Facilities

The following is a list of the campus buildings with the offices or services normally accommodated in each. All buildings include access and facilities to accommodate students with disabilities. Some adjustments to the building list may be made because of renovation or new construction:

Administration Buildings

ASU East Campus

The Billy C. Black Building - Academic Services Building houses an auditorium and theater, classrooms, academic and administrative functions including Admissions, Academic Affairs, Business and Financial Services, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid,  the Office of Global Programs, the Center for Undergraduate Research, and the Foreign Language Institute, Houses the Department of Math and Computer Science, the Department of History, Political Science, and Public Administration, Academic Support, Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, President’s Office, Purchasing, Records and Houses the Office of Title III.

ASU West Campus

Academic Services Building (K) – The B.R. Tilley Academic Services Building houses student support services and administrative functions including Admissions, Academic Affairs, Business and Financial Services, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, Alumni Affairs, and the ASU Foundation, Inc.,the President’s Office, and Purchasing  Records and University Communications

Classrooms

The modern classrooms and labs on both beautifully landscaped campuses offer students a picturesque setting in which to study.

ASU East Campus

Andrews Building

ASU Coliseum - Houses the ASU Rams Football Field.

Baseball Field House - Supports the baseball and softball teams and fields.

Catherine Hartnett Criminal Justice Building - Houses the departments of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Psychology and Sociology.

Daisy Brown Hall

Early Learning Center - Houses an educational childcare program for 2-year olds, 3-year olds, pre-kindergarten students, and students age 4-12 who need after-school, Extended Day supervision and schoolwork support.

East Residence Hall - Student housing.

Facilities Management - Houses the Director of Plant Operations, maintenance shops, and storage for building and grounds service. Also houses Central Receiving.

Fine Arts Center - Houses the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of English, Mass communication, and Modern Languages. Also houses the Black Box Studio/Theatre.

Gibson Hall

HPER Gymnasium - Houses the Athletic Director and the Department of Health and Human Performance. Also houses the gymnasium and the pool.

Holley Hall - Has historically housed the Department of English, Mass communication, and Modern Languages and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

James Pendergrast Memorial Library - Houses the Library and Information Technology.

L. Orene Hall

Lovett Hall - Houses and expansive meeting area overlooking the ASU Rams Football Field.

Military Science - Houses the Military Science and ROTC Programs.

North Residence Hall - Student housing.

Old President’s House

Peace Hall - Houses the Department of Management and the Department of Accounting, Marketing, and Management Information Systems.

Police Station - Houses the ASU Police Department.

Reese Building -  Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, the Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program, and the Center for the African American Male.

Resident Hall 1 - Student housing.

Resident Hall 2 - Student housing.

Resident Hall 3 - Student housing.

Resident Hall 4 - Student housing. Also houses a Subway Restaurant.

Resident Hall 5 - Student housing.

Resident Hall 6 - Student housing. Also houses a Pizza Hut.

Sanford Gymnasium

Simmons Hall 

South Residence Hall - Student housing.

Student Center - Houses the Vice President of Student Affairs, Student Government, the Post Office, the Cafeteria, the Bookstore, Career Services, Counseling, Laundry Services, and Disability Services. Golden Expresso and Chick-fil-A are on the first floor.

Wiley Hall - Student housing.

Parking - There are seven large, lighted parking areas placed throughout the upper and lower parts of the campus, with additional parking smaller parking areas next to the Pendergrast Library and HPER Gym. Faculty, staff, and visitor parking areas are marked. Patrol officers are employed to assist with parking and traffic safety. Traffic regulations are detailed in the Student Handbook and must be obeyed by all motorists.

ASU West Campus

Technology Building (A) - Houses the Campus Mail Room, Grants Department and the Technology Services Division with its Technology Helpdesk, ID Booth and open computer lab.

Classroom Building (B) - Houses the Science/Mathematics Division, Dental Hygiene facilities, the MESA Center, and a computer laboratory.

