The Alpine Tower Has a New Home on Campus
The Alpine Tower—a 52-foot wooden structure designed for climbing and teambuilding exercises—has a new home on campus adjacent to the Trinder Center and the Betty S. Rogers Track and Field Center. The tower was recently relocated from its original spot just to the west of the University’s main entrance. The move comes just weeks before a planned December 1 groundbreaking for the new Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, which will be constructed on the neighboring field. The structure was carefully transported on Saturday, November 4 by Alpine Tower International, the company that originally produced and installed the tower which arrived on the Virginia Wesleyan campus in 2011 as a result of VWU’s partnership with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. The YMCA funded the structure in exchange for use of the land and utilizes it primarily in the summer for camps and youth activities. The tower is also used for VWU classes, recreation activities and teambuilding programs during the academic year and is available for use by outside groups as well.