The physical transformation of CNU’s stunning 260-acre campus continues. Over the past decade, the University has completed more than $500 million in new facilities. By 2020, an additional $500 million in new construction will create an even more spectacular home for students, faculty, staff and alumni!

Lewis Archer McMurran, Jr. Hall
  • Academic home for English, history, communication studies, modern and classical languages and literatures, philosophy and religious studies, and government, in addition to the Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • 82,000 square feet of academic space with 30 state-of-the-art classrooms and seminar rooms and 120 faculty offices
Mary Brock Forbes Integrated Science Center
  • Two-phase construction, the first to be completed in 2011 and the second in 2012
  • Academic home to biology, chemistry and environmental science, as well as psychology
  • 60 faculty offices, 14 classrooms, 70 teaching labs and student research spaces
Pope Chapel

CNU’s new Pope Chapel opened to the community in February. Welcoming people of all faiths, the 10,000-square-foot building stands at the entrance to the University and enriches campus life through religious activities, lectures, musical performances and other special events.

Freeman Sports and Convocation Center Expansion
  • Completion of the gymnasium, fitness area and offices for counseling and health services scheduled for winter 2010;completion of the auditorium and meeting rooms scheduled for spring 2011
  • 70,000-square-foot addition to double the size of the Trieshmann Health and Fitness Pavilion
  • Notable features: auxiliary gymnasium, a new 400-seat Gaines Auditorium, an array of meeting rooms for student activities
Joseph W. Luter, III Hall

Luter Hall, the largest academic building on campus, is now complete. It houses the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business, as well as the Departments of Economics; Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology; Leadership and American Studies; Mathematics; and Physics, Computer Science and Engineering. Features include a trading room; a tiered lecture hall; 14 traditional and seven computer classrooms; nine teaching labs for physics, computer science and engineering; eight faculty and student research labs; three reading rooms; faculty offices; a boardroom; public spaces; and cutting-edge technology.

Warwick River Hall

In Fall 2012 the University opened Warwick River Hall, which houses sophomore students in four-person suites. Residents live two to a room and share a common area and bathroom.

Rappahannock River Hall

Rappahannock River Hall will open this fall and will house returning upper-class students. The 457-bed facility will include private bedrooms and baths, full kitchens, and a 250-space parking deck.

Additional capital projects on the horizon for the University include:
  • Construction of the Student Success Center begins this summer. Completing the Great Lawn, the 80,000-square-foot project will replace the current Administration Building. In addition to providing important administrative functions, the facility will offer students “one-stop shopping” by housing these service departments: Admission, Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office, the Business Office, Payroll, Student Accounts, the Center for Academic Success, the President’s Leadership Program, Study Abroad, the Honors Program, Alumni Relations and University Events, and the Center for Career Planning.
  • A Bell Tower, located between McMurran Hall and Forbes Hall, will feature the bell from the SS United States currently on display in the Trible Library. It will also include a clock on each of the bell tower’s four sides and a carillon. The bell tower will allow CNU to build rich traditions around commencement, athletic victories and other events.
  • The Alumni House, a place to connect with former classmates and professors through reunions, seminars, pre- and post-game activities, and other alumni events

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