Huntington University is set to break ground Thursday afternoon on the new campus Welcome Center. The $700,000 project is expected to be completed by late fall.
The Welcome Center will be housed inside the 3,000 square-foot addition to the Merillat Centre for the Arts. It will include the university’s admissions office, support services and meeting spaces.
"We are thrilled to see another capital project coming so quickly to our beautiful campus and eternally grateful for the impactful generosity of God’s people," said Vince Haupert, vice president for advancement.
The project was made possible thanks to a $500,000 gift from a university trustee. it will be Huntington’s third capital construction project of at least $500,000 since 2013.
When the project was announced in February, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing Daniel Solms said the new Welcome Center will "be focused on our visitors and their experience while they are on campus, helping us to better connect as we share the legacy of Huntington University."