With a nearly empty campus and warm weather, now is the time to prepare for the coming school year. At MU, construction is in full swing with five major projects underway this the summer.
At the heart of campus, Jesse Hall’s dome will be under renovation until early October. All 96 windows and wooden frames will be replaced. According to Karlan Seville, MU’s communications manager, the work is necessary to protect the dome’s interior. At $2.5 million, it’s the cheapest project in the works.
“MU often waits until summer to begin projects that will disrupt the view of campus prior to spring commencement when families want photos of their graduating student in iconic locations on campus,” Seville wrote in an email.
At $221 million, the most expensive construction underway is the Precision Medicine Project. With construction ending in the fall of 2021, this research facility is the most expensive initiative ever undertaken by MU in its 180-year history.
Two construction projects, both started in 2017, are expected to be completed this summer. The Center for Missouri Studies, housing the State Historical Society of Missouri, costs $27 million. And the South End Zone Project at Memorial Stadium, which includes a new strength training facility and premium seating, has a $98 million budget.
Anyone roaming campus might also see ongoing construction on the School of Music, but this $24 million building won’t be completed until the fall. ￼