Southwestern University
Martin Ruter Hall

Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, plans more than $100 million in campus construction

Sept. 28, 2022
The school will tear down and replace two residence halls and build campus athletic facilities.

Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, is preparing to embark on what it calls the most aggressive construction and renovation project in the university’s 183-year history.

Community Impact reports that the university plans to demolish Martin Ruter and Ernest Clark residence halls and build new student housing as well as other facilities. Combined, the projects are estimated to cost more than $100 million.

The university also plans to renovate Mood-Bridwell Hall, which houses the Brown College of Arts and Sciences, and build a mixed-use baseball and softball stadium along with a football stadium.

The new residence halls have to be built before the old ones are demolished because the university's student housing is at almost 100% capacity, officials said. Once built, the new halls will increase student housing capacity by 149.

Construction of the facilities is set to start in May 2023 and be completed in 2025. 

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