit
the following website:
                          OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

The Office of the Registrar maintains permanent student records, including the
recording of grades on the student’s academic transcript. The office also
coordinates all activities associated with course registration. Students may come
to the office to register for classes, add and drop classes, receive permission to
transfer courses, have their enrollment verified for various organizations such as
insurance companies and financial aid entities, and have their academic record
(transcript) sent to graduate and professional schools, employers, references,
etc. Many of these services as well as important forms are also available on the

The Office of the Registrar is located on the first floor of Wiseman Hall and is
open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forms for requesting a
variety of office services are readily available in the office. There is no charge for
most services including transcript requests for regular service. Transcript
requests are processed regularly on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Same
day service and fax services, accommodated when possible, carry a $10.00
charge. NOTE: Official transcripts can only be mailed. They cannot be faxed or
sent electronically.

Finally, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for verifying student progress
toward the degree, including tracking progress in completing general education
and major/minor requirements. The Associate Registrar is specifically
responsible for working with seniors and the graduation process. Students may
come to the office at any time to check on their progress in meeting degree

For a complete list of degree requirements, academic majors, academic
regulations, and course descriptions, visit the Registrar’s web page at This site also contains the
schedule of classes and exams, as well as information on ordering a transcript
and links to any forms you or your student may need to fill out. Students may
also visit this site to register for classes online.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) offers a variety of instructional technology
support services and equipment to Centre students. In particular, they assist students
with assignments requiring the use of technology. On occasion, a member of the staff
will come into a class to teach various skills, such as web design, image editing, and
Office software. The staff is also available to help develop a project and provide
troubleshooting. In addition to any instructional technology needs, the CTL also
provides, for checkout, digital equipment (laptops, projectors, digital cameras, digital
camcorders, CD players, and voice recorders) to students free of charge. All
reservations for equipment checkout must be made online at least two days in advance
– – and all equipment MUST be picked up between the hours of
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fines for Late Return of any Digital Equipment: Because there is not a large quantity of
equipment to satisfy the demand, it is necessary to impose fines on students who do not
return the equipment in a timely manner. For each hour a piece of equipment is late,
students will be assessed a charge of $1.00 per hour. Because a CTL staff member is
not available on the weekends, students will be charged for every hour of the weekend,
as well. All late fees are due to the CTL in cash, or by check, or a hold will be placed on
the student’s account. Students will be charged the full replacement value of the
equipment not returned, after three notices have been sent by the CTL.

Passport Pictures: The CTL will take U.S. State Department approved passport and
visa pictures for a fee of $5.00. Passport sized pictures come in 2” x 2” and print out as
two pictures per sheet.

Room Reservations: If students need to reserve a room in the evening or during non-
class hours, they can make these reservations online through the CTL reservation
system at The CTL office works together with the Department of
Public Safety to ensure the rooms students reserve are unlocked. The CTL will also
work with students who have any special technology needs for the event.

Multimedia Development and Projects: The CTL offers some of the best video and
audio editing equipment on campus. There is a Production Studio, an 8-station Mac
lab, and a digitization and duplication services lab. If students need to learn to make
podcasts, import video clips, or assist with Centre College radio station or Front and
Centre news, come check us out!

The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in the basement of Crounse Academic
Center. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (staff in office), 5:00 –
10:00 p.m. (student workers), Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 4:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m. (student workers).
The College maintains a campus computing network which provides a number of
computers with access to the Internet, a Centre College e-mail account, the
library automation system, the Microsoft Office suite, statistical analysis
packages, and several programming language environments.

In addition to the computers available to students in classrooms, laboratories and
computer cluster areas, students may connect their personally-owned computers
to network ports in residence hall rooms. All networked residence hall rooms will
provide one port per student. The College will maintain and certify the readiness
and functionality of each existing network port. For residents of Rodes House
and all 5th Street, Grant Street and College Street apartments, network access is
available to you only through wireless. The “Wireless Networking Policy” is
available on the ITS wiki at

All students must have computers fully updated and running anti-virus/anti-
spyware software before they will be permitted to register their machines on the
campus network. Network registration is an important protection measure for the
campus network. Step-by-step, guided instructions are provided when a
computer is first connected to our network. Students may follow the online
registration instructions on their own or they may seek help with registering their
computer by submitting their machines for inspection/certification at a PC Fair
(see below for more information).

Student technicians are ITS-employed students who are trained by department
staff. These technicians, in addition to providing assistance with the network
connection process, are available to respond to other issues that involve the
inter-relationship of the student computer and the College network environment.
Each individual student is responsible for the maintenance and repair of her/his
individually-owned computer as well as problems not directly associated with the
College’s technology environment. Students may elect not to connect to the
College’s network and simply use their own stand-alone computer hardware and
software. Every student is provided with a network account with e-mail,
regardless of her/his decision to connect to the network with a personally-owned
computer. Any and all official college correspondence will use only the
Centre e-mail address.

PC Fairs are held at various times during the first weeks of Fall Term. These
fairs are managed by ITS and student technicians and provide a drop-off location
for students requiring assistance in getting their computers connected. This
service is free. More information about PC Fairs (dates, times, locations) will be
posted throughout campus.
The software available from the College network works best on Windows XP,
Windows Vista or Windows 7 computers (hereinafter referred to as WINDOWS
computer) or a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X. Note: Mac OS 9 (and
earlier) and Windows 95, 98, and 2000 are not recommended for use on our
network and are not supported.

A computer using the campus network should have at least 512 MB of memory
(RAM) and a 40-gigabyte hard drive, and it should also have a cd-rom drive.
Memory requirements will increase over time and students purchasing new
computers should consider machines with more memory (1.0 GB or more is
suggested along with the ability to upgrade) and larger capacity hard drives.
In order to connect to the campus network, a computer must have a network
interface card (NIC). All computers, both Windows and Mac, purchased in the
past five years should have one preinstalled. If the computer doesn’t have a
network interface card already installed please consult with ITS and we will assist
you. All networked residence halls on campus use Category-5 network cables.

The College is not responsible for repair of hardware (CPU, keyboard, monitor,
memory, drives, operating system, gaming systems, etc.) failure of student
computers. Therefore it is important to fully understand any warranties that come
with the purchase of a new computer. ITS recommends purchasing a 3 year or
longer manufacturer’s warranty.

Network printing is available using shared printers located in the academic and
residential labs. ITS staff maintains the shared printing equipment. Students may
also connect a personal printer directly to their own computers.

To control spiraling costs and discourage inappropriate and wasteful printing,
student printing is monitored on networked printers. Students are allocated
$33.00 – the equivalent of 550 black and white printed pages for the entire
academic year. Half of the allocation ($16.50) is provided during Fall Term and
the remainder is made available in January for the rest of the academic year.
Students may supplement their initial allocation by depositing funds for additional
printing at the rate of $0.06 per page. When using the printers in the labs, your
student ID card is swiped to release the print job. Your account is debited the
appropriate amount for the charges. There is a modest discount for duplex
printing. Discounts are also available for print jobs scheduled with Centre
Document Services.

All questions regarding printing charges and the use of the Document
Services Center should be directed to Ann King, IKON Site Supervisor at
Ext. 5472 or
Centrenet, which you can access at, is the college
academic portal where students can access both academic services
(Registration, schedules, grades, degree planning, etc.) and other important
college services (Financial aid acceptance, student billing, vehicle registration,
etc.). Technical support for Centrenet is provided by ITS to Centre students. Any
support requests you have should be submitted to the online technology help

Centre College provides computing and networking services for Centre students,
faculty, and staff. Any member of the Centre College community may request
and maintain a network account. Computer and networking services are
provided to users in accordance with principles of free speech and free and open
access to information and communication. Nevertheless, a Centre College
network account is a privilege, and the following usage guidelines have been
established for this system.

   1. Users are expected to act ethically, responsibly, and legally or risk
      forfeiture of their network accounts. Unacceptable conduct may include:
              • Maliciously interfering with normal ability of others to use
                 computer and network resources
              • Masquerading as another user
              • Violating the privacy of others’ files and accounts
              • Violating software copyright and/or licensing agreements
              • Abusing computing facilities at other sites through network
                 connections from Centre College

   2. Use of a Centre College network account must comply with all federal,
      Kentucky, and other applicable law; all applicable contracts and licenses;
      and College policies as articulated in the Student, Faculty and Staff
      handbooks. These laws, contracts, licenses, and policies include the laws
      pertaining to defamation, privacy, civil rights, copyright, trademark,
      obscenity and child pornography; the Electronic Communications Privacy
      Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibit “hacking,”
      “cracking,” and similar activities; and the College’s sexual harassment

   3. Use of residential network facilities to make copyrighted materials
      available in a manner contrary to copyright law or license agreements is
      prohibited regardless of the source of the copied materials. By federal
      law, the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, such as through
      peer-to-peer networks, may subject students to civil and criminal
      penalties. Information Technology Services will cooperate with state and
      Federal agencies in response to all Digital Millennium Copyright Act
      requests as required by law, including providing the identification of
      student, faculty or staff users that are found to be in violation of the
      DMCA. Legal alternatives for obtaining copyrighted material can be found

   4. Centre College respects the privacy of all electronic communications.
      However, the College cannot guarantee confidentiality. Due to limitations
      in technology, electronic mail messages and stored data are inherently
      insecure. In order to maintain, repair, or develop the campus network, ITS
      staff will have reasonable access to the information in files and messages
      when necessary. Such access will be governed by the normal
      expectations of professional conduct.

   5. When there is in indication that a misuse of computer facilities has
      occurred, the Director of Information Technology Services is authorized to
      investigate the incident and take appropriate action, including referring the
      issue to other college authorities.

From time to time students will require assistance with issues concerning the
College’s network environment.

There are several ways to get help:
• ITS suggests that the first method you use for non-emergency issues is to
  enter a helpdesk call directly. You can access the online Help Desk at Your online call will automatically be entered in out
  Help Desk database which is checked regularly by ITS staff.
• Another method you can use is to email the Help Desk at Emailed requests will be entered into the Help
  Desk, generally by the close of the following business day.
• Users can also report problems to the ITS department by telephone – ext.
  5575. Placing such a call does not guarantee that a technician is available to
  resolve a problem immediately. This process only provides an alternative
  method for entering a call into the Help Desk database. You may be asked to
  bring your computer and power supply to ITS or to enter an online Helpdesk
  call, depending on the nature of the issue.
• Students may call x6666 or visit the Student Helpdesk in the ITS office at
  McReynolds Hall for help. You may be asked to leave your computer and
  power supply at the Student Helpdesk.

