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Belmont Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall

Residence Hall Groundbreaking at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. January 30, 2017. Residence Hall Groundbreaking at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. January 30, 2017.

Campus’ largest residential building to date will house 600+ students

Rendering of new Residence HallCommitted to providing students with a traditional residential, liberal arts-based education, Belmont University officially broke ground today on what will be the institution’s largest residence hall to date. The 220,000 square foot structure will open in phases with half of the facility welcoming students in August 2018, and the second half of the hall being finished by January 2019. The new complex is anticipated to cost $80 million and will house 600 upperclassmen in total upon its completion.

Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “We have been blessed with extraordinary growth over the past 15 years as students continue to be attracted to Belmont’s unparalleled academic programs, vibrant campus life and appealing location near the heart of Music City. Creating additional on campus living allows our students to more easily embrace all of the opportunities Belmont has to offer.”

Approximately 55 percent of Belmont’s undergraduate population currently lives on campus, and the new hall will increase residential spaces from approximately 3,500 currently to more than 4,100 spots. The new facility will feature both suite and apartment-style room options and will be located in the southeast quadrant of campus, between 15th and 12th avenues. Nashville-based R.C. Mathews is the contractor and ESa the architect for the project.