Prospective Students, Parents to Get Taste of Homecoming, New Recreation Center

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University will showcase its new recreation center and homecoming festivities for visiting high school students and their parents during its next Visitation Day on Saturday, Feb. 26.  

Parents, students outside Student Rec Center.About 200 prospective students, plus their parents, are expected for the day’s standard campus tours and insight from current students and faculty. An added bonus for Visitation Day participants will be free admission to a homecoming basketball doubleheader between CSU and Montevallo University’s women’s and men’s squads.

Guests also will be encouraged to join pre-game tailgating in the green space outside the newly opened 106,000-square foot Student Recreation Center.

For the first Visitation Day ever, the center that Saturday will be the site for the 9 a.m. check-in and initial gathering. The event puts into action a CSU leadership vision for the center to play a major role in recruiting and retaining students. 

“State-of-the-art facilities, such as this recreation center, in conjunction with a student’s work within the classroom, help to provide students with a well-balanced sense of campus life,” Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Darryl Holloman said at the center’s Jan. 18 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The center houses a fitness area along with an aquatic center and includes two basketball courts, a workout area, two group fitness rooms, a free-weight area, a running track, a multipurpose room, two racquetball courts, a rock-climbing wall and space for indoor soccer and volleyball.

CSU also plans to stage its next Visitation Day, on April 16, at the recreation center.

In addition to Visitation Day, individual tours are available for prospective students and parents weekdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. The tours, by reservation, start at University Hall and cover both RiverPark and main campuses. Reservations can be made online ( or by calling 706-507-8800.

Tours that separately focus on the Schwob School of Music in the Saunders Center for Music Studies at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts can be arranged by calling the Schwob school at 706-649-7225.