Tsai Field House Dedication

Dorothy Lee ’26 in News | May 26, 2024

          On Friday, May 18, students, faculty, alumni, and Trustees from Lawrenceville’s Board,gathered in front of the Tsai Field House to celebrate its grand opening and dedication to alumnus Joseph Tsai ’82. The new Field House is part of the School’s larger strategic plan: House, Harkness, Heart: A New Era for Community Wellbeing

          Last Friday’s ceremony consisted of a ribbon cutting and speeches by Head of School Stephen S. Murray H’54 ’55 ’63 ’65 ’16 P’16 ’21, Chair of the Board of Trustees Jonathan G. Weiss ’75, Vice President of the Board of Trustees Celeste Marie Mellet ’94 P’27, Reverend Violet Lee and Rabbi Lauren Levy H’97 ’01 ’12 P’01 '02 '09, Dean of Athletics Tripp Welborne H’58 P’21 ’24, Student Body President Bryce Langdon ’24, and Joseph Tsai himself. 

          The speakers expressed their excitement for this new chapter of Lawrenceville history, thanking the donors who funded the project, especially The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation. Speaking to what the Field House represents for the student body, Langdon said, “This is more than just a building. It is a place that will truly link our campus and community together.”

          Since its initial opening in the fall of 2022, students have been able to access the Field House’s dining facility for the II-IV Forms, alongside the ice rink, pool, and post office. Friday’s dedication marked the opening of facilities for indoor track and field, wrestling, basketball, and squash, including a new fitness center, the incoming Big Red Store, various sports medicine and athletic training facilities, and a student lounge. Through all of these spaces, the School hopes that campus life will continue to develop at Lawrenceville, fostering a stronger sense of community and improving student well-being.