       One of the goals of the staff of the Centre College Library is to help
each student learn to use the library and its resources in a productive and
efficient manner. Just as Centre College faculty members are available to
work closely with students in their classes, the Library staff is available to
work closely with any student with research needs. Students should feel
comfortable asking one of the Reference Librarians, Mary Beth Garriott,
Carrie Frey or Lesley Jackson, for help with any type of research question
that arises. Sometimes, students, especially freshmen, are afraid to ask the
Librarians a question, thinking their question is “stupid” or is something they
should be expected to know. Please assure them that there is no question
we consider too simple to ask! How can they learn if they don’t ask
questions? Every year, we encounter students who have spent hours
searching for library materials and have come up empty-handed. We can
help! PLEASE encourage your student to ask the Library staff for help!

       The following are just some of the ways the Library staff can be
of assistance to your Centre College freshman:
1.     Help them find resources for assigned papers, projects and/or
presentations. All they need to do is visit or email one of the Reference
Librarians, Mary Beth Garriott (, Carrie Frey
( or Lesley Jackson (
with their topic or research need.
2.     Help them develop a strategy for researching a topic.
3.     Help them determine which online database is the best one for them
to use to find journal articles for a particular topic. (The Library subscribes
to over 100 databases!) Just “Googling” a topic or relying on Wikipedia isn’t
acceptable in classes at Centre.
4.     Help them find the full-text of a journal article they’ve identified in
an index.
5.     Help them find books in Centre’s library on a particular topic.
6.     Help them find a book on the shelf if they are unable to find it by
7.     Help them use Interlibrary Loan to request a book or journal article
that Centre doesn’t own if it is deemed necessary for their research (and if
they’ve begun their research in a timely manner.)

      Below are just a few suggestions for what you can achieve during each of your four years at
    Centre that will help prepare you for career success. This is by no means an all-inclusive list, but
                       provides good guidelines to prepare you for life after Centre.

   Sign up for Centre Futures
   Attend a CF 101 session
   Demonstrate strong academic performance by making the best grades you can each and every
    semester (strong GPAs are important for admission into graduate school and to employers)
   Discuss ways to get involved in campus and/or community organizations and events with your
    career counselor
   Work closely with your career counselor to review your interests and skills
   Explore majors and careers at Career Services:
     Become familiar with the Career Library resources and the Career Services web site
     Utilize the on-line career resources on the Career Planning page (such as “What Can I Do
        With This Major?” and the Occupational Outlook Handbook)
     Acclimate yourself to the on-line job and internship posting system (reviewed at CF 101)
   Gain experience over the summer by participating in an internship, part-time job or volunteer

   Conduct an information interview with alumni and/or professionals in career fields that you are
   Start planning for an internship
   Develop strong computer skills and familiarity with a variety of software programs
   Access the calendar of events and many valuable resources and links available from the
    Career Services web site,
   Get to know faculty in career fields of interest:
     talk about the versatility of the career field and discover career options
     learn about what you can do to gain experience in that field
   Choose electives to enhance your qualifications, especially your oral and written communication
   Conduct self-assessments in order to solidify your interests, skills, and work and lifestyle values
    (the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator may be useful for this)
   Meet with your career counselor and choose a major
   Keep your resume and registration on our job and internship posting system updated
   Gain experience during summers and breaks by participating in an internship, part-time job or
    volunteer position
   Focus more clearly on your career field by doing extensive research on the Internet and in the
    Career Library
   Plan and complete an internship
   If you are considering graduate study be sure to:
     start early and determine your program of study
     identify graduate schools of interest and obtain application materials from them
     register for the required graduate entrance examination(s)
     have your resume and personal statement critiqued by Career Services and your
         faculty advisor
     research and apply early for potential graduate assistantships and other financial aid
   Continue to speak with professionals and alumni in career fields of interest
   Conduct a mock (practice) interview in Career Services
   Hone your interviewing, etiquette, and job searching skills by attending Career Services’
    programs and utilizing the resources available in the Career Library
   Keep your resume and registration up-to-date in our job and internship posting system
   Gain experience during summers, breaks, and school years by participating in an internship,
    part-time job or volunteer position

   Implement a thorough job search campaign by:
     meeting with a career counselor to develop a job search plan
     refining your resume(s) and cover letter(s)
     learning about the various ways to identify and search for available positions
     targeting and researching potential employers
     contacting employers and applying for positions
     participating in on-campus recruiting
     following up with any employers you have contacted
   Strengthen and develop your networking capabilities and use them to facilitate your job search
   Finalize graduate school plans and, if you have not already done so, complete application
    materials and take the necessary entrance examinations
   Attend Spotlight Career Fair, a job fair for Kentucky’s private colleges, in February
   Make an appointment with your career counselor to assess:
     if your resume and cover letters need revision
     if you need further guidance with interviewing, job searching, self-assessment, etc.
     if you want to connect with alumni in a particular career field or who work for employers of
        interest to you
     if you need to re-evaluate your career plan
   Establish your long and short term career goals
   Obtain recommendations and references from previous employers, professors, advisors, and
    directors of any extracurricular organization(s) in which you were involved
   Notify Career Services if you have accepted a position and give them your updated logistic

We want to help you every step of the way. Please make an appointment in Career Services early in
     your freshman year so that you can get a great head start on your career development.
      What Career Services Can Do For Your Student

Centre Futures
Program geared specifically toward freshman. Designed to get them involved early on in
their career development and help them become well-prepared for life after Centre.
Students registering for this program are:
     assigned a career counselor who stays with them all four years, really getting to know
        them and their career needs
     given an account in our on-line job and internship posting system
     given priority status in our shadowing program (where students are matched with
        alumni whom they can shadow and speak with about careers)
Typical first-year topics addressed include:
     choosing a major
     getting information on careers of interest
     help locating a summer job (including resume writing and interviewing preparation)
Centre Futures, like all of our services, is completely free to students. All we require is that
students meet with us at least twice each year (once in the fall and once in the spring).

Career Counseling
Students can have as many one-on-one appointments with their career counselor as they
would like. Help is offered in any and all areas such as self-assessment, choosing a major,
researching careers, resume writing and interviewing, networking, job searching, and
graduate school decision-making and application assistance.

Help students locate both non-credit (typically done during the summer) and academic
credit internships. Centre Internship Plus, a highly competitive program, provides
matching funding to those who are accepted during CentreTerm and summer.

Resume, cover letter, and graduate school admissions essay writing

Direct connection with employers – includes on-campus interviewing and Spotlight
Career Fair (annual job fair hosted in conjunction with the 19 other private colleges and
universities in Kentucky)

Etiquette Program (formal meal and etiquette presentation)

Career Workshops
Topics covered include resume writing, interviewing, applying to graduate school,
preparing for your senior year, etc.

Web site and newly remodeled career library
Both include an extensive amount of resources on choosing a major, opportunities in
different career fields, internships, job searching, and graduate school.
                  Questions Freshmen Often Ask about Study-Abroad at Centre
Are there indeed two basic kinds of study-abroad opportunities at Centre?
Yes.      1) Centre runs its own recurring, long-term, group residential programs in Strasbourg, France (fall, spring, and early
summer); Merida, Mexico (fall, CentreTerm, spring); London (spring). Also, Centre students regularly participate in Centre-
sponsored programs in England at the University of Reading (fall), in Japan (fall/CentreTerm), in Northern Ireland (fall or
full year), in Shanghai, China (fall), and in Spain (fall or spring).
          2) the specialized, January CentreTerm programs, whose locations change each winter, and the late May-early June
program in Strasbourg.
          Centre students may also participate in a rich variety of study-abroad options sponsored by the Kentucky Institute
for Institutional Studies, particularly in the summer.

How much extra does study-abroad cost here?
         Students pay exactly the same for our semester abroad programs that they would pay in Danville, with the exception
of a $350 surcharge and their airfare. The additional costs of the specialized, January and early summer Strasbourg programs
range from about $2,300 (early summer Strasbourg) to about $3,900.

About how much is the airfare for the semester programs?
        Merida, London, Ireland, Spain, and Strasbourg-bound students have found student round-trip airfares for around
$600-900. Centre awards students going to Japan and China an airfare subsidy so that they pay no more than others.

Are there scholarships available to cover any extra costs of the semester programs?
         Yes. Centre has an endowed fund designated to help some students on need-based financial aid cover some
additional costs of a long-term, residential program. Also, rising seniors with unmet need (or “gap”) who have not yet
studied abroad are eligible to receive a Senior Subsidy to help pay for a CentreTerm program during or the Strasbourg
program in the summer before their senior year.

What’s the best year and best term to study abroad?
         Because freshmen are not allowed to study abroad and most seniors want to remain in Danville during their last
year, Centre students usually study abroad during the fall term or spring term of their sophomore or junior year.
         Other factors, such as academic and sports schedules, may also influence your decision.

I’ve heard that it’s difficult for certain science students, such as biology majors who are pre-med, to study abroad. Is this
          Wrong. The academic schedule of most Centre students allows them to study abroad during any term of their
sophomore, junior, or senior year. It’s true that the sequential pattern of courses in a few science majors makes it easiest for
those students to study abroad during a particular term. For example, biology majors who enter with math proficiency can
easily study abroad in the spring of their sophomore year--or during a later term. The best time to study abroad for BMB
majors who plan to take the MCAT or DAT exam is usually during the fall of their junior year. It’s easiest for Computer
Science majors to study abroad during their sophomore spring term. The Study-Abroad Office in Carnegie has sample
schedules for freshmen who plan to major in biology, BMB, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics, showing which
long term generally works best for study-abroad. It’s important that students contemplating mathematics, computer science,
education, and science majors talk with advisors and figure out their study-abroad plans early in their college career—before
registering for their freshman CentreTerm and spring term courses.

How competitive are the long-term, residential programs? Will I be selected for a slot?
         In the past, virtually all Centre students who have applied for one of our residential programs have been selected,
although some have not been selected for a particular program the first time they applied. The Centre Commitment does not
guarantee that all students can study abroad in the particular program and at the particular time of their choosing. (See “Hints
for Strengthening Your Study-Abroad Application,” available in the International Programs office in Carnegie.)
         Centre will fund you for one of its own semester programs, but you may participate in as many CentreTerm
programs as you wish (and can afford).

When do I apply, and how?
         Information about and applications for next year’s semester programs as well as CentreTerm offerings will be made
available at campus-wide meetings just before and after Thanksgiving and in early January. There will also be an
information meeting for freshmen early in the term. Applications for the long-term programs are due at the beginning of
Spring term, and selections are announced within two weeks. CentreTerm trip participants are selected by the faculty
sponsors of those trips, and for many programs virtually everyone who applies is accepted.

