Help Restore Carter Hall
Covenant College has embarked on a two-year project to return Carter Hall’s exterior to its original design, repairing and restoring the original stucco and stonework. In addition to restoring the original design of the historic tower, a new roof will be installed and the building’s north and south porches will be reclaimed. The renovation of Carter Hall will also include limited renovations to the interior of the building, including the installation of a fire sprinkler system.
Our Raise the Roof Campaign is a friendly challenge for alumni to help us close out this Carter renovation. We’re having some fun with this appeal – so please join with your hall mates to show up your rival hall! The winning hall will be recognized with a plaque placed in the Carter tower.
Restoring Carter Hall to its original 1928 appearance affirms the permanence, history, and vitality of the campus. As we work to restore the exterior of Carter Hall, as we watch scaffolding go up and old windows come down, we’re reminded of the restorative work God is doing in the life of every student here at Covenant College. It’s no stretch to say that Carter Hall is the heart of Covenant’s campus. It’s where students eat and live. It’s the home of afternoon study sessions and late-night snack runs. It’s the unmistakable landmark that tells people in the valley, “Something is happening here.”
The physical transformation of Carter Hall will occur in four semester-long phases, with an expected completion date of the summer of 2017. This exterior transformation mirrors the great work of transformation God has done and continues to do in the hearts and minds of our students as they enter adulthood, develop lifelong friendships, and grow both intellectually and spiritually at the College.
At a time when the very model of a four-year, residential, liberal-arts education is being challenged, this investment in the future of Carter Hall represents the College’s commitment to providing students with a transformative, residential, Christian academic community. As friends and alumni choose to join us and invest in Carter’s restoration, it is clear that their investment is not simply in bricks and mortar, roof tiles, and new windows. It’s an investment in students, in the idea of a liberal education in the arts and sciences, in a place of community and personal growth. The restoration and transformation of Carter Hall is an investment in the place God has called us to steward.
Explore the North End of Carter Hall
- Carter Hall was originally built as the Lookout Mountain Hotel in 1928
- Covenant moved from St. Louis to Lookout Mountain in 1964
- All offices, student rooms, & classrooms were originally housed in Carter Hall
- After the renovation, all student residence rooms will include two windows
- 26,000 roof tiles will replace Carter’s leaking roof
- Additional beds will make Carter home to 315 students
Stay up to Date
Stay up to date on the Carter Hall restoration project by watching video updates, visiting the Facebook photo album, watching a recent time-lapse of the work, or viewing a live webcam of the building.
Invest in the Restoration
Will you give today and invest in the work God is doing through Covenant College?
The return on your investment is lived out by thousands of Covenant alumni who serve the church and their communities as good neighbors, doctors, business people, pastors, artists, and so much more.