The $18.6 million Jane P. Batten Student Center provides a vibrant dimension to the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University.
The facility is home to the Virginia Wesleyan University men’s basketball team, women’s basketball team, and women’s volleyball. With 137,000 square foot, the state-of-the-art facility serves as the hub of activity for the college community.
The Batten Center has been the site of Professional Bowlers Association's Battle At Little Creek, which included the finals televised by ESPN. It was also the site of the NCAA Division III Women's Final Four in basketball in 2004 and 2005. Numerous NCAA Division III men's playoff games have also been held in the Batten Center, as well as some of the largest high school basketball and wrestling championships on the East Coast.
The Batten Center provides numerous venues for recreation and athletics along with offices for the athletic department and other departments. The facility officially opened on February 2, 2002.