When should I start thinking about studying abroad at Centre? Right now. Let your advisor know when you are thinking
of studying abroad. And feel free to email Milton Reigelman ( or Lisa Nesmith
( with any questions.
Centre The Elevator Speech
What’s an Elevator Speech?
When someone says, “Tell me about Centre,” the following eleven paragraphs
may help. It’s called an elevator speech because you’re supposed to be able to
deliver it in the time it takes an elevator to go from the top floor to the ground
floor. OK – in this case, it’s a tall building with a slow elevator, but you can pick
and choose, using the topics that seem most appropriate for the occasion.

The Elevator Speech
Established in 1819, Centre is a liberal arts college of about 1,215. The
College’s record of achievement ranges from producing two vice presidents, a
chief justice and an associate justice on the Supreme Court, and eight Rhodes
scholars; to upsetting five-year national champion Harvard in football in 1921; to
hosting the only vice presidential debate in the 2000 general election; to leading
the nation over the past 25 years in the annual percentage of alumni giving.

Centre’s personal education enables students to excel as undergraduates and
achieve extraordinary success in advanced studies and careers. They win
the most prestigious national awards, including the Rhodes, Fulbright (29
winners in the last 10 years), Rotary (10 in the last 10 years), Goldwater (7 in the
last 10 years). Within 10 months of graduation, 97 percent of those responding
on average, are either employed or engaged in advanced study.

The College is located in Danville, a town of 18,000 widely recognized for its
high quality of life. It’s within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and

Centre is a U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college (the highest ranking
of any Kentucky institution). Forbes magazine recently named Centre best
among all U.S. colleges and universities in the South and ranked Centre
number 14 among all U.S. colleges and universities. Centre’s four-year
graduation rate of more than 80 percent is the highest of any Kentucky college or
university. (In comparison, the most recent four-year graduation rate at the
state’s flagship university is 30 percent, and the six-year average rate for all
schools nationwide is around 57 percent.) The National Survey of Student
Engagement (NSSE) finds our students among the most “educationally engaged”
in the country in measures such as level of academic challenge, interaction with
faculty members, and enriching educational experiences.

The foundation of Centre’s academic quality is our faculty, 95 percent of full-
time faculty hold the Ph.D. or equivalent. Although active in research, their top
priority is the academic and personal growth of their students.

We reinforce our results-oriented approach with the Centre Commitment:
students who meet Centre’s academic and social expectations are
guaranteed 1) an internship, 2) study abroad, and 3) graduation in four
years – or we provide up to a year of additional study tuition-free.

The emphasis on international study reflects the global component of our
mission. Approximately 85 percent of Centre students study abroad, among the
5 highest rates in the country and the highest percentage of any Kentucky

The College’s Norton Center for the Arts is central to campus life. One of
America’s finest arts facilities, the Norton Center showcases performers and
performances – such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Garrison Keillor, and the Broadway
musical Movin’ Out – that are tops in their fields. Centre students attend most of
these events free of charge.

Centre has long been green, and not just because of its park-like 152-acre
campus. The newly opened Pearl Hall residence hall includes such energy
efficient attributes as geothermal heating and cooling; LEED certification is
pending. The new campus center and science center will also be LEED quality.
Facilities Management and Public Safety have replaced many gas-powered
vehicles with electric golf carts.

Our transforming education combined with a surprisingly low cost means Centre
is widely recognized (by Fiske, U.S. News, Princeton Review, and others) as one
of the outstanding values in higher learning. Consumer’s Digest ranks
Centre as the No. 1 value among U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre is the most
affordable of the U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts colleges.

We’re obviously proud of our institution and eager to talk about it. But the best
way to understand Centre is to visit our beautiful campus (which is becoming
even more stunning with a series of exciting building projects) and experience it
yourself. You have a standing invitation to come to Danville, tour the campus,
eat in our dining hall, and talk with the faculty members and students who are the
core of our extraordinary education.
                      Centre College Statement of Purpose

The following statement of purpose, framed by a group of students, faculty
members, and administrators, was affirmed by the Council of Centre College and
approved by the Board of Trustees. It sets forth the goals and mission of the
College not only as an academic enterprise but also as a comprehensive
educational community.

Centre College is a small, independent, and selective educational community
dedicated to study in the liberal arts as a means to develop the intellectual,
personal, and moral potential of its students. Centre nurtures in its students the
ability to think logically and critically, to work creatively, to analyze and compare
values, and to write and speak with clarity and grace. It acquaints students with
the range of accomplishments of the human mind and spirit in a variety of arts
and theoretical disciplines. It enables students to choose and fulfill significant
responsibilities in society. In short, Centre’s highest priority is to prepare its
students for lives of learning, leadership, and service.

A long and rich tradition of acceptance, freedom of enquiry, and community
informs all aspects of college life. Centre accomplishes its goals in an
atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and
staff, aided by its broadly conceived, nonsectarian, Judeo-Christian heritage.
This tradition commits Centre to a belief in the unconditional value of each
human being, to an appreciation of the differences among people, and to
recognition of the close connection between responsible self-development and
community well being.
                        A Brief History of Centre College

        Centre College received its charter from the Kentucky Legislature on
January 21, 1819. Classes began in the fall of 1820 in the first building of the
College, Old Centre, with a faculty of two and a student body of five. Since that
time Centre has remained steadfast in its mission of providing superior education
in the liberal arts tradition.

      Currently, Centre’s enrollment is about 1,215 undergraduates. Centre is
among the smallest coeducational colleges in the United States to have a Phi
Beta Kappa Chapter and the only private institution in Kentucky to do so.

       Centre’s image as a small school capable of startlingly large
achievements was enhanced by its 1921 football victory over Harvard University,
then ranked No. 1. The New York Times later called Centre’s achievement “the
greatest upset in the first half of the 20th century.”

       In 2000, Centre became the smallest college ever to host a national
election debate when the two vice presidential candidates, Joe Lieberman and
Dick Cheney, met in Centre’s Norton Center for the Arts. The debate was quickly
dubbed the “Thrill in the ‘Ville.”

        Centre set another national record when it achieved a 75.4 percent
participation rate for alumni contributing to the College’s annual fund, a record
that remains unbroken. Centre has led the nation in the percentage of alumni
who make contributions to their college over the last 25 years.

        Centre notable alumni include two U.S. vice presidents (John Cabell
Breckinridge – Class of 1838 and Adlai Ewing Stevenson – Class of 1859), a
chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Frederick M. Vinson – Class of 1909 and
Class of 1911 – Law), a U.S. Chief Justice (John Marshall Harlan – Class of
1850), and a number of U.S. senators, representatives, and state governors.
Other Centre alumni have been and are leaders in the fields of business,
teaching, medicine, law, and journalism.

      Centre’s strong connection with the past brings added meaning to the
present, and provides inspiration for the tradition to be continued in the future.
                                CENTRE SLANG

Gold and White – The official colors of Centre College.

DPS – Department of Public Safety

PS – Prospective Student

The Praying Colonels – Centre’s football team; the name derives from the 1920’s
      when the team would pray in a huddle before every game.

C6H0 – The famous formula commemorating Centre’s 1921 football victory over
     undefeated Harvard, six to nothing. The game is considered one of the
     greatest sports upsets of that century. The formula was painted all over
     town during a parade after the game; one still remains on the Post Office.

Dead Fred – Portrait of Fred M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
      (1946-53), which the Phi Delta Theta fraternity brings to every football

The Bug – The large scarab sculpture on the main lawn near Olin.

The Flame – The sculpture near the library that has generated the popular and
      illegal tradition of “running the flame.”

Running the Flame – An attempt to make it from one’s dorm room around The
      Flame and back completely naked without getting caught by DPS.

The Sinking Spring – The creek between Old Centre and the new Campus
      Center that is said to have been a resting place for Daniel Boone as he
      traveled to Ft. Harrod in Harrodsburg.

The Centre Seal – The seal outside Old Centre representing many traditions.
     One must not touch the seal before Commencement or he/she will risk not
     graduating. Two lovers who kiss over the seal at midnight are destined for

The Honor Walk – The only time in a student’s life at Centre where one is
     permitted to walk over the seal. At the beginning of senior year, each
     student is given a pewter “talent”. Saturday afternoon before
     Commencement, the student walks through Old Centre to the seal and
     gives their “talent” to someone who has touched his/her life over the
     previous four years.

Founder’s Day – A celebration of Centre’s Founding in January. A ceremony is
     held and a speaker is often awarded an Honorary Degree.

Brass Band Festival – Also known as The Great American Brass Band Festival
      (GABBF, for short); held every June when Danville hosts brass bands
      from around the country and a few international bands as well.
Convo – Also known as convocation. Each student must attend 12 per year to
     earn one credit hour of an A. Designated convos include an array of
     plays, orchestras, lectures, etc. and attendance may be assigned by a

DramaCentre – Centre’s drama department, which produces three plays per

Carnival – Centre’s end-of-the-year festival. Several student organizations host
      booths and a musical group is brought in to perform on Friday night.

Guady’s - For those with enough cash to venture off campus for food,
     Guadalajara Restaurant is a great eatery featuring a wide array of
     Mexican Food.

Lexvegas – For those with enough cash and gas to drive outside of Danville,
      Lexington is a popular destination for students looking to escape campus
      for a few hours. It’s only a 45 minute drive to the nearest Target and mall.

The Hub – The café attached to the Centre Bookstore on the corner of 3rd and
     Main which serves amazing sandwiches and desserts.

Burke’s – The most famous bakery in town. Located next to the Catholic Church
      on the corner of 2nd & Main, they serve great pastries, cookies, and cakes.
      They were featured in Southern Living several years ago!

Northside – Site of the freshmen women’s and some freshmen men’s dorms;
      occupied by Yerkes, Cheek/Evans, Acheson/Caldwell, and Pearl
      residence halls

The PO – The post office.

The Dungeon – The computer lab in the basement of Olin.

Breck Beach – The grassy spot outside Breck residence hall where Centre
      students can often be found sunning themselves or playing Frisbee on
      sunny days.

JVAC/Art Barn – Jones Visual Art Center; located behind the field hockey field, it
     houses all of the art studios.

The Cento – Centre’s student newspaper.

SAC – Student Activities Council, which plans events for the student body such
     as midnight movies and Carnival.

