LOCATIONS and FACILITIES
Dallas Baptist University Campus. Although Dallas Baptist University is located in the thriving urban area of Dallas/Fort Worth, which holds a population of more than 7 million people, the 368-acre campus seems secluded in its picturesque, hill-country location and provides the opportunity to be a part of a small community. The campus conveniently sits only 13 miles from downtown Dallas, 29 miles from downtown Fort Worth, and is centrally located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field with ready access to Dallas and Fort Worth. DBU is an excellent place to enjoy your university years.
Off-Campus Sites. Dallas Baptist University holds undergraduate and graduate courses in classrooms at local area corporations and select school districts near where students live and work in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. These sites provide many of the courses that fulfill undergraduate and graduate program requirements. There are two types of off-campus sites: open and closed. Open sites are available to all DBU students while closed sites are open only to the employees of the site or district where classes are being held. For a complete listing of DBU off-campus sites, visit www.dbu.edu/extension. For information regarding the sites that are offering classes for the current semester, please refer to the course listings in the current online Schedule of Classes.
DBU North. Dallas Baptist University maintains a regional academic center in the northern area of the metroplex to provide services and course opportunities to students in the North Dallas/Collin County communities. DBU North allows students convenient access to services such as university admission, academic counseling, registration, student identification cards, cashier services, and research assistance. The site offers a full rotation of courses leading towards undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Management, Communication, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Psychology, as well as master’s degrees in Business Administration, Management, Education, Information Technology and Management, and School Counseling. Flexible hours and a convenient location help students shorten their commute to school. Refer to the DBU website for hours of operation.
Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel. The Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel, maintaining DBU’s Georgian/colonial architectural style, is modeled after several classic colonial church buildings. It seats 1,450 students in the beautiful sanctuary and in addition to hosting chapel services, Pilgrim Chapel is also home to the Orville and Esther Beth Rogers Prayer Ministry, Cynthia Estes Prayer Room, as well as the offices of the Academic Dean, Enrollment, Administrative Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, Spiritual Life Office, and the Graduate School of Ministry. The facility also houses the Campus Security Office, six classrooms, one seminar room, a 134-seat theater, and Jeannette and Cletys Sadler Hall that holds approximately 250 people for receptions and dinner. Special collections include the Lord Braine of Wheatley Collection and the Corrie ten Boom Collection.
Jim and Sally Nation Hall. This replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was completed in September 2015 and houses the Cook School of Leadership, the Chancellor’s office suite, faculty and administrative offices, Institute for Global Engagement and classroom space. The Office of the President is also housed in Nation Hall.
Dr. William B. Dean Learning Center. Modeled after Harvard Hall III, this building, completed in 2015, houses the Dr. William B. Dean Service-Learning Center, classroom space, the Office of Professional Studies, Student Life, Career Services, Veteran Services Center (V.A. Certifying Official), Online Education, and The Sellar.
Joan and Andy Horner Hall. This academic building is patterned after Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and stands as the University’s most accurate historic architectural replication. DBU’s 12,000 square foot multi-purposed academic building is home to the disciplines of music business, communication studies, broadcast/digital media, and print graphics communication, along with the College of Fine Arts academic leadership. Horner Hall houses a music theory classroom, cross-discipline media and audio outfitted seminar classroom, multi-faceted broadcast communication video recording studio, video engineering and editing production room, communication and music business departmental faculty offices, dually-designed music department faculty offices and instructional studios. The centerpiece of this building is the music business recording studio which features a main engineering studio, central recording performance space, auxiliary percussion recording performance booth, two post-production mixing-editing rooms, and student lounge/study space.
John G. Mahler Student Center. Fashioned after Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the John G. Mahler Student Center displays exact replicas of the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, and Constitution of the United States. Housed on the main floor of the Student Center are the Hoblitzelle Patriot Cafe, the Meadows Library, Hillcrest Great Hall, Hunt President’s Dining Room, and DBU’s University Police. Financial Affairs and the Women’s Auxiliary Board Portrait Gallery are located on the second floor. The lower level of the Student Center houses Mail Services, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Cashier, and Admissions.
Tom and Alicia Landry Welcome Center. Named after Christian servant leaders Tom and Alicia Landry, the Tom and Alicia Landry Welcome Center houses the Office of Admissions, Freshman/New Student Recruitment, Transfer Recruitment, and Campus Visits. Also housed here are convenient meeting rooms, a small multi-media theater, and a special suite featuring some of the Landry’s professional and personal memorabilia.
Henry Blackaby Hall. Named in honor of famed Christian author and spiritual leader, Dr. Henry Blackaby, the 20,000 square-foot Henry Blackaby Hall houses the University’s official bookstore known as Barnes & Noble at DBU, Music Department classrooms and practice rooms, music faculty instructional studios, University Advancement Office, and the Alumni Relations Office. Henry Blackaby Hall sits to the south of the John G. Mahler Student Center and complements DBU’s signature colonial and Georgian-style architecture. The building is a replica of the north elevation of Independence Hall in Philadelphia with its signature red brick walls and balustrades that stretch between end wall chimneys and parapets. Like Independence Hall, the front face is embellished with marble panels and belt courses, soapstone quoins, and cast stone modillion cornices, making it distinct from other DBU buildings.
Carr P. and Ruth Collins Learning Center. Housed in the Collins Learning Center are the Vance Memorial Library, Academic Research Classroom, The Daily Bread Bistro, Study Grounds, the Mary Crowley Room, the Decatur Room, the Linam Room, the Rosemary Rumbley Room, the Wilberforce Room, Gaston Chapel, the University Writing Center, the Advising Center, the Counseling Center, the Marketing Department, the Information Technology Department, and the Academic Computer Lab. Special collections include the Baptist Heritage Collection, the Texana Collection, and the Bain Memorial Library. The Colleges of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith, as well as the Associate Degree Office, Provost, faculty offices, and classrooms are located in the Collins Learning Center.
