Mercer opened the University Center on the Macon campus in 2004. The $40 million 21,000 m2 center houses Mercer's athletics department, a 3,500-seat basketball arena, an indoor pool, workout facilities, intramural basketball courts, an air-rifle range, offices, a food court, and numerous meeting facilities. Mercer's baseball, softball, and intramural fields are next to the center along with the university's tennis complex and football-lacrosse complex.
Large parking spaces, wide recreation and community activities are offered in Mercer. The 2007 edition ranked Mercer as one of the top five most beautiful campus in the entire nation.
Student life on Mercer's campuses offers opportunities for students to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. With over 125 student organizations to choose from, there are many ways to get involved at Mercer.
Moreover, there are tons of things to do around campus outside of the classroom. On nice days, students see many people on Cruz Plaza playing games or reading. There are numerous events from bingo, karaoke, trivia, etc. that happen throughout the year to participate in with friends. Downtown Macon can also be enjoyable. There are many nice restaurants downtown.
All the 1st, the 2nd, and the 3rd year students are required to live on campus. Experiences outside the classroom include developing close relationships with diverse individuals, enhancing leadership skills and assuming personal responsibility.
The office of housing & residence life is responsible for supporting students while they live in the residence halls at Mercer. The residence halls are staffed by highly talented and trained resident assistants who live on each floor and work diligently to build community and support students in all aspects of their college lives.
Mercer University career services center provides the following assistance to students and alumni: