Aux Gym

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One of the creepier buildings on campus, especially at night, the Aux Gym is home to various Knox dance groups, including Terpsichore and Ballroom Dance. It is also home to bats, who fly around to amuse and inspire dancers while they are practicing. The basement is particularly amazing, you should check it out.

As of the 2007-2008 schoolyear, the basement has been transformed into a space for advanced studio art students to work. This makes the basement less creepy. Although you can hear dancers practice above, which is pretty terrifying. Imagine elephants dancing above your room.

On March 1, 2008, a Galesburg firefighter happened to attend a Terp show and noticed that the building was nowhere near up to the fire code, and so it has been declared hazardous for occupancy by more than 50 people at a time. Because Knox is poor, there are currently no plans for doing anything about it, and so Terp is looking for a new performance space.[1]

As of 2023, the Aux gym remains abandoned. Legend says that if you walk by the basement door late at night and knock three times, the personified ghost of Lincolns debate (who has moved out of old main after getting fed up of strangers sitting on the chair) will open the door and invite you in for midnight tea with the ghouls and bats of Knox college. Other notable ghouls in attendance usually include the ghosts of the old jail and the whale.