We’re growing, thriving and (not-so-humble brag alert) consistently gaining national recognition. What does this all mean for our students? Better living, learning and teaching on the hilltop. View the video to see how the hilltop keeps getting better, and get more details below.
St. André Apartments — Our New Apartment Complex
In August 2016, construction began on a 133-unit apartment complex to be located in the heart of campus. This exciting addition to the hilltop will provide housing for nearly 450 students and allow St. Edward’s to guarantee on-campus living for freshmen and sophomores.
Surrounded by oak trees, the innovative design of this 184,000-square-foot facility includes four contemporary buildings connected by elevated walkways. The complex frames a large, central courtyard, and offers shaded pavilions where students can gather and study together. Each furnished apartment includes a full kitchen and easy access to laundry facilities. The units are competitively priced and will open in 2018.
Main Building and Holy Cross Hall Renovations
In 2016, improvements to two historic landmarks on campus got underway.
Renovations to our iconic Main Building began in July 2016 and were completed in Spring 2017. The work included repairs to the roofing, windows, interior spaces, limestone façade and central tower. Upgrades to the heating and cooling system had been completed in December 2015. The successful Mabee Challenge grant supports repairs to Main Building. Read more about the challenge.
Holy Cross Hall is also receiving needed repairs to the roofing, windows, masonry and interior spaces. Work began on this classic building in December 2016.
New Operations Building
Important campus support services have been brought together under one roof in a new operations building, which opened in Spring 2017. This facility was constructed in the northwest area of campus and houses the University Police Department, copying services, facilities and postal services.
Our Growth is Strategic
These enhancements to the hilltop are led by a campus master plan that guides us in preserving the beauty, character and sustainability of our urban campus. Our hilltop home blends historic and modern buildings, tranquil gardens and open green spaces, abundant walking paths and comfortable gathering areas.
Munday Library, and renovations to the UFCU Alumni Gym and Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel with the new Brother Stephen Walsh, CSC, ’62, Campus Ministry Building.
Check on Our Progress
Visit this webpage in the months ahead to follow the progress on our campus improvements. We’ll share photos and updates to keep you informed.