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Life at Centre

Centre is home to a vibrant student community where you know you belong.

We are a highly residential campus—including on the weekends—so you’ll get to know your classmates well. Ninety-eight percent of Centre students live on campus, and that feeling of community is often the highlight of the college experience. Starting on move-in day, first-year students begin building relationships as upper-level students, faculty, staff and even the President help them move into their residence hall. It's easy to get plugged-in with groups, activities, organizations, and the community at the annual Activities Expo near the beginning of each fall semester. 

Your Place to Thrive

Take a look around and you'll understand why Centre students love their new home.
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Housing & Dining

Centre students live as a community. From the residence halls to the dining hall, we’ve created an ergonomic environment that promotes wellness, comfort, respect and responsibility.

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Campus & Community

Centre is an inclusive space of scholars engaged in their community, giving students space to play, have fun, try new things, and build relationships

Norton Center for the Arts

Norton Center For the Arts

A world-class host for the performing arts and important events. The Center also serves as a focal point for Centre’s academic programs in theatre and music.

A Vibrant, Active Campus


Students living on campus


Clubs & Organizations


Student Athletes


Intercollegiate Athletic Teams


Campus Events Annually


Norton Center Events Per Year

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As an institution of higher learning, Centre is dedicated to the belief that we are here to serve a broad spectrum of identities, abilities, interests, expressions, cultures and world views.

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Accessibility Services

Centre College is committed to eliminating barriers to learning by providing mobility, dietary, housing, and classroom accommodations for students with accessibility needs.

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International Students

The experience of worldwide opportunity for Centre students who study abroad, extends to students from other countries through exchange programs welcoming them into the Centre community.

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First-Generation Students

Centre defines “first-generation” as a student whose custodial parent(s) or guardian(s) have not completed a four-year college degree. If you are a first-generation student we have specific financial aid and support resources for you.

Stay Active, Stay Well

Your physical and mental wellbeing is important to us and to your success.
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Activities & Organizations

We have some 87 campus organizations and each year more than 2,000 campus events. You don’t have to pick just one. It’s easy to participate and even easier to bring a friend to join you.

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The Centre College Colonels compete in 25 intercollegiate sports – 12 for men and 13 for women – with over 45 percent of the student body participating in one or more intercollegiate sport.

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The Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling provides a complete approach to wellness including physical, mental, and social health.

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