Student Center (C) - Houses the Department of Campus Life, Student Success Program, Servant Leadership and Service Learning, Job Placement, Military and Adult Education, Food Services, Career Development Center, Disabled Student Services, International Student Program, the Writing Center, the Student Government Association Office, the Peer Tutoring Center, the Game Room, some public services and meeting rooms, an indoor climbing wall, bowling alleys, racquet courts, and many more amenities to appeal to all students.

Maintenance Building (D) - Houses maintenance shops and storage for building and grounds service.

Physical Education Building (E) - Houses the Physical Education and Athletic Departments, including a Recreation gymnasium, the Cavalier Arena, a fitness center, and a 10 lane, 25 yard x 25 meter multi-use indoor heated pool equipped with two one-meter and one three-meter maxi flex model “B” springboards on cement standards. Outdoor athletic facilities surround the building and include a baseball field, soccer fields, softball field, eight all-weather lighted tennis courts, walking paths and a 5K cross-country course.

Fitness Facility (E) - The ASU West Campus Fitness Facility is located in E-105. It is equipped with Stairmasters, Schwinn AirDynes, rowing machines, treadmills, Nautilus weight machines, and free weights.

C.D. McKnight Building (F) - Houses the Humanities and Learning Support Division, Foreign Language Lab, and the Digital Media Center.

Warehouse Building (H) - Houses Central Supply, receiving, storage, and delivery.

Classroom Building (I) - Houses the Business/Social Science Division, laboratories for Chemistry and Biology, computer laboratories, and the Math Center.

Health Sciences Classroom Building (J) - Houses Health Sciences programs, classrooms, Distance Learning and a theater.

Classroom Building (L) - Houses the Nursing Division

Alpine Tower and Carolina Climbing Wall - Located east of the Baseball Field. They are used with a low initiatives course for team building and leadership training.

Parking - Two lighted parking areas for 1,000 cars are located behind the Student Center. An additional parking lot is located in front of the Warehouse Building, adjacent to the Health Sciences, Community Services Classroom Building. Parking is also available to the west of the Physical Education Complex and to the east of the Challenge Course. Faculty, staff, and visitor parking areas are marked. Patrol officers are employed to assist with parking and traffic safety. Traffic regulations are detailed in the Student Handbook and must be obeyed by all motorists.

Testing Centers

ASU East Campus: Billy C. Black Building, Rm 195

ASU West Campus: University Testing Center (G)

Through institutional and national testing components, the testing centers address the needs of ASU students and the communities through the provision of various examinations, including some of the following:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Compass Test
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT)
  • Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Computer based testing services are available through the ASU Computer Based Testing Center. Individual appointments can be made to take the following examinations on the computer:

  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) - General Test Only
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Independent Study Exams
  • Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

Library Services

ASU East Campus

The James Pendergrast Memorial Library

The James Pendergrast Memorial Library is a modern, 73,000 square foot facility, which opened in 1994, and has a seating capacity of more than 600. The library is open 80.5 hours per week. It features GALILEO Labs for scholarly research, study areas, study rooms, auditorium. The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), the ITS Help Desk, Student Technology Lab accessible to students via RAMID card used to do word processing and academic projects. The Albany State University Library collections offer over 205,000 volumes of academic books, print and electronic journals, and special collections which exist to serve the reading, research, and reference needs of the students and faculty and staff of the university. The library's webpage is located at https://www.asurams.edu/library.

GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) provides access to over 2,000 online databases for scholarly research. The GALILEO initiative connects all libraries electronically and also provides service between System libraries. Full-text journals may be accessed via the institutional GALILEO Password. Full-Text articles powered by GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL), the library has many scholarly digital resources. There are over 300 databases, 741,688 eBooks, print and electronic subscriptions, access to an abundance of over 12,000 electronic scholarly journals and microform collection. The Library offers the Discovery search tool that provides a single search box for simultaneously searching the library's catalog and many databases. These digital resources are used heavily by the ASU online programs for research and study. The library’s new automated library system called ALMA includes cataloging, circulation, serials, acquisitions, analytics and an online public access catalog (PRIMO). GALILEO can be accessed through workstations in the library or through any computer using a web browser. Special collections include books by and about African Americans, Black Literature, and books written by Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley, founder of the University.

