Baylor Embarks on $47 Million dorm Renovation Project

Baylor University has started the permitting process on a $47 million renovation project for its Memorial and Alexander Halls. The project, set to begin on May 30, 2023, and finish by June 28, 2024, aims to modernize and enhance the facilities of these iconic student housing buildings.

Located at 1413 South 7th Street in McLennan County, Memorial and Alexander Halls are part of the Honors Residential College (HRC) and collectively house more than 300 honors students. These halls have a rich tradition of fostering a strong sense of community, with activities like high tea, community dinners, and hall prayer, as well as academic programs aimed at developing the whole person.

The extensive renovation and addition project will affect 129,622 square feet of space within the two buildings. While the project is underway, students will be temporarily relocated to other accommodations. Female members of the HRC will reside in Texana House, while male members will live in University House during the 2023-2024 academic year.

The university’s decision to invest in the renovation of these facilities demonstrates its commitment to providing an exceptional living and learning environment for its honors students. By modernizing the buildings and offering updated amenities, Baylor University aims to maintain its reputation for excellence and uphold the values of the HRC, which emphasizes the love of neighbor, love of learning, and love of God.

The Baylor community eagerly awaits the completion of this project, as the updated Memorial and Alexander Halls promise to further enrich the on-campus experience for honors students. With the university’s unwavering dedication to nurturing growth and community, the renovated halls are expected to serve as a testament to Baylor’s mission to cultivate well-rounded individuals and future leaders.

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