2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Thomas W. Gaunt House

Located across from the Alumni House on the south end of campus, the Gaunt House was constructed in 1870 by a retired sea captain whose tree nursery was located on what is now the main campus. The Classical Revival-style structure has been the home of University presidents since the founding of the institution in 1905, and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1999-2000, a new addition was added that expanded the kitchen to include daily family use and a food preparation area for large group gatherings. A new outside patio was also added. Extensive renovations to the entire house were completed in 2009-2010.