About Us

The Willie A. Tempton Memorial Student Center is located on the corner of  L.W. Minor and O.J. Thomas streets, directly across from the William J. Nicks Building (Baby Dome). The Memorial Student Center is the main focal point for most student services and student social life on the campus of Prairie View A&M University.

Located within the Memorial Student Center Building are the following offices and services….

Also located in the Memorial Student Center  is a 980-seat Auditorium (The Opal Johnson-Smith Auditorium), Ballrooms, Conference Room 203, and a Student Lounge.

Normal hours that the Memorial  Student Center is open are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM;  weekends… Saturday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM and  Sunday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Summer Time, Winter Break, and Spring Break building hours will vary.

The Memorial Student Center is available for  all types of social, cultural, and special activities. Reservations for events  are on a first-come, first-serve basis. All space being used by approved student organization and departments for meeting and events must  be reserved a week in advance of the activity.  To reserve a space please go to : http://pvauxentsrv02.pvamu.edu/emswebapp/

For a better understanding of how to use our online event request page: ems_walkthrough

If you are an outside organization looking to host an event in one of our spaces, please contact our office.

The Office of Student Center Operations can be contacted at:
936-261-1320                                                                                                                            Student_center@pvamu.edu                                                                                                                                        155 L.W. Minor St.
Willie Tempton Building, Room 201
Prairie View, TX 77446