Construction of new residence hall nearing start

Posted: Tuesday, 19 November 2013

TROY – Troy University students will soon see the demolition of Alumni Hall, the male residence hall built in 1966, and the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility that will house 428 students.

The construction project, still in the planning stages, will have 280 single-bed suites, 68 double occupancy suites and 12 handicapped suites on four floors totaling 118,754 square feet. The entire project is estimated to cost $15.6 million, including $500,000 in technology.

“Our new Alumni Hall will be equipped with the very latest in high-technology amenities that can be used for both academic study and recreation," said Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., Chancellor. “We will never build another traditional-style dormitory at Troy University because we have learned that our students respond to residence halls that could be more accurately called ‘learning communities'."

In addition to the residential rooms, Alumni Hall includes 1,400 square feet of common areas, 2,600 square feet of safe space that double as class and meeting rooms, a convenience store, technology areas, laundry areas and study rooms.

Demolition on the current Alumni Hall is expected to begin in June 2014, with completion by August 2015.

Artist's rendering of the new Alumni Hall.