Campus Construction Updates

As Purdue University continues to evolve, several construction projects are taking shape across campus to support these changes. The Honors College and Residences and Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, two of the major construction projects currently underway on the West Lafayette campus, will both strongly support the University’s Purdue Moves initiatives and create additional opportunities for students in the future.     

The Honors College and Residences facility will be located at the southwest corner of Russell and Third Streets and promote academic success through development of a living learning community. It will include more than 800 beds and approximately 40,000 square feet of academic space.  Honors College and Residences is expected to open for students in Fall 2016.

The Wilmeth Active Learning Center is being constructed at the former site of the retired Heat and Power North Plant and the Engineering Administration Building.  The facility will include classroom space to support the IMPACT program, all non-laboratory campus instruction, active learning in general, and it will bring together six campus libraries.  The building is scheduled to be complete in Summer 2017.

As we look forward to what these buildings will offer as they open over the next two years, it is just as important to keep current conditions in mind. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists should obey all posted signs and exercise caution in the areas surrounding these projects as construction crews and traffic will be active. 

Visitors to campus can also check the Physical Facilities website for construction notices and maps when planning travel arrangements.

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