Mayfield Hall Renovation
The historic Mayfield Residence Hall has been a ‘home away from home’ for nearly 10,000 women during its 52 years. This $6 million renovation will allow JBU to continue to provide an excellent residential experience for women while they discover God’s purpose for their life and develop lifelong friendships.
Mayfield staff, students and alumni share about their experiences in the residence hall.
$6 MILLION GOAL FOR 2019
$4.6 MillionGIVEN AND PLEDGED
Updated Resident Rooms
Entirely rebuilt rooms will feature LED lighting, sound-resistant construction, sinks and new modular furniture, including moveable wardrobes and dressers, to allow residents to personalize their space.
The antiquated “two-pipe” HVAC system will be replaced with high-efficiency room units allowing residents to control their room temperature in the ever-varying Arkansas climate. New windows, insulation and ceiling tiles will also decrease energy costs.
No longer will residents need to yell “Hot Water!” before flushing a toilet, as the renovation will replace the plumbing system while reconfiguring hall bathrooms to include private changing areas and other upgrades.
The common areas — lobby, basement and three kitchen areas — will get upgraded paint, carpet, furniture and appliances to enhance the residential experience. The whole facility will also be made accessible for students with disabilities.
Building on History
Originally named South Hall and opened in 1964, Mayfield Residence Hall is built on the site of the old Brown home/guest house. Still the only all-female residence hall at JBU, Mayfield is the oldest non-renovated building on campus.
Community of Sisters
Whether it’s whipping up some brownies in the kitchen, late night movie and pizza nights or floor Bible studies, the “sisters” of Mayfield form lifelong bonds that shape their future long after they graduate from JBU.
Mayfield Resident Director
“Mayfield has always been a place where young women starting out their adult life have found a powerful community of love and support. This renovation project will help make sure that this facility, where women will make lifelong friendships and learn God’s potential for their lives, will continue to serve students for decades and decades.”
Mayfield Resident 1982-1984
"What's exciting about my time in Mayfield is the relationships that were formed. I'm still connected with the two women that were my RAs that first year."