SGA – Student Government Association, which is a voice for the students to the
            2010 Walking/Driving Tour for Centre Parents
                From the Office of Parent Programs

As a Centre parent, your trips to campus may be infrequent, but over four years,
we bet you’ll need to know the location of most of the sites you are about to see
on this custom-tailored walking/driving tour. Perhaps if you visit them now, the
first time you desperately need aspirin (perhaps for you, not your student), just
the right kind of storage container to go under the dorm bed, or a great place to
eat, you’ll know where to head.

Go to Main Street and head back toward the downtown (going east):

Useful places close to campus:

Speedway – On Main Street & 5th, on the edge of campus, is the nearest gas
station and convenience store. If you need gas or a quick snack, they are close!

Baskin Robbins/Papa John’s/Little Caesars – Just past Speedway on Main
Street, you’ll find a quick fix for all of your pizza and sweets needs.

Old Federal Building – On the corner of 4th and Main Street is the Old Federal
Building. Recently restored, it houses the Community Arts Center, the hub for
artist activity in Danville-Boyle County. The Center contains ever-changing
regional art displays, diverse arts programming, and is home to David Farmer’s
working studio. The studio is open Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in any time and watch David paint a masterpiece.

City Hall – On your left, as you continue down Main Street towards the
downtown, is City Hall.

Courthouse – The Boyle County Courthouse is on the far left corner. Central
Kentucky Federal Savings Bank is on the far right corner.

Continue on down Main Street:

There are numerous stores along this stretch of Main between 4th and 3rd
Streets, including Carol’s Bridal on the left, if you need nice gifts or a prom
dress/tux. The Episcopal Church is on the right in the middle of the block.
Farmers National Bank, one of the oldest local banks, is located at the corner of
Main and 3rd. (They’ll cash a student check for up to $100 as long as the student
has a Centre ID.) On the other corner of 3rd and Main, are the Centre Bookstore
and the Hub Coffeehouse and Café. Stop in and enjoy one of their many
gourmet coffees while browsing in the bookstore. You can also purchase Centre
merchandise in the bookstore.
In the block between 3rd & 2nd Streets:

Danville Office Equipment has any office supplies you might need. There are
several nice gift stores in this block, including Maple Tree Gallery, Thoroughbred
Threads (which sells lots of Centre clothing), and others. You might want to
explore these two blocks of town. Also, check out Danville’s newest eatery,
Bluegrass Pizza & Pub.

At 2nd and Main:

The heart of historic Danville is the Constitution Square State Park, where
Kentucky’s first constitution was written. Just across the street from it is the
Ephraim McDowell House, home of the pioneer surgeon Ephraim McDowell, who
is considered the “Father of Abdominal Surgery,” and he was a founding trustee
of Centre!

Across from the Constitution Square, on Main Street, next to the Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church, is Burke’s Bakery. Voted the best bakery in the state by
Kentucky Monthly magazine, it has also been written up in Southern Living. It is
open every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. You MUST
try the butterflake rolls (and the donuts, cookies, etc. are all wonderful!).

Turn right on 2nd Street:

At the corner of 2nd and Walnut Street (the first traffic light) on your right is Hall
Pharmacy, owned by Centre alumnus Michael Hall. He is wonderful to our
Centre students.

Turn right onto Walnut Street:

As you pass through the first light at Walnut and 3rd Street, you’ll see Danville’s
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and several of its office buildings.
It’s a large and very progressive regional hospital, which can handle almost
anything. An entire new wing has just been added.

At the second light, turn left onto 4th Street:

Danville has very few one-way streets. However, 4th Street (also called
Hustonville Road) is one way heading toward the bypass. 3rd Street is one
way coming back into town from the bypass.

You are now heading out 4th Street – Danville’s “strip.” Points of interest along
the way include:

A variety of restaurants, starting with Fourth Street Deli & Tap (a Centre favorite!)
and Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken at the point where the road becomes 4-lane.
Several restaurants line both sides of the road all the way to the bypass. The
most popular one with students is Guadalajara (or “Guady’s” as they call it),
which now has three locations in Danville.

As you approach the bypass, you’ll see lots of useful places: many more
restaurants, Title Wave video rental store, and on the left is Danville Manor,
which includes several clothing and shoe stores (including Peebles, JC
Penney’s, and Hibbett Sports), Chinatown restaurant, Cici’s Pizza, O’Charley’s
and others.

Now, you’ve reached the grand intersection of the 127 bypass and 4th Street
(Hustonville Road). If you go on through the light, you’ll find Wal-Mart on the left
(a mecca for our students, especially in the wee hours of the a.m.), Blockbuster
video rental store, King Buffet Chinese Restaurant, Guadalajara 2, and a few
other chain restaurants. Lowe’s and Office Depot are on the right, as well as
Cracker Barrel and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

If you turn left on the 127 bypass, you’ll find more restaurants, hotels, the skating
rink (Finley’s), and the weekend walk-in clinic.

If you turn right on the 127 bypass, you’ll find several more strip malls, which
include clothing stores, Hallmark, Kroger’s, Applebee’s, Zaxby’s, and Huddle

You might want to explore this area so that the next time you are here and your
student desperately needs a hammer and nails (I won’t guess for what), you’ll
know where to go. Or if they’ve worn their Nikes out making trips to the library
and need a new pair of shoes, you’ll know where to find that, too.

End of Driving Tour

Stay on the bypass (heading north) until you get to Perryville Road (US 150 or
Main Street). If you turn left onto Perryville Road, you will find the Danville
Cinemas 8 on your right, which shows the latest releases and features stadium
seating. In the same complex is the Danville Convention Center, Food Lion
grocery, the new Mallard’s Restaurant, and Guadalajara 3. If you turn right onto
Perryville Road at the Boyle County High School campus, you will head back into
town over the railroad viaduct, (just before you get to the viaduct you’ll see the
entrance to Millennium Park, a city/county park where several Centre teams
practice and play) and you’ll end up at the edge of Centre’s campus at Main and


Danville is known for its beautiful and varied older homes. If you want to see
examples, the best areas of town are:

Maple Avenue – Maple Avenue intersects Main Street right at the main Centre
campus sign (near the Horky admission office). Drive down Maple Avenue
(which ends at the bypass) and you’ll see many of our lovely old homes.

Lexington Avenue – Lexington Avenue runs parallel to Main Street, two blocks
over. We suggest you go out Maple Avenue away from campus, and make the
right onto Lexington Avenue at the first light. If you follow this all the way out of
town, you’ll see some very lovely homes (including the famous Rodes home at
the corner of 3rd Street and Lexington – the home with the wrought iron fence –
site of the filming of the movie “Raintree County,” which featured Elizabeth Taylor
and Montgomery Clift). You’ll also pass Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and
the First Christian Church, Danville High School, and at the edge of town, BoKay
florist, the Bowlarama bowling alley (they have a wonderful grill), and the Danville
Country Club and golf course.

Broadway – Just one block over from Main, parallel to campus, you can head
toward downtown on Main Street, make a left at 5th Street, just at the edge of
campus, and then make a right onto Broadway. The nicest homes run for about
two blocks, and at 3rd Street, you’ll find the newly renovated public library and
across in the old 2nd Presbyterian Church, an antique store.

For more details, you can get a historic/walking tour from the Visitor’s Bureau,
located at the corner of 4th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.


Also available at the Visitor’s Bureau is a Civil War Tour brochure, which includes
sites in both Danville and Perryville, including Perryville Battlefield. Old Centre
was used as a hospital by both sides during the war, as were many houses and
buildings in this region.

CONSTITUTION SQUARE & McDOWELL HOUSE: This state historic site is
located in downtown Danville, at Main and 2nd Street. Constitution Square marks
the birthplace of Kentucky’s statehood and the McDowell House is the home of
the famous pioneer surgeon, Ephraim McDowell.

PERRYVILLE BATTLEFIELD: The Civil War Battle of Perryville took place in
Perryville, KY, located about 10 miles from Danville on US 150 (head out Main
Street away from campus and the downtown area). One of the bloodiest Civil
War battles, the site in Perryville is also considered one of the most pristine
major Civil War sites in the country. Even the downtown area, Merchants Row,
remains much as it was at the time of the battle. Restoration efforts are presently
underway which will make Perryville a nationally-recognized site. The Museum
is open from 9-5 and there are numerous trails and monuments.

OLD FORT HARROD STATE PARK: Ten miles from Danville on US 127 is Old
Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg. This is Kentucky’s first permanent
settlement and features a replica of the historic 1774 fort. The Mansion Museum
houses Native American and Civil War artifacts.

SHAKER VILLAGE: A National Historic Landmark, Shaker Village is America’s
finest, largest and most completely restored Shaker community and living history
museum. It offers a tranquil setting with daily demonstrations of Shaker life,
crafts, and dining. It is about a 20-30 minute drive out highway 68, which is 3rd
Street. Go up Main to 3rd, and take a left at the light.

Located in a 1939 WPA historic building on 6th Street in Danville, the Great
American Dollhouse Museum contains hundreds of buildings, large and small, of
various periods in history. American history comes alive with a detailed, fully
furnished, and authentic Colonial village, an Old West town, a Mexican village of
the old Southwest, a Shaker settlement, a garment factory, a preparatory school,
a New Orleans blues and jazz rehearsal, a boarding house and B&B, and other
engaging historical scenes. The museum is full of activity with both a play and
an educational center, as well as outdoor landscaped gardens.

If you go down Main Street away from campus (east), on past the Constitution
Square State Park at 2nd Street, you’ll see the Danville Post Office on the right
and Melton’s Deli (a good place to grab a sandwich) on the left, at the
intersection of Main and Old Wilderness Road.

Take a right onto Old Wilderness and go through the first light. On the right,
you’ll see Bate Middle School.

Go through the next light (Old Wilderness & Alta Avenue), and just through the
light on the left, is the entrance to Old Crow Inn, Kentucky’s oldest stone manor
house, now a bed and breakfast, which also includes an art studio run by the
Brousseau family, and a winery and vineyard.

If you continue down Old Wilderness Road from Old Crow Inn, on the left you’ll
find Pioneer Playhouse, an outdoor dinner theatre and campground, now in its
61st year of operation. Plays and dinner are featured each evening throughout
the summer, and several famous actors (including Lee Majors and John Travolta)
spent their summers there. Experience outdoor theatre in an authentic setting.
See the Box Office from “Raintree County” and an authentic log cabin from Kris
Kristofferson’s 1995 movie “Pharaoh’s Army.”


Nestled in next to Herrington Lake is Danville's finest 18-hole golf course.
Experienced and novice players alike will enjoy playing this challenging course
with its rolling terrain and water hazards on nine holes. Take a minute from play
to breathe in the open countryside and scenic views of the lake.

