See How the Hilltop Keeps Getting Better
Campus enhancements are in the works, starting with a new apartment complex
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 for a look at what’s ahead, and get more details below.
In May, construction begins on a 124-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 will be competitively priced and open for the Fall 2017 semester. Watch the video.
In 2016, improvements to two historic landmarks on campus will be underway, with a completion date set for August 2017.
Renovations to our iconic Main Building will begin in July 2016. The work will include repairs to the roofing, windows, interior spaces, limestone façade and central tower. Upgrades to the heating and cooling system were completed in December 2015. The successful Mabee Challenge grant supports repairs to Main Building. Read more about the challenge.
Holy Cross Hall also will receive needed repairs to the roofing, windows, masonry and interior spaces. Work begins on this classic building in December 2016.
Important campus support services are being brought together under one roof in a new operations building, scheduled to open in January 2017. This facility will be constructed in the northwest area of campus and will house the University Police Department, copying services, facilities and postal services.
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.
Recent projects completed under the master plan include construction of the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center–South Building and 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.
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.