Roberts Building. This building houses the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics classrooms, biology laboratories, chemistry and physics laboratories, faculty offices, math lab, and a music practice recital hall. The building has two wings: Frank Durham Hall and Donald Bowles Hall.
DBU Education Building. This building houses the Dorothy M. Bush College of Education, faculty offices, and classrooms.
Jeannette and Cletys Sadler Global Missions Center. This multi-faceted facility is patterned after Pavilion VII at the University of Virginia and was specifically designed to enhance the global reach of DBU. The facility provides intentional space for community and conversations among American and international students. The Global Conversation Lounge contains state-of-the-art technology allowing DBU students to communicate the message of Jesus all over the world. On the first floor of the Sadler Global Missions Center, a large multi-purpose room can be utilized by campus ministries and student organizations for campus-wide events along with two classrooms for academic classes. Conference rooms and study areas are located throughout the building to provide locations for student conversation, meetings, and study. A food pantry and clothes closet are also part of this facility to provide assistance to DBU international students who have need.
Sadler Global Missions Center houses the International Admissions Offices, the Baptist Student Ministry Office, the Global Missions Office, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Office of the Dean of Students.
Strickland Building. This building houses Graduate Affairs, the Caruth Media Center, and classrooms.
David and In Sun Moon International Center. The Moon International Center houses International Student Services, the Intensive English Program, Norris Fellowship Room, Clem Kitchen, and classrooms.
Burg Center. This building has a 1,600-seat gymnasium for athletics and can be converted easily into a large auditorium with capacity of 2,400 for assemblies, concerts, and special events. Housed on the floors beneath the gymnasium is the Patriot Athletics Office, locker rooms, Fitness Center, and Sports Medicine Center.
Athletic and Recreational Facilities. The Athletic and Recreational Facilities include: Athletic Training Center, Joan and Andy Horner Ballpark, Intramural Sports Complex, Mike Arnold Fitness Trail, Patriot Soccer Field, Harold and Mildred Sadler Patriot Clubhouse, Patriot Tennis Pavilion, Grandstand, and Courts, Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse, Straus Field House, Douglas K. Tabor Athletic Guesthouse, and Turner Park.
Joan and Andy Horner Ballpark. Horner Ballpark is considered one of the premier facilities in NCAA Division I College Baseball. In keeping with the architectural theme of the campus, Horner Ballpark exhibits a Georgian-style façade of dark red brick and offers state-of-the-art fan amenities throughout the stadium. With a capacity of 2,000 persons, Horner Ballpark contains four guest suites available for rental, a pavilion down the leftfield line for large groups, and party plazas along both sides of the concourse available for medium sized gatherings. With closed-circuit televisions throughout the park and the audio broadcast of the game piped into each suite and restroom, fans are never far from the action at Horner Ballpark.
Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse. The 2,300 square foot Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse and Grandstands is located just to the west of Patriot Soccer Field and houses a 30-player locker room, team meeting area and press room, coaches’ offices, reception area, individual chair-back seating for 400 fans, party pavilions, restroom facilities for fans, and first-class audio and video capabilities. In keeping with the architectural theme of the campus, Sedwick Soccer Fieldhouse & Grandstands exhibits a Georgian-style façade of dark red brick and offers first-class facilities for both fans, coaches, officials, and Patriot Soccer student-athletes.
Lange Hall. This Resident Hall houses 167 students and is equipped with laundry facilities.
Williams Hall. This Resident Hall houses 164 students and is equipped with laundry facilities.
Crowley Complex. This residential complex contains three units: Calabria Hall, a dormitory housing 90 students; Sharp Hall, a dormitory housing 94 students; and Crowley Hall, a dormitory housing 90 students. The campus dining hall, coed lounge, The General Store, Residence Life Office, Resident Directors’ Office, and Parent Services are also located in this complex. Each residential unit has its own laundry facility.
Spence Hall. This Resident Hall houses 230 students and is equipped with laundry facilities. The University Switchboard is also located in this building.
Colonial Village Apartments. The Colonial Village Apartments are a modern way of living for DBU upperclassmen. The Ebby Halliday Center houses the University Housing Office as well as classrooms and faculty offices. Health Services is also located in the Colonial Village Apartments.
J.E. and L.E. Mabee Village Townhomes. Mabee Village is an on-campus townhome neighborhood community that opened in Fall 2007. Mabee Village offers two-story, 3-bedroom, 3-bath townhome residences designed for upperclassmen students.
Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Center. The Andersen Center houses the Physical Operations Complex, which serves as the center of operations for the oversight of maintenance and physical plant management activities for DBU’s 368-acre campus.
Williamsburg Village Brownstones. The Brownstones opened in June 2011 and expanded the diversity of residential living options available to upperclassmen students. Williamsburg Village Brownstones are attached two-story, 3-bedroom, 3-bath townhomes. Phase Three of the Williamsburg Village Brownstones houses The Union, a place for casual and social gatherings and meals, and Brownstone residences. Located adjacent to the Intramural Sports Complex, The Union further expands the diversity of available social and residential living options, complementing the vision for a traditional neighborhood community on campus.
John and Nita Ford Village. Ford Village opened in September 2019 and further expanded the residential living options for upperclassman students are DBU. Comprised of units featuring a 4-bedroom, 4-bath configuration, Ford Village is a residence area for students along the East Side of the DBU main campus. Students living in the Residential College will encounter an intense focus on this vision of transformation. They will experience an intentional, holistic education through shared living space, community meals, travel study, and classroom discussion.