They have a pro shop, cart rental, driving range, practice putting green, grill and
snack bar for your convenience. Take the afternoon off...and experience the best
in Kentucky golf!

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is a 500-acre preserve, located 13 miles
from Danville in the Parksville knob land and bordering a stretch of the beautiful
North Rolling Fork. The refuge is open to all as a protected area for the
enjoyment and study of nature in its many fascinating forms.

By now, you should be convinced that Danville truly is one of America’s best top
25 small towns!
                         AREA ACCOMMODATIONS


Danville, Kentucky, 40422
Best Western/Danville Inn             Bright Leaf Golf Resort
210 Brenda Avenue (off 150 Bypass)    1742 Danville Road/US Hwy. 127 S.
(859) 236-5525 or (866) 485-0229      (859) 734-5481 or (800) 469-6038
Continental breakfast                 36-hole championship golf course 

Comfort Suites                        Country Hearth Inn
864 Ben-Ali Drive at                  105 Commercial Drive/US Hwy. 127 N.
US 150 & Bypass 127                   (859) 734-2400 or (888) 294-6492
(859) 936-9300 or (800) 228-5150      Complimentary INNCredible breakfast
Deluxe continental breakfast
                                      Days Inn
Country Hearth Inn                    1680 Danville Road/US Hwy. 127 S.
1641 Hustonville Road at              (859) 734-9431
US 127/150 Bypass                     Complimentary continental breakfast
(859) 236-8601 or (888) 4-HEARTH
Continental breakfast
Reno’s Roadhouse Restaurant on site   Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill         3501 Lexington Road/US Hwy. 68 E.
                                      (859) 734-5411 or (800) 734-5611
Hampton Inn                           Rooms, Suites, and Cottages
100 Montgomery Way (US 150 Bypass)    Largest restored Shaker Village in
(859) 236-6200 or (800) HAMPTON       America
 “On the House” Hot breakfast

Holiday Inn Express                   Nicholasville, Kentucky, 40356
96 Daniel Drive off US 150 Bypass     Holiday Inn Express
(859) 236-8600 or (800) HOLIDAY       164 Imperial Way
Continental breakfast                 (800) HOLIDAY                 Complimentary continental breakfast

Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 40330          Howard Johnson’s
Beaumont Inn                          2149 Lexington Road
638 Beaumont Inn Drive                (859) 887-8712
(859) 734-3381 or (800) 352-3992      Complimentary continental breakfast
Deluxe continental breakfast

Danville, Kentucky, 40422
Empty Nest
111 E. Lexington Road                     The Golden Lion Bed & Breakfast
(859) 236-3339                            243 North Third Street
Turn-of-the-century home furnished with   (859) 583-1895 or (866) 453-5466
antiques; expanded continental            1840s home in historic district
breakfast; close to downtown              Within walking distance of downtown
Centre College alumni                     Provides genealogical resources
Lincliff Guesthouse
4435 Lebanon Road
(859) 236-0185                            Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 40330
No children under 10 except infants       Aspen Hall Manor
Private baths; laundry facility           558 Aspen Hall Drive
Private deck with electric grill          (859) 734-5050 or (888) 485-8870
Whirlpool tub; stocked fishing pond       Monumental 1840 Greek Revival house
Wireless Internet in guest house          Private baths; full breakfast;
Furnished continental breakfast           Tea Room; available for private parties,
                                          weddings, meetings.
Morning Glory Manor and Cottage           Children welcome
244 East Lexington Avenue       
(859) 236-1888
Wheelchair accessible; private bath       Baxter House Bed & Breakfast
Continental “plus” breakfast              1677 Lexington Road/US Hwy. 68 E.
                                          (859) 734-4877 or (888) 809-4404
Old Crow Inn                              American four-square home
471 Stanford Road                         Private baths; full breakfast
(859) 236-1808                            Available for weddings, rehearsals,
Kentucky’s oldest stone manor house       private parties
Private baths; full breakfast   
Chateau de Vieux Corbeau Winery &
Tasting Room                              Southern Charm Bed & Breakfast
Working arts pottery studio & showroom    363 North East Street                        (859) 734-9340 or (877) 734-9340
                                          Historic 1831 Greek Revival home
Pasick’s Bed and Breakfast                Private baths; deluxe continental
132 E. Lexington Road                     breakfast; in-ground pool
(859) 236-0074                            Children welcome; pet friendly
Victorian home; whirlpool tub             Available for weddings, receptions,
                                          meetings, and parties.
The Cottage                     
2826 Lexington Road
(859) 236-9642
Private two-room cottage on picturesque
Bluegrass farm; no stairs; expanded
continental breakfast with fresh breads
                                           excellent view of the lake;
                                           private dock and boat ramp;
                                           pontoon rental on site
Lancaster, Kentucky, 40444
The Ashley Inn &
Meadow Lake Equestrian Center              Our Home at Normans Camp
9863 Lexington Road                        828 Normans Camp Road
(859) 548-4922 or (888) 548-4922           (KY Hwy. 152E to 33N)
6,500 square foot, federal style           (859) 971-3520 or (859) 806-3388
southern mansion; private baths;           Four bedroom 2,600 square-foot
wireless Internet; stocked fishing pond;   lakefront home; Sleeps 15; completely
peddle boat; miles of walking;             furnished with a fully-stocked kitchen;
riding area                                Private dock and boat ramp just ½ mile.
Available for weddings, parties, 
family gatherings, and events                     Paradise Cottage
                                           1390 Paradise Camp Road
                                           (KY Hwy 152E to 33S)
Nicholasville, Kentucky, 40356             (859) 396-3273 or (800) 649-0264
The Corner House Bed & Breakfast           Three bedroom 1,200 square foot,
228 Richmond Avenue                        waterfront lake house; features a private
(877) 571-5777                             dock with two slips; 2 levels of decking;
Victorian home built in 1911 with          screened-in back porch with hammock;
hardwood floors; private baths;            sleeps 9
wireless Internet; Billiard room 
                                           Royalty’s Cottages
                                           940 Norman’s Camp Road
LAKE RENTALS                               (KY Hwy. 152E to 33 N to 342)
                                           (859) 748-5459
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 40330               Large 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 7
Haddix Point Hideaway                      Fully equipped kitchen and bath
1840 Paradise Camp Road                    Screened porch overlooking lake
(KY Hwy 152E to 33S)                       Cable TV; Air conditioning
(440) 427-0610
Five bedroom home situated on an acre      Small 1 bedroom cottage sleeps 5
Sleeps 10; provides privacy with           Fully equipped kitchen and bath
excellent lake access and a breathtaking   Screened porch
view of Herrington Lake;                   Cable TV; Air conditioning
Private launch ramp and your own 
dock/swim deck with swim ladder.
Haddix Point Hideaway II
1862 Paradise Camp Road                    Danville, Kentucky, 40422
(KY Hwy 152E to 33S)                       Pioneer Playhouse Camping
(859) 748-9451                             840 Stanford Road
3,000 square foot, 4 bedroom home          (859) 236-2747 or (866) 597-5297
with all the amenities and an              35 sites with water/electric, 100 tent sites
Restrooms with showers;
Dumping station; pets welcome;
Reservations not accepted

*Allen’s Service & Towing              Caldwell Body Shop Inc.
554 E. Lexington Avenue                1215 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-6654                         (859) 238-7051

*Auto Mate                             Cliff’s Foreign Auto Service
75 Westridge Drive                     664 Cornishville Street
Danville, KY 40422                     Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 238-7250                         (859) 734-3740

B & M Smith Garage                     Danville Foreign Car & Recreation
6865 Lebanon Road                      1227 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9613                         (859) 236-3500

Bee Fast Lube                          G & S Automotive
115 Commercial Drive                   2927 Louisville Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-0007                         (859) 865-1111

Bennett’s Car Care                     Go Chevrolet
100 Commercial Drive                   2405 Lebanon Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  Danville, KY 40422
(859) 734-9220                         (859) 236-4558

Bob Allen Motor Mall                   Greenleaf BP Service Station
725 N. Maple Avenue                    700 E. Lexington Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-3217                         (859) 236-7775

Botts Garage                           Green’s Five Point Service, Inc.
1063 Lexington Road                    502 N. College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-7665                         (859) 734-4259

Brake Shop                             Harrodsburg Wholesale Tires Inc.
2296 S. Danville Bypass                1054 N. College Street
Danville, KY 40422                     Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 236-9801                         (859) 734-4563

Mark Brown Body Shop                   Hometown Tire of Danville
315 Dillehay Street                    105 Thoroughbred Drive
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2299                         (859) 236-8810
J & J Auto Service                 Phillips Auto Service
436 Fryes Lane                     1115 Lebanon Road
Danville, KY 40422                 Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-6962                     (859) 238-2002

Ken Towery’s Auto Care             Precision Auto Repair
1000 Hustonville Road              301 N. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422                 Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 236-0550                     (859) 734-3800

KP Automotive                      Spirit Chevrolet
812 S. College Street              1072 Danville Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330              Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-3788                     (859) 734-7736

Lantz’s Auto Service               Stringtown Garage
600 S. 3rd Street                  1117 Lexington Road
Danville, KY 40422                 Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 236-8302                     (859) 734-3327

*Morley’s Wheel Service            Thacker’s Auto Service
234 E. Walnut Street               200 Danville Street
Danville, KY 40422                 Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 236-4454                     (859) 748-5310

The Muffler Shop                   Valvoline Instant Oil Change
2294 S. Danville Bypass            794 S. Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422                 Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-3016                     (859) 936-9410

Nicholas Marathon Service Center
922 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9984
Nights: 236-1944

                           AREA BANKS AND ATM’S

BANK                                           ATM Only Locations

Bluegrass Community Bank
113 Smoky Way
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-0556

Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank
340 West Main Street (Enter from 4th Street)
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4181

Ridgefield Center Branch
120 Skywatch Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4277

Chase Bank
128 North Third Street                         Third Street Autobank
Danville, KY 40422                             128 North Third Street
(859) 236-4974                                 Danville, KY 40422

237 West Main Street                           Speedway Convenience Store
Danville, KY 40422                             5th and Main Streets
(859) 238-4702                                 Danville, KY 40422

Community Trust Bank
462 West Main Street                           Centre College
Danville, KY 40422                             Ephraim McDowell Hospital
(859) 239-9200

1560 Hustonville Road
(Danville Manor Shopping Center)
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 239-9460

Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co.
1035 Ben Ali Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-2602
BANK                                      ATM Only Locations
Farmers National Bank
304 West Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2926

Danville Square Express
1714 Perryville Road
Danville, KY 40422

East Main Express
211 East Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 239-9516

Southtown Express                         Greenleaf Express
224 Southtown Drive                       750 East Lexington Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                        Danville, KY 40422

Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Danville Square Shopping Center
1714 Perryville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2153

PBK Bank
1001 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-2265

PNC Bank
121 South Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-1034

1611 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-1040

U S Bank
111 South Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-5418

Woodforest Bank
Danville Walmart
100 Walton Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9565

AT&T has coverage in the Danville area and is widely used on campus. Visit their
website at or call their toll-free number at 866-662-4548. There is also a
store in this area.

