Alumni Hall to be razed after almost 50 years

Published 6:26 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013

Artist rendering

Artist rendering

Many men who’ve lived on campus at Troy University over the years have memories, fond and not, of Alumni Hall.

However, the male residence hall built in 1966 will soon be demolished to make way for a new, state-of-the art facility big enough to house 428 students.

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

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“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., university 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.’”

Besides the residential space planned for the new Alumni Hall, the building will also house 1,400 square feet of common areas, 2,600 square feet of “safe space” that can double as class and meeting rooms, a convenience store, technology areas, laundry areas and study rooms.

The current Alumni Hall is expected to be demolished in June next year with the new facility complete by August 2015.