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The Bietz Center for Student Life

Welcome to Southern's Student Center

The Bietz Center is the Student Center of Southern Adventist University

The Bietz Center for Student Life, a three-story home base for students, opened in the Summer of 2021. The 43,000 square foot facility provides opportunities for students to socialize, decompress, study, and connect with services that contribute to their mental and Spiritual well-being. 

The Bietz Center features the following:

First Floor: The Southern Shoppe, Southern Accent, Memories, Strawberry Festival, The Cue (game room), The Portal (interactive gaming room), the INFO desk, Hang Out, the Club Room, the Meeting Room, and the Farrow Family Lodge.

Second Floor: CK2, the Office of Ministry and Mission, Office of Humanitarian Engagement for Local and Global Mission opportunities, Student Development, and the Grid.

Third Floor: Student Association, study rooms, The Jack Blanco Chapel, prayer room, and Student Support Services (FYE, Life Calling and Career Services, DSS, and Counseling and Testing). 


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A Place for Students to Recharge and Relax

The Cue is a traditional table game room that is an immediate favorite for many students who need a few minutes to relax and decompress with their friends. The Cue features:

  • Pool Tables (2)
  • Foosball Tables (2)
  • Table Tennis (2)
  • Wii
  • Hookie- Hoop Game

The Portal is an interactive game room that features a 14ft. interactive gaming wall. There are also  gaming consoles and a couple of retro arcade style games.

Gaming consoles featured in the Portal:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • XBOX One
  • Playstation 5
  • XBOX Series X
  • Nintendo 64 (Retro)
  • NBA Jam (Retro)
  • Atari (Retro)

The Bietz Center For Student Life
Main Doors Hours*
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM 

*Main Door hours are subject to change due to holiday breaks and various activities on campus related to Student Life activities.

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The Bietz Center Team

Student Supervisors- 8
Student Employees- 21
Student Employee Subs- 5
Portal Game Room Student Support- 1
Bietz Staff Student Jobs: contact jtolbert@southern.edu
Student Jobs


Sunday: INFO Desk ext. 2611
Monday-Thursday: 7:45am - 5:00pm

Friday: 7:45am to Noon

Saturday: INFO Desk ext. 2611