The Library supports Albany State University's academic programs. It supports the achievement of the goals as stated in the mission of the University through providing information resources, instructional materials, and access to research as well as access to Textbooks on Reserve. The Library's on-line public access catalog, PRIMO, formerly GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries), also referred to as the RAMCAT, is available from any remote site to all who have Internet connection. The location is gil.asurams.edu. GIL also offers remote access to other libraries in the University System of Georgia. Other resources include EBSCOHost, EBSCO eshy; books, Interlibrary Loan, GIL Express and GIL Universal Catalog which provides online universal borrowing of books between other institutions in the University System of Georgia in addition to traditional resources which gives patrons increased access and reciprocal borrowing.

The Library is a participant in Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG), which is a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative available to all USG libraries to promote student success by providing affordable textbook alternatives, a one-stop service to help USG faculty and staff identify lower cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources (OER), building on the cost-effective subscription resources provided by GALILEO and the USG libraries and is a California State University - MERLOT partner benefit service. The James Pendergrast Memorial Library was recognized in the Albany Herald as one of the top 10 designations for electronic resources in the state of Georgia.

Library technology is available for the benefit of patrons. Included in library technology are computers, wireless access, a microform reader/ printer, copying and printing services. The facility is ADA compliant. Adaptive technology includes a magnification book reader and assistive software is used to access online library resources such as JAWS screen reading software and E-Text Reader for persons with visual disabilities and learning disorders.

The University Archives are housed in the library. The institutional repository for the ASU archives is called the RAM SCHOLAR. The Ram Scholar is an open access digital repository implemented by the library to collect and disseminate the intellectual and creative output of the University's faculty, staff, and students. Contributions include theses/ dissertations, conference proceedings, research publications, brochures, newsletters, yearbooks and much more.

ASU West Campus

The Harold B. Wetherbee Library and Learning Resource Center

The Harold B. Wetherbee Library and Learning Resource Center is a 29,500 square foot two story building which faces the center of the campus with a seating capacity of 350.  The library is open 80.5 hours per week and provides a variety of seating accommodations which include small lounge areas, individual study carrels, study rooms and seminar rooms for library patrons. The Learning Resource Center promotes distance education, individual and classroom use of library resources. The library has a book collection of over 100,248 volumes and 32,000 eBooks through EBSCOhost. The serial/periodical collection is made up of 101 titles. Back issues of many of the periodicals are available in bound volumes or among the more than 37,056 units of microform materials. The library's webpage is located at https://www.asurams.edu/library.

GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online) provides access to over 2,000 online databases for scholarly research. The GALILEO initiative connects all libraries electronically and also provides service between System libraries. Full-text journals may be accessed via the institutional GALILEO Password. Full-Text articles powered by GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL), the library has many scholarly digital resources. There are over 300 databases, 32,000 eBooks, print and electronic subscriptions, access to an abundance of over 12,000 electronic scholarly journals and microform collection. The Library also offers the Discovery search tool that provides a single search box for simultaneously searching the library's catalog and many databases. These digital resources are used heavily by the ASU online programs for research and study. The library’s new automated library system called ALMA includes cataloging, circulation, serials, acquisitions, analytics and an online public access catalog (PRIMO). GALILEO can be accessed through workstations in the library or through any computer using a web browser. GALILEO supports faster turnaround time for interlibrary loans. Universal Borrowing is another resource sharing initiative through the Library that allows USG patron’s access to circulating materials at all USG libraries. The Learning Resources Center provides service to students attending other educational institutions and the general public, provided such service does not interfere with its obligation to its primary constituents.

Library technology is available for the benefit of patrons. Included in library technology are computers, wireless  access, a microform reader/ printer, copying and printing
services. Facilities are ADA compliant. Adaptive technology includes a magnification system, scanner and computer with Jaws, Zoomtext and Cicero.

Both libraries support the teaching, research, and service mission. The ASU Libraries operate under Criteria for Accreditation established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, the policies of the University System of Georgia and the Rules and regulations of Albany State University.