LWC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 [11:43 PM]
The four-story residence hall will house 186 beds and 42,000
square feet. It will be open for the 2010-11 school
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson will break
ground on a new residence hall at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on the sidewalk in
front of Richardson Hall.
This is the first residence hall Lindsey Wilson has built since
Richardson Hall opened in August 2001.
When it is opened for the 2010-11 school year, the four-story
building will house 186 beds and include 42,000 square feet, making
it the college's largest residence hall. Richardson Hall is 34,000
square feet with 156 beds. Lindsey Wilson's new residence hall -
which will cost about $7 million to build - will be about the size
of the Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center.
Although it will be a couple weeks before Lindsey Wilson
officials will not know final enrollment numbers for the 2009-10
school year, the college already has enrolled a record number of
About 150 more students are living in residence halls this
school year. A total of 721 students lived in residence halls in
2008-09; the previous record number of resident students was
To accommodate more than 870 resident students this school year,
Lindsey Wilson's Academic Success Center was moved from Weldon Hall
to the Everett Building. The college also converted 10 buildings
that had once been homes into residence halls to also create more
space for the influx of resident students.