SWU to break ground on new campus community

CENTRAL — On Aug. 30, Southern Wesleyan University will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story living and learning community to be constructed at the Central campus.

The 67,000-square-foot residence hall will accommodate 243 students and include space for a large lobby with a bistro and ample gathering space, fitness rooms, a theatre and a conference room.

Southern Wesleyan University has partnered with Mainstreet Student Living™ of Carmel, Ind., for this new project development. Mainstreet

® Student Living encompasses the investment, development and management sides of student housing.

Southern Wesleyan seeks to continually reinforce three pillars of uniqueness – inventive learning, faith-filled community and contagious generosity. This new facility on SWU’s campus will be conducive in exercising these institutional characteristics.

The project, which represents a $9.3 million investment, will create numerous jobs and expand Pickens County’s economic impact footprint.

Elected and appointed officials at city, county, state and national levels are being invited to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m.