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Belmont announces groundbreaking ceremony for new residence hall

The official groundbreaking ceremony of Belmont University’s new residence hall will take place Monday at 10 a.m.

Renderings of the building will be revealed at the event, according to an email sent by April Hefner, the editorial and news content director in the Office of Communications.

The residence hall will be Belmont’s largest hall to date, and half of the hall will open in August 2018 while the remainder will be completed by January 2019.

“The new complex will house 600 upperclassmen in total upon its completion. The residence hall comes in response to Belmont’s continued growth as the University reached a new enrollment goal in the fall of 7,771 students,” said the email from the Office of Communications.

Because the construction will change on a daily basis, there is no concrete schedule regarding construction traffic. However, Belmont sent out maps detailing the new routes available to pedestrians and vehicles and will continue to update students living in the construction area.

“This project will require some blasting, and we are awaiting word from our contractors on when that will begin as well as the schedule for those blasts,” said Hefner in an email to the Vision. “We expect to know more soon on that front and will communicate those details to everyone as soon as we have them.”

Photo taken by Zach Gilchriest.

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