Within weeks of the Debate, Belmont announced another major endeavor—construction of a new residence hall to house more than 600 students.

Proving again that progress at Belmont continues at a fast clip, the University announced in November the planned construction of a new residence hall to provide more on-campus living opportunities. The 268,000 square foot structure will be built on Caldwell Avenue and is