W&L trustees authorize preliminary design of new residence halls

wl universityWashington and Lee University’s board of trustees has authorized preliminary architectural design of new residence halls that would house approximately 320 students, enabling the university to implement a requirement that all students live on campus during their first three years of college.

The board, at its spring meeting, directed the university’s facilities staff to develop plans to construct the buildings on and around field space currently used for athletic practice in the west end of the campus, formally known as Alumni Field and Fuge Field. The area is above and west of Wilson Field and will be adjacent to the new natatorium.

The designs are to be presented for the board’s consideration at its fall meeting in October, when it could authorize construction to begin. The university anticipates financing the project through the use of long-term debt.

“The board heard from planning and design consultants, and it chose a site that best meets the program’s goals to build a community for upper-level students,” said university President Kenneth P. Ruscio.


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