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Campus Renovations and Construction

Tarleton Renovations

Campus Project Summary

Here’s a brief rundown on what’s happening as of July 2015:

  • The Alumni Island project, complete with a larger-than-life bronze of Founder John Tarleton, will be finished by fall.  Watch for a formal dedication ceremony to be scheduled!  The Alumni Island rests between the Administration Building and the E.J. Howell Education Building, off Military Drive. It will provide an iconic centerpiece for the campus, enhancing its beauty and creating a quiet space for relaxing, studying and conversation.
  • Integrity Hall, a 504-bed residential living and learning facility, will open in August. Located at the edge of campus along W. Frey and Lillian streets, Integrity Hall is a companion facility to Heritage Hall which opened last fall.
  • A new Parking Lot on former Stephenville ISD property off Garfield Avenue, W. Mulberry Street., and Lillian will provide parking for the residential students in the new Integrity Hall.
  • In a former parking area just east of Memorial Stadium, two new residential living and learning centers are under construction – designated Traditions North and Traditions South. The two building will house more than 600 students, including the new Corps of Cadets and ROTC students.  One also will have a new health and counseling center for students. The buildings are scheduled for completion for the opening of the 2017 academic year next August.
  • In the center of campus, off Lillian the former Traditions residence hall is being remodeled and expanded as the new residential hall for the Honors College. Designed to serve 436 students, the upgraded building will open in Fall 2017.
  • A new parking lot along Harbin Road will replace the parking lost to the construction of Traditions North and South. Another new lot has been created along Lillian Street just south of Washington, the site of the former Landmark Apartments. The additional spaces from these lots will more than double the number of spaces lost to construction.
  • The last project is a major infrastructure improvement to the center of campus, which will result in expanding the pedestrian walkways along Lillian, Vanderbilt and other campus core streets. At the same time, utility improvements will be made to eliminate flooding issues and enhance lighting. The project, which is scheduled for completion in May 2017, will bring a new beauty and aesthetics to the campus and make it much better for our students as they walk from place to place.

With the addition of the new parking spaces, the university also is gating several of the lots closest to the main academic buildings. The gated lots will open to all visitors after 5 p.m., as long as the vehicles leave before 6 a.m. the next day. This change will improve access for visitors to the Fine Arts Building, the Library and other facilities frequently visited by the public.

Visitor parking spaces also have been increased.

Additionally, the Texas Department of Transportation has stated that by Fall it will upgrade the lights at the intersections of Lillian and Washington streets and at Harbin and Washington to create crosswalks with pushbutton/protected access.  A new signal light with crosswalks will be completed at St. Felix and Washington in about nine months. 

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