UofL officials break ground on new residence hall


    UofL officials break ground on new residence hall

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s transformation of Belknap Campus continued today with the groundbreaking ceremony for the latest state-of-the-art residence hall.

    The five-story, 452-bed building will house incoming freshmen and is expected to open in fall 2022. It is part of an $87 million project to replace two outdated, 1960s-era residence halls in the heart of Belknap Campus with two new residence halls that mirror each other in design and structure.

    The first residence hall, already under construction, will open in fall 2021.

    Together, the two halls will promote student success by providing cost-effective on-campus housing that includes more Living Learning Communities — where students who share common interests reside near each other — and is close to classrooms, libraries, dining options and the Student Activities Center.

    The new halls are “what students of today expect and deserve,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi.

    In addition, student advisors have worked hand-in-hand to assist in the planning and design of the new halls.

    “These halls are built in a way students asked for,” said Grace Beebe, a representative of the student Residence Hall Association. 

    More details about the construction are available here. To view the recorded ceremony, click here.

    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.