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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Beth Ray Center for Academic Support

The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support opened in 2012 as the Student Success Center and was renamed in honor of OSU First Lady Beth Ray, a lifelong educator, who passed away in 2014. The facility houses distinctive programs that help all students achieve their full potential.—student-athletes as well as the general student population. It includes classrooms, a computer lab, open study areas, and study rooms. It is also home to the Welcome Center for new students. The $14 million facility was made possible by donors.

General Information

Address 671 SW 26th St
Architect Unknown
Year Built 2012
Renovations N/A
Square Footage 34,211
Purpose/Usage Center for Academic Support

Previous Name(s) Student Success Center (2012-2014)
Namesake Beth Ray, OSU First Lady, lifelong educator

Historic District


Blueprints Unknown



Further Archival Information

Due to the relatively recent establishment of the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support, archival sources are fairly limited.