Benson University Center

Building Description

Benson University Center is located in the center of campus and is the hub of Wake Forest student life. This five-story building houses a plethora of areas for students to relax, study, and eat, as well as a variety of offices and student resources, such as the Office of Residence Life & Housing, the Ticket Office, and the Information Desk. Many student organizations, including The Howler, Wake Radio, The Old Gold & Black, and the Wake Forest Student Union, also have offices within these walls. With its many conference rooms and auditoriums, Benson University Center provides the perfect place for clubs and other groups of students to gather.


Named after Clifton L. Benson, Sr., Benson University Center opened in 1990 due to the gifts of many alumni and trustees, with the goals: “1) To provide a safe and positive environment for students to learn and grow into productive citizens. 2) To provide students with opportunities for personal development through employment and training. 3) To meet the needs of the campus community through well-maintained facilities and high-quality service. 4) To foster a spirit of collaboration within the campus community through our programs and services.”

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Between Manchester Plaza and Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
1st Floor
Office of Residence Life and Housing
4th Floor
Black Student Alliance, Meeting rooms
Bathrooms for both sexes are located on each floor.
Computer and Internet Access
Internet access is available throughout Benson University Center
There is a copy center located on the second floor for any print or copy jobs you may need.
Fifth Floor
Howler, The Student Online Magazine, Wake Radio, Old Gold and Black, Dark rooms
Second Floor
Food Court, Shorty’s, Benson Copy Center, Gay Straight Student Alliance (GSSA), Pugh Auditorium
Study Rooms
Many students use the food court to study but there are also many rooms to use throughout the complex.
Third Floor
Information Desk, Ticket Office, Office of Student Government, Office of Student Life, Office of Student Development, Benson Administrative Office, Student Union Office, Volunteer Service Corps, Office of IFC/Panhellenic Council, Health Educator, Multicultural Affairs, Resident Student Association, Honor and Ethics Council

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