The Richard and John Woodruff Dining Hall
is the main dining and meeting facility at the heart of campus at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.
The 15,500 square-foot brick building seats 475, providing a much larger dining space to accommodate Rabun Gap’s record enrollment.
The facility includes a grand foyer, large windows offering views of campus and natural light, a well-equipped and energy efficient kitchen, a large meeting room, covered porch, and a large patio for meals and events. The architectural design of the building is in keeping with the columns and brick that are found throughout campus. The building frames the central campus, strategically placed adjacent to the former Addie Corn Ritchie Dining Hall and faces toward the library on the hill. Together these buildings offer exceptional opportunities for the student community as the Addie Corn Ritchie Dining Hall will be repurposed to offer a student center once the new dining hall opens.
The Dining Hall opened to students and faculty in March 2019. The current Addie Corn Ritchie Dining Hall is being transformed into a student center. Construction began on the Richard and John Woodruff Dining Hall in summer 2018 after the successful $7 million campaign which exceeded its goal thanks in part to our lead philanthropic family, foundations, and the many parents, friends, and alumni who have supported the project.