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McNutt Campus Center

The McNutt Campus Center is one of the most distinctive structures on campus, as it is a geodesic dome that is six stories tall (52 feet from the auditorium floor to the center of the dome) and has a 160-foot diameter. It was put up like an umbrella. No walls go to the roof; only the exterior pillars support the building.

Built in 1970, it was made possible by funds from Amy Shelton McNutt, who wanted a "futuristic" looking building. "Mamma Mac," as she was called, was a member of the William Woods Board of Trustees, a 1907 graduate of William Woods College, a financial supporter of the school, and the first person to receive an honorary doctorate from William Woods, in 1968.

The McNutt Campus Center is home to the Student Center, where you will find students relaxing, shooting pool, catching up on email, or simply visiting. You could also stop in to have a cup of coffee in the Owl’s Nest coffee shop or pick up a meal on your meal plan at the Grab 'n' Go; stock up on WWU merchandise and apparel in our Logo Store; pick up mail from our full-service Campus Mail Center, as well as stop in to have a resume reviewed in the Career Center.

McNutt Campus Center is also home to the largest campus auditorium, Cutlip Auditorium, named after president emeritus, Dr. Randall B. Cutlip. Cutlip Auditorium has capacity for 1,300 occupants and serves as the venue for commencement ceremonies, main stage theatre productions, community events, and guest speakers.

The McNutt Campus Center is also home to many campus offices, including undergraduate admissions, student life, residential life, campus safety, and multicultural affairs.