1714 Perryville Road, Suite 106
Danville, KY 40422

T-Mobile has coverage in the Danville area. Visit their website at
There is also a store in this area.

Inside Wal-Mart
100 Walton Avenue
Danville, KY 40422

Boost Mobile has coverage in the Danville area. Visit their website at

Boost Mobile is available in several locations in Danville.
RadioShack*                      The Computer House
1560 Hustonville Road, #209      1531 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422               Danville, KY 40422
859-236-2842                     859-936-1701

Kroger                     Walmart                     Food Lion
200 Skywatch Drive         100 Walton Avenue           1041 Ben Ali Drive
Danville, KY 40422         Danville, KY 40422          Danville, KY 40422
574-784-3669               859-236-9572                859-236-5447

*Radio Shack also sells phones and plans for AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Alltel, and T-

Sprint has coverage in the Danville area. Visit their website at or call
their toll-free number at 888-211-4727. There are no stores in this area.

Verizon’s website shows no coverage in the Danville area, although students who use
Verizon say it works fine for them. Visit their website at
There are no stores in this area.

                              AREA CHURCHES
African Methodist Episcopal
St. James A.M.E. Church                First Baptist Church (SBC)
124 E. Walnut Street                   1570 N. Danville Bypass
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-3241                         (859) 236-2276
St. Peters A.M.E. Church
225 W. Lexington Street                First Baptist Church
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  349 W. Broadway
(859) 734-9996                         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
                                       (859) 734-9709
Assembly of God
Cornerstone Assembly of God            Gethsemane Baptist Church
2035 Old Lexington Road                123 Quisenberry Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9058                         (859) 236-2581

Lighthouse Assembly of God             Harrodsburg Baptist Church
500 Bohon Road                         312 S. Main Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-0734                         (859) 734-2339

Baptist                                Hedgeville Baptist Church
Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church          4700 Lancaster Road
1400 Bluegrass Pike                    Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                     (859) 236-0662
(859) 936-0000
                                       Immanuel Baptist Church (SBC)
Calvary Baptist Church                 1280 Faulkner Lane
401 Waveland Avenue                    Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                     (859) 236-5073
(859) 236-5350               
                                       Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
Centennial Baptist Church              339 W. Lexington Avenue
537 Burley Street                      Danville, KY 40422
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  (859) 236-3565
(859) 734-0746               

First Baptist Church (NBC)             Outreach Baptist Church
200 W. Walnut Street                   875 Alum Springs Crosspike
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4615                         (859) 236-0338
Catholic                                Church of God
St. Andrew’s Rectory                    Danville Church of God
1125 Danville Road                      516 S. Fourth Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                   Danville, KY 40422
(859) 734-4270                          (859) 236-4018

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church   First Church of God
117 W. Main Street                      3220 Harrodsburg Road
Danville, KY 40422                      Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2111                          (859) 236-4700
Indian Hills Christian Church           Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
516 Grabruck St.                        Church of Jesus Christ of
Danville, KY 40422                      Latter Day Saints
(859) 236-7575                          110 Waterworks Road
                                        Danville, KY 40422
Second Street Christian Church          (859) 236-8354
Corner of 2nd and Green Streets
Danville, KY 40422                      Episcopal
(859) 236-6564                          St. Philips Episcopal Church
                                        131 Short Street
Christian – Disciples of Christ         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
First Christian Church                  (859) 734-3569
555 E. Lexington Road
Danville, KY 40422                      Trinity Episcopal Church
(859) 236-4006                          320 W. Main Street
                                        Danville, KY 40422
Harrodsburg Christian Church            (859) 236-3374
305 S. Main Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                   Jehovah’s Witnesses
(859) 734-3224                          Jehovah’s Witnesses Danville            229 Fox Run Trail
                                        Danville, KY 40422
Church of Christ                        (859) 236-2458
Danville Church of Christ
385 E. Lexington Avenue                 Jehovah’s Witnesses
Danville, KY 40422                      404 Bohon Road
(859) 236-4204                          Harrodsburg, KY 40330
                                        (859) 734-4862
Church of Christ West End
3040 Perryville Road                    Jewish
Danville, KY 40422                      Ohavay Zion Synagogue
(859) 236-9575                          (Conservative)
                                        2048 Edgewater Court
Mercer Church of Christ                 Lexington, KY 40502
1200 Louisville Road                    (859) 266-8050
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-7030
Temple Adath Israel (Reform)           New Life Ministries
124 N. Ashland Avenue                  205 Morris Drive
Lexington, KY 40502                    Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 269-2979                         (859) 734-0610

U.K. Hillel Foundation                 Presbyterian (PCUSA)
UK Hillel, P.O. Box 613                The Presbyterian Church of Danville
University Station, University of KY   500 W. Main Street
1905 Alexandria Drive                  Danville, KY 40422
Lexington, KY 40506                    (859) 236-6692
(859) 257-7531 or 278-2530   

Lutheran                               United Presbyterian Church
Our Savior Lutheran Church             326 S. Main Street
285 Hill-N-Dale Drive                  Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Danville, KY 40422                     (859) 734-4710
(859) 236-2970
                                       Presbyterian (PCA)
Methodist                              Grace Presbyterian Church
Centenary United Methodist Church      180 Bold Venture
119 S. Third Street                    Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                     (859) 236-9137
(859) 236-4678               
1441 Perryville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4800

Harrodsburg United Methodist Church
102 S. Chiles Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-3704

Faith Church
4070 S. Danville Bypass
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4995

Christ Tabernacle
1116 Perryville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-6422


Anita’s Attic                      Lee Stephens
420 W. Walnut Street               350 S. 4th Street
Danville, KY 40422                 Danville, KY 40422
(859) 209-4247                     (859) 236-0237

Cato                               Peebles Department Store
244 Skywatch Drive                 Danville Manor Shopping Center
Danville, KY 40422                 Hustonville Road
(859) 936-7429                     Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 238-7583
Derby Shoppe & Raggs
124 & 126 N. 3rd Street            The Style Shop
Danville, KY 40422                 1714 Perryville Road
(859) 236-1211 or 236-7630         Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 936-2005
Hibbett Sports
Danville Manor Shopping Center     Wal-Mart Supercenter
Hustonville Road                   100 Walton Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                 Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4693                     (859) 236-9572

JC Penney
Danville Manor Shopping Center
Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-7709

                         AREA FLORISTS & GIFT SHOPS

A Lasting Impression Florist and Gifts   Junior’s General Store
116 E. Main Street                       219 S. 4th Street
Danville, KY 40422                       Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-7118                           (859) 936-5522
                                         Kroger Floral Design Center
Beaumont Inn Gift Shop                   200 Skywatch Drive
638 Beaumont Inn Drive                   Danville, KY 40422
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                    (859) 236-3987
(859) 734-3718
                                         Mark’s Hallmark
Beehive Gift Shop                        204 Skywatch Drive
114 S. Main Street                       Danville, KY 40422
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                    (859) 936-0777
(859) 734-4403
                                         Maple Tree Gallery
BoKays Flowers and More                  225 W. Main Street
1075 E. Lexington Avenue                 Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                       (859) 236-0909
(859) 236-7571
                                         Molly’s Flowers and Things
Candy Bouquet                            465 S. 4th Street
1202 Hustonville Road                    Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                       (859) 236-4438 or (800) 928-6213
(859) 236-5605                 

Carol’s Bridal & Gift Boutique           Myrtle’s Market
309 W. Main Street                       415 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422                       Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-3825                           (859) 236-0644

Constitution Square Gift Shop            Royalty’s Florist & Gifts
134 S. 2nd Street                        453 Price Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                       Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 239-7089                           (859) 734-3339

Ellis Florist & Gifts                    Saffron’s Funky Finds
1006 Danville Road                       390 Whirl-A-Way Drive
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                    Danville, KY 40422
(859) 733-9971                           (859) 236-0260

Goose Creek Gifts
216 Skywatch Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 239-0020
                           AREA GROCERIES

ALDI                               Other Options
909 Hustonville Road               Champion Marathon
Danville, KY 40422                 109 Quisenberry Avenue
They do not have a phone           Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 936-6929
Food Lion
1041 Ben Ali Drive                 Chill’s Quick Stop
Danville, KY 40422                 650 E. Lexington Avenue
(859) 236-5447                     Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 236-0444
200 Skywatch Drive                 LaHacienda (Mexican)
Danville, KY 40422                 801 2nd Street
(859) 236-3987                     Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 236-9438
Save A Lot
1085 E. Lexington Avenue           Man-O-War BP
Danville, KY 40422                 101 Man-O-War Boulevard
(859) 238-7677                     Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 236-9111
Wal-Mart Supercenter
100 Walton Avenue                  Quick Stop Food Mart
Danville, KY 40422                 4098 Hustonville Road
(859) 236-9572                     Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 854-3466

                                   Redi Mart
                                   60 Bluegrass Pike
                                   Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 236-3598

                                   Speedway Convenience Store
                                   472 W. Main Street
                                   Danville, KY 40422
                                   (859) 236-1025 or 236-8352

                                 AREA PHARMACIES

CVS Pharmacy                              Kroger Pharmacy
201 W. Martin Luther King Blvd            200 Skywatch Drive
Danville, KY 40422                        Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-5255                            (859) 236-0408

CVS Pharmacy                              Kroger Pharmacy
423 South College Street                  844 S. College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                     Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-5476                            (859) 734-0081

Danville Compounding Center               Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
900 Hustonville Road                      900 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422                        Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-7282                            (859) 238-0002

Good Neighbor Pharmacy                    Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
60 Cassady Avenue                         636 S. College Street
Danville, KY 40422                        Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 936-1222                            (859) 734-4314

*Hall Pharmacy                            Wal-Mart Pharmacy
131 S. 2nd Street                         100 Walton Avenue
Danville, KY 40422                        Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-1442                            (859) 236-2411

