A focal spot of the campus is the Belhaven Lake. Surrounded by a tranquil walking path and shaded benches, students frequently spend hours on its banks. Gillespie Hall, a new women’s residence facility, overlooks the lake.
In 1998, the lake was deepened and confined. Covering about two acres, the lake will soon be accentuated with fountains and attractive lighting. A popular “fishing hole” for neighborhood children, the lake was in years past the site where newly “pinned” or engaged students were baptized by its cool waters.