by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager
Record enrollment for 12 consecutive years, including the largest enrollment this year, is leading Cedarville University to build a new residence hall on campus. The facility will house approximately 300 students and is expected to open by fall 2020.
The new residence hall will be located on the north end of campus, just south of the Yellow Jackets soccer complex and west of Callan Athletic Center. Nearby will be townhouses, including the recently named Rooke Hall.
“This new hall will tie together and create a neighborhood of residence options,” noted Jon Wood, vice president for student life and Christian ministries. “This continues our model of life-on-life discipleship in a residential community. The indoor and outdoor spaces associated with this new residence hall will be built with community and spiritual growth in mind for the student body.”
The new hall is being funded completely through cash reserves of the university; Cedarville will incur no debt.
The three-story, 63,000-square-foot structure will be one of the largest residence halls on campus. One side will be a women’s wing and the other a men’s wing, each with its own lounge. The two sides will then share a spacious, three-story central lounge. The new hall will also provide four handicapped-accessible suites and parking for 200 vehicles.
Danis Corporation will construct the building. The entire cost of the project, including furniture and infrastructure, is estimated at $13.3 million.
Once completed, this will be the third new residence facility at Cedarville in the last four years, and should enable the university to finally close one of the oldest housing units on campus, Faith Hall. Cedarville added Jenkins Hall in 2017 and Walker Hall in August.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.