                           AREA RESTAURANTS


Bluegrass Pizza & Pub
235 W. Main Street                  Wahmei
Danville, KY 40422                  858 S. College Street
(859) 236-7737                      Harrodsburg, KY 40330
                                    (859) 734-0523
Freddie’s Restaurant
142 Stanford Avenue                 Mexican
Danville, KY 40422                  Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
(859) 236-9884                      917 Hustonville Road
                                    Danville, KY 40422
Giovanni’s Pizza                    (859) 238-7551
1418 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422                  Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 2
(859) 236-1455                      275 Jane Trail
                                    Danville, KY 40422
Pizza Hut                           (859) 236-8300
1565 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422                  Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 3
(859) 236-2622                      1715 Perryville Road
                                    Danville, KY 40422
Chinese                             (859) 936-9325
Asian Garden
551 Commerce Drive                  La Fiesta Grande
Harrodsburg, KY 40330               240 Skywatch Drive
(859) 733-6366                      Danville, KY 40422
                                    (859) 238-0544
Chinatown Gourmet
Danville Manor Shopping Center      La Hacienda
1560 Hustonville Road               801 S. Second Street
Danville, KY 40422                  Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-8899                      (859) 236-9438
                                    Cash only
House of Cheung
817 Maple Avenue                    Home-cooking
Danville, KY 40422                  Beaumont Inn
(859) 236-2772                      638 Beaumont Inn Drive
                                    Harrodsburg, KY 40330
King Buffet                         (859) 734-3381
2596 S. Danville Bypass
Danville, KY 40422                  Cloud’s Country Cooking
(859) 238-1688                      1028 N. College Street
                                    Harrodsburg, KY 40330
                                    (859) 734-0086
Cracker Barrel
40 Cassady Avenue                      Eddie Montgomery’s Steak House
Danville, KY 40422                     180 Lucky Man Way
(859) 936-7792                         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
                                       (859) 734-3400
H&A Restaurant
(Penn’s Ham Shoppe)                    Huddle House
815 Perryville Street                  308 Skywatch Drive
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-7964                         (859) 239-9391

Kentucky Depot                         Mallard’s Restaurant
119 Metker Trace                       1001 Ben Ali Drive
Stanford, KY 40484                     Danville, KY 40422
(606) 365-8040                         (859) 936-8103

M & M’s Restaurant                     O’Charley’s
1050 Lexington Road                    Danville Manor Shopping Center
(inside bowling alley)                 1560 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-0740                         (859) 936-8040

19th Hole at Bright Leaf Golf Resort   Opal’s
1742 Danville Road                     4041 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  Danville, KY 40422
(859) 734-0509                         (859) 936-1700

Shoney’s                               Reno’s Roadhouse
3678 S. Danville Bypass                1641 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-6999                         (859) 936-1385

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill        CAFES AND DELICATESSENS
3501 Lexington Road                    Burke’s Bakery & Delicatessen
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                  121 W. Main Street
(859) 734-5411                         Danville, KY 40422
                                       (859) 236-5661
Ace Billiards & Grill                  Fourth Street Deli & Tap
303 W. Main Street                     464 S. Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9837                         (859) 236-7953

Applebee’s Restaurant                  The Hub Coffeehouse & Café
300 Skywatch Drive                     236 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422                     Danville, KY 40422
(859) 936-7400                         (859) 936-0001
                                  135 Jane Trail
                                  Danville, KY 40422
                                  (859) 238-2284

Kentucky Fudge Company
225 S. Main Street                Domino’s Pizza
Harrodsburg, KY 40330             423 S. Fourth Street
(859) 733-0088                    Danville, KY 40422
                                  (859) 236-2900
Melton’s Deli
247 E. Main Street                Fazoli’s
Danville, KY 40422                Danville Manor Shopping Center
(859) 236-9874                    1560 Hustonville Road
                                  Danville, KY 40422
Red Rooster Café                  (859) 236-9265
118 E. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422                KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
(859) 236-2394                    100 May Blvd. (US 127/150 Bypass)
                                  Danville, KY 40422
FAST FOOD                         (859) 936-9212
A&W Rootbeer/Long John Silver’s
Danville Manor Shopping Center    Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken
1520 Hustonville Road             610 S. Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422                Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-8570                    (859) 236-8777

Arby’s                            Little Caesar’s Pizza
1600 Hustonville Road             475 W. Main Street
Danville, KY 40422                Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-1199                    (859) 236-1122

Baskin-Robbins                    McDonald’s
464 W. Main Street                113 Thoroughbred Drive
Danville, KY 40422                Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-4175                    (859) 936-9240

Burger King                       McDonald’s
Danville Manor Shopping Center    280 Jane Trail (US 150 Bypass),
1560 Hustonville Road             Danville, KY 40422
Danville, KY 40422                (859) 238-7200
(859) 236-4664
                                  Papa John’s Pizza
Cici’s Pizza                      464 W. Main Street
Danville Manor Shopping Center    Danville, KY 40422
1560 Hustonville Road             (859) 236-9999
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 936-1616                    Rally’s
                                  2900 S. Danville Bypass
Dairy Queen                       Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-5500

Sonic Drive In
101 Baughman Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-8565
Subway                             7/8/10

125 ½ N. Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-7964

500 Finn Hill Drive (Bypass 150)
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-7940

Inside Walmart
100 Walton Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 936-9906

Taco Bell
1428 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-7790

1504 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2522

Wok N Go
1410 Hustonville Road
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-7171

304 Skywatch Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-9133
                            AREA STORAGE FACILITIES

A-1 Mini Storage                           McGlone’s Mini Storage
410 Bohon Road                             836 N. College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                      Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 265-0291                             (859) 734-5176

America’s Storage Rentals of Danville      T. Peavler Mini Storage
185 West Ridge Road                        255 Morris Drive
Danville, KY 40422                         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(800) 457-5678                             (859) 734-3694

Bee Secure Storage                         Self-Service Storage
115 Commercial Drive                       215 Jane Trail
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                      Danville, KY 40422
(859) 265-1412                             (859) 236-7505

Danville Mini-Warehouse                    Stor-All
441 Dillehay Street                        1015 Danville Road
Danville, KY 40422                         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 236-4060                             (859) 734-5192

G & J Mini Storage                         Storwright Mini Storage
668 Cornishville Street                    200 Cold Springs Drive
Harrodsburg, KY 40330                      Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 612-2526 or (859) 803-0064           (859) 613-5870

J & J Storage                              Treasure Island Public Storage
4425 Hustonville Road                      2327 Louisville Road
Danville, KY 40422                         Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 854-3259                             (859) 733-0100

*Lock Box Inc.
387 Whirl-A-Way Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2611
They give a discount to Centre students.

                            AREA TRANSPORTATION
*Premier Limousine
P.O. Box 626
Junction City, KY 40440
859-326-5466 (LIMO)

6, 8, or 10 passenger limos, luxury sedans, or SUV’s available for airport pick up and
drop off, weddings, and other events.

Bluegrass Airport
4000 Terminal Drive, Suite 206
Lexington, KY 40510 (approx. 40 miles from Danville)

Airport Information:        859-425-3114
Airport Administration:     859-425-3100
Community Relations:        859-425-3126 or 859-425-3105

AirTran Airways             800-247-8726
Allegiant Air:              702-505-8888
American Eagle:             800-433-7300
Continental Express:        800-525-0280
Delta Air Lines:            800-221-1212
Northwest Airlink:          800-225-2525
United Express:             800-864-8331
US Airways:                 800-428-4322

Louisville International Airport
600 Terminal Drive (I65 & I264)
Louisville, KY 40209 (approx. 85 miles from Danville)

Airport Automated Information:           502-367-4636
Louisville Regional Airport Authority:   502-368-6524

American Airlines:          817-967-2000
Continental Airlines:       800-932-2732
Delta Airlines:             404-715-1450
Frontier:                   800-265-5505
Midwest Airlines:           800-452-2022
Northwest:                  404-715-1450
Southwest:                  214-792-4223
United Express:             877-228-1327
US Airways Express:         866-523-5333
*DAN-TRAN (Community Bus Service)
Service begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning and ending at
the Alex W. Stevens Intermodal Transit Facility and making 22 stops along the way. On
Saturday, service begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. and makes 14 stops.
The cost is $1.00.

*Blue Grass Community Action
Bus service between Danville and Lexington.
The service is offered Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The cost is $5.00 per person one way or $10.00 per person round trip.

Buses leave the Danville Parking Garage at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. and
take riders to three stops in Lexington: the Greyhound bus terminal on New Circle
Road, the LexTran Transit Center, and Blue Grass Airport. Passengers receive a pass
for the entire day and are eligible to make as many trips back and forth as they desire.
Once in Lexington, riders wanting to travel around Lexington have the option of
boarding the LexTran lines at the transit center or continuing on the bus for a fare of $1
per person, per mile, with a 3-mile minimum.
Note: This service is not offered on holidays.

Bluegrass Ultra-Transit (bus/van service)
225 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
859-236-5202 or 859-238-2260

$1.00/mile with a minimum of $3.00
Need to make an appointment for pick-up at least 72 hours in advance.

Greyhound Bus Lines
477 W. New Circle Road NW
Lexington, KY 40511
859-299-0428 or 859-299-8804 or 800-454-2487

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
501 S. Fourth Street, Suite 1
Danville, KY 40422

Free pick-up; Daily, weekly, monthly rates; Weekend specials
Directions to Wal-mart:                  Directions to Hall Pharmacy:              Directions to Food Lion:
From Centre’s campus, take Main          From Centre’s campus, take Main           From Centre’s campus, take Main
Street heading east into town. Turn      Street heading east into town. Turn       Street out of town across the
right on 4th Street, also known as       right on 2nd Street. Hall Pharmacy        railroad viaduct. This becomes
Hustonville Road. Follow                 is on the right at the end of the first   Perryville Road. Follow Perryville
Hustonville Road all the way to the      block.                                    Road past Millennium Park and
intersection with the 127/150                                                      Boyle County High School to the
Bypass. Just through this                                                          intersection with the 127/150
intersection on the left is Wal-mart.    Directions to CVS Pharmacy:               Bypass. Go through this
Turn left into the parking lot at the    From Centre’s campus, take Main           intersection and turn right at the first
first traffic light.                     Street heading east into town. Turn       traffic light onto Ben Ali Drive. Food
                                         right on 2nd Street. Go through the       Lion is located in the same complex
                                         first traffic light at Walnut Street,     as the Danville Convention Center
Directions to Lowe’s:                    and CVS is on the right.                  and Danville Cinemas 8.
From Centre’s campus, take Main
Street heading east into town. Turn
right on 4th Street, also known as       Directions to Kroger:
Hustonville Road. Follow                 From Centre’s campus, take Main
Hustonville Road all the way to the      Street heading east into town. Turn
intersection with the 127/150            right on 4th Street, also known as
Bypass. Just through this                Hustonville Road. Follow
intersection on the right is Lowe’s.     Hustonville Road all the way to the
Turn right into the parking lot at the   intersection with the 127/150
first traffic light.                     Bypass. Turn right onto the
                                         127/150 Bypass. Kroger will be on
                                         the right at the second traffic light.

This advice comes directly from current and former Centre parents.

       “Parent orientation was informative and comprehensive. It is very important to
take the time to attend. Because our student visited twice (one time she spent the night
with a student) we all felt we knew about Centre and there were no surprises.” William
& Carolyn Sheron

       “Offer lots of love and support, a small amount of questions, and advice only
when asked (and with the full understanding that your advice may be rejected). Centre
is a pretty safe place to make mistakes and learn from them.”

      “Remember, you are a guest in your student’s dorm.”

       “Let them struggle with their own problems before intervening. Discuss a budget
before they go.” Mr. & Mrs. John H. Clark, III

        “Listen very, very carefully when you are urged to disinvite your child home for
the first 4-6 weeks. My husband and I ignored this advice and our daughter had a much
more difficult time adjusting to college/dorm life than other students.” Brenda Curtz

      “No child tires of hearing that his parents are proud of him – for whatever
reason.” Marcia Hermann

       “We found it was cheaper to get a cell phone with long distance in the plan than
to get other long distance options. Plus there’s the additional benefit of having a phone
when driving to and from campus.” John & Toni Goetzman

      “The son or daughter that you leave in Danville in September will not be the
same person that returns to you in May. The growth curve is about as great as it was
between birth and one year – so expect great changes.” Franklin Foster

       “Take special care of the siblings left at home. They miss their brother/sister as
much as you do, so be kind to them and don’t dump the missing child’s responsibilities
on the one that remains.” Franklin Foster

      “Try to treat your student like an adult now – especially when you’re on campus!
Good luck!” Mary Beth Brown

     “Email. Get pre-paid phone cards. Send Wal-Mart gift cards. Get a pharmacy
number in town and set up an account.”

       “I think the most important thing is to be patient and let them know you are
always there for them no matter what. I also think it is good to send things like food and
snail mail so that your child has something in their mailbox occasionally.” Jeff & Cherry
       “I have to honestly commend Centre. Our son is our first to go to college, and I
honestly can say we were well prepared by the school to handle this! Our son fell into
college life easily, and we are certain it is because this school knows how to get a family
ready to go to college. Our son is so happy at Centre…it was absolutely the best
choice. The school cares about their students; it is small enough, and they have the
time to care!” Robert & Kathleen Dunworth

       “Family Weekend was wonderful. We were most impressed on August 28th when
we ‘gave our son’ to this school. The people waiting to help us move in and get settled
– it was fantastic! As a mother, I can tell you when your child leaves home for the first
time and adjusts this easily and is as happy as he is, the school has it together and is
doing it right. I’m letting everyone in Tennessee know about Centre!” Robert &
Kathleen Dunworth

       “Expect lots of phone calls. Anticipate ‘ups’ and ‘downs.’ Be prepared to hear
“the classes are too hard!” Then, after about six weeks, relax. They do settle in. In
terms of the dorm room, the closets are roomier than the dressers so bring lots of
hangers. Also, a sturdy stand or table to use for computer equipment that won’t fit on
the desk is a must.” Jennie Ivey


       “Be considerate with what you bring for the room – remember there is a
roommate and they should share the space equally. Less is more! DON’T bring
everything in your closet, all your books, CDs, etc. You can always rotate clothes and
music through the year. DO bring a few favorite items to make it seem like home –
mugs, photos, stuffed animals, etc. There is limited storage/closet space in the dorm
rooms.” John & Toni Goetzman, Mary Beth Brown, David & Nancy James

         “Let them make their own decisions, decide what they want to bring, arrange the
room, etc. Give opinions only when asked! Allow them to be independent from the
start, figure out their finances, laundry, etc. I found the fewer suggestions I made, the
better.” Katie Wolnitzek, George Mackenzie


       “If you can bear to do so, let them call you instead of you calling them. They are
very busy, but sometimes too nice to say “I’ve got to go, I’ve got _____ to do.” Franklin

      “We found we needed to adjust our expectations with regard to communication.
What works for us is to have our student call us on Sunday evenings at her
convenience. Email works well in between.” John & Toni Goetzman

       “Communicate a lot. Use email, letters. Send hometown news, football scores,
other news. Let your kid know what you know about the friends they left. Everyone
likes mail.” George Mackenzie
                                   PARENT CHALLENGES

       “Undoubtedly, for both the parents and siblings at home, it was finding new ways to
continue the lines of communication. The loss of all those passing conversations in the
house and out (you know, the 20 minute car ride talks or the 10 minutes at the kitchen
counter) felt huge. We utilized every route of communication – regular emails, phone calls,
and “real mail” of cards and packages. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit not just
on Parents Weekend, but for the occasional choir concert or ball game; this helped the
whole family feel connected to campus life.”

       “The biggest challenge was financial and trying to let our son pick the college he
would be best suited to – not all based on money. Sacrifices can be made by all and loans
can be paid over time, but choosing the right place for them as a student and a person
should be number ONE. Also, not talking about the parental money drain too much in front
of them or they may make the wrong decision for the wrong reason. Small classes and a
private college was our son’s best choice!” Rick & Beth Schneider

       “Our biggest challenge was to not sound too disappointed early in her freshman year
when she called to ask if it would be OK if a much anticipated (on our part) first weekend at
home be shortened from two nights to one because so much was going on at Centre that
she didn’t want to miss.” Marcia Hermann

        “Communicating with our student – less frequency and less detail. Accepting the
fact that we were out of the loop, our student is going to do what they want when they want.
Independence – the student will be used to their independence and the parents may not be
ready for it, especially during freshman year.” John & Toni Goetzman

        “Get some form of overdraft protection on their checking account. I recommend a
linked savings account or credit card. Again, it depends on your student. If they bank in
their hometown you can deposit money into their account easily.”

        “Although the dynamics of the family changed when our daughter left (our son now
gets all the daily attention – both good and bad), the biggest challenge has been the
money. I thought that we would have enough money to pay for her first three years.
However, with the bust in the stock market, we’re going to be really pinching pennies to get
her through four years.” Franklin Foster

         “Not hearing everything about her daily life was difficult for us at first. We learned to
try to reach our daughter by phone on her schedule. At 12:00 p.m. she was eager to talk –
at 8 or 9 a.m. she was not!” Mary Beth Brown

       “Sibling weekend or visit; younger son really missed his older brother.”

       “Long distance phone calls to friends at other schools!”

        “Besides paying for the tuition for our two children in college, it is hard to get used to
being empty nesters! We both keep busy and are enjoying things together that our children
didn’t enjoy doing, so that it is more fun to do the things they enjoy when they are home.”
Jeff & Cherry Calender

         “Recognizing when the student needed parenting and when the student should be
left to handle the situation on his own.” Laurel Houser
                        THINGS THAT SURPRISED PARENTS

       “The freshman year is an anxious time for students and parents. I was surprised
by the level of attention Centre gives to its new students. While I’m sure the literature
proclaimed ‘personal attention,’ I either didn’t believe it or wasn’t aware. Centre should
let parents know that they REALLY do make sure that all are brought into the fold.”
Hamp & Mary Lloyd Moore

       “They stay up very late and sleep more during the day than we did. Also my
daughter did not nearly eat 13 meals a week in Cowan. With refrigerators, cars,
microwaves, they have other options, though I still get the meal plan for my peace of

        “What surprised me the most was how my daughter changed. She left for Centre
a bit reserved and returned very outspoken and willing to both stand up for herself and
to share her opinions.” Franklin Foster

      “They DO sleep, eat, and do laundry just fine without reminders.”

      “When they’re sick, they still need Mom and Dad, at least by phone.”

      “The warm and personal contact by the President and the advisors.” Mr. & Mrs.
John H. Clark, III

      “Our child was not prepared to manage money.”

      “How easily he adjusted – there seemed to be plenty of support for him at
school.” Katie Wolnitzek

      “Our first surprise was having so many professors, staff and students on hand as
freshmen moved in. Our second was how easily our only child seemed to adapt to her
new home and circumstances.” Marcia Hermann

     “It’s not that hard to get up to Lexington for shopping and dinner.” John & Toni

      “How little she called home…or visited her P.O. box!” Mary Beth Brown

      “Volunteers actually show up to move freshmen into their dorms!” William &
Carolyn Sheron

      “Our son is studying harder than I would have imagined. It is amazing how much
they mature in the first year.” Jeff & Cherry Calender

        “How very personal the treatment of each student is by the Centre faculty and
staff. I had hoped this would be the case; now I know it is! Centre folks take care of
Centre students. Hooray!!!” Jennie Ivey
                        WHAT PARENTS HAVE LEARNED

       “Every adult on that campus wants my child to adjust and succeed – from
the custodian to the President. My role is to encourage my child to connect with
teachers, staff, the cook at the Warehouse Grille – anyone who will in turn
support her adjustment.”

       “Centre administration is visible, accessible, friendly, and willing to listen.”
William & Carolyn Sheron

       “Campus security is excellent.” William & Carolyn Sheron

       “It has so many great opportunities for study abroad!”

       “Though I knew, of course, that Centre was a small school, I had no idea
what that could mean. My student knows her professors, has visited in some of
their homes, and had them serve snacks to her during finals. She tells us that
even Dr. Roush and his wife are regular diners at Cowan.” Marcia Hermann

       “As we learned at parent orientation, it is not uncommon for students to be
homesick during the first semester. We were given specific information at
orientation about support services and resources available on campus. Centre is
small, and there are people on campus that will call you back if you need help or
advice.” William & Carolyn Sheron

      “You need to make reservations for hotel rooms early for Family Weekend
and other events.” John & Toni Goetzman

       “Students do graduate in four years!” David & Nancy James

      “The faculty and staff are open and honest and very friendly!” David &
Nancy James

       “Students may cash checks on campus.” Donna Leach

      “The number of students receiving financial aid. The historical base of
Centre College and the role many of its alums have played in our history.”
George Mackenzie

       “We have visited so many colleges – everyone at Centre is so friendly and
helpful.” Jeff & Cherry Calender

      “Don’t panic about finding a parking place. They’re readily available and
seldom require a long walk – very different from many college campuses.”
Jennie Ivey

       “On campus parties go from 10 – 2 a.m. (ended promptly at 2 a.m. by
campus security). Theme parties are common. The time before the party is filled
with getting costumes together.” William & Carolyn Sheron

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