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Demolition complete, construction underway on new Campus Center at Transy

Transylvania Campus Center construction site
Transylvania Campus Center construction site

Behind the construction fence on North Broadway, progress is being made on Transylvania University’s new Campus Center.

Over the next two weeks, work on setting the piers for the new building will commence, with drilling rigs and concrete trucks expected on site. Passers-by and the campus community will also notice increased activity on the corner of Fourth and Broadway as the piers for the new campus bookstore are drilled. 

“The site has been cleared and we’re ready to start digging the basement and constructing the supports,” said Marc Mathews, vice president for finance and business. “Thanks to the good weather, we’re slightly ahead of schedule and are moving forward.”

Construction cam provides real-time updates

Construction Camera at Transylvania's Campus Center
Online visitors can now check in to see what’s going on on the construction via a web camera.

Web viewers can now keep tabs on construction without visiting downtown. Visitors to Transy’s Campus Center website can now check in via a camera on the construction site that shows the current state of activity.  You can view the latest online at

Construction on the $30 million Campus Center began earlier this year following the demolition of Forrer Hall. The new 97,710-square-foot building, which includes new construction and renovated space, will feature event spaces for campus and outside groups, classrooms and dining facilities including the Great Hall, which will seat up to 450 and remain open 24/7 as a place for students to gather.

The new Campus Center is expected to open in September 2020. Check out the renderings, daily progress and get more details here.