Schools across the country have been in a furious race to provide students with the best facilities possible. Of course, providing high-quality academics programs is always top priority, and schools with more limited funding, such as Millsaps, may appear to be losing the race in this regard. One prevalent rumor is that admissions demanded for years that visitors not be shown the Christian Center and upperclassman dormitories. Lately, though, tour groups are regularly seen in these places. Several small gardens have been added around campus with endowments bestowed for that specifically, and different solutions for beautifying the campus are constantly presented. The HAC and the playing fields are also used frequently, especially by athletes and students looking for some good recreational time.
The Christian Center, one of Millsaps’ oldest buildings, has long been considered at the top of the list of buildings to replace. While plans do exist for the creation of a new Christian Center, it has undergone extensive construction, including a new roof and walk around for the theatre, foundation repairs, as well as a new directing studio and makeup rooms. Professors, students, and administrators all agree that the worst facility is the Ford Academic Complex, which houses the Business Of?ce, the Of?ce of Records, the art department, and a many classrooms. It was conceptually designed in imitation of Plato’s Academy, but it has not aged well.