Construction Plans Across the Country


Universities and colleges around the country are announcing construction plans for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond.

Check it out:

Renovating Playing Surfaces and Lighting at EKU

Eastern Kentucky University Athletics and Recreation is planning to wrap up the renovation of three new playing surfaces and two lighting projects.

Vescio’s Sports Fields is completing all three artificial turf renovations. The lighting projects will look to reduce energy and maintenance costs.

Read more about it here.

Elon University’s New Outdoor Fitness Court Construction

Construction on the new building will begin the end of July, with the goal to wrap things up right before the academic year beings in August. It comes on the tail of a year of explosion in outdoor fitness.

Designed by the National Fitness Campaign, the court will focus on functional fitness. Equipment will be  geared toward agility and core work. Students will be able to scan QR codes for videos made by the Campus Recreation and Wellness staff on how to use different parts of the court.

Read more about it here.

Penn State Behrend’s $28.2 Million Renovation Approved

Receiving approval, the Penn State Behrend campus will begin construction of its new fitness and recreation center. It will replace the campus’ Erie Hall, which was built in 1952.

Located on the northern edge of campus, the new facility will be 52,700 square feet. Facilities will include a gymnasium, training rooms, and space for personal counseling and wellness workshops.

Read more about it here.

Construction to Begin on Oregon State Cascades’ New Student Success Center

After two years of lobbying, Oregon State University Cascades campus obtained approval for its Student Success Center.

The center will have space for:

  • Academic advising
  • Studying and tutoring
  • Health and counseling services
  • A multicultural center
  • Recreation programs
  • Student organizations

The goal is to construct and open the new facility in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Read more about it here.

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