Student Commons Renovation

As Beeson Divinity School moves into its third decade of preparing God-called men and women for ministry, a major need for the facilities of our school is a common area designed for our weekly community lunches, small group study spaces, and a central coffee lounge area open to everyone as a place for conversation and interaction.  The unfortunate closing of our in-house Cokesbury Bookstore has provided an opportunity to weave this empty space into a larger concept addressing these needs.

Thanks to a very generous leading and matching grant promised to Beeson Divinity School by a dedicated benefactor, we are encouraged that this renovation can be a reality by fall of 2015.  Handsome architectural plans have been professionally drawn, and we are half way to reaching the financial goal necessary to completely cover the costs of this renovation.

Beeson Divinity School is an on-site learning institution.  Intrinsic to its self-identity is the belief in communal learning.  The presence of an attractive, inviting, and purposeful space will improve the life of the Beeson community. Perhaps as important as our need to improve our Student Commons space, is the ever-challenging task of recruiting top-caliber students to Beeson Divinity School.  This renovation will be a major attraction to prospective students when they visit.

Current Student Commons (before renovation)


Digital Renderings of Expanded Commons (after Renovation)


Proposed Expanded Floor Plan

(Includes coffee lounge and group study rooms)

This campaign must be fully funded by outside financial support as no money has been allocated from our operating budget.  Please prayerfully consider contributing to this campaign for the future of Beeson Divinity School.  

To make a contribution to this renovation, please send a check payable to Beeson Commons Renovation and mail to:

Beeson Divinity School
ATT: Carolyn Lankford
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

If you would like to make a gift by credit card or learn more about the renovation, please call divinity advancement officer Carolyn Lankford at 205-726-4480.