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Barnett Residential Life Center


Announced October 29, 2005 and fully completed in 2009, the Barnett Residential Life Center is another residential option for first-year Florida Southern College students. Comprised of two dormitories, Nicholas and Wesley Residence Halls, the center provides a suite-style bathroom layout to students as well as one kitchen per building. The center was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, who drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings, and the two halls were named for Nicholas (MBA Class of 2018) and Wesley Barnett, the sons of Trustee Dr. Barney Barnett (Class of 1965) and Dr. Carol Jenkins Barnett (Class of 1979). Students in each of the four-story buildings are sorted to floors by gender and have a view of Lake Hollingsworth as well as a lounge on each floor that also overlooks the lake. Wesley Hall was the first of the two halls to be completed and was actually the second hall of its name on the Lakeland campus - the first Wesley Hall was constructed in 1948 as part of the East Campus.

Wesley HallWesley Hall

Nicholas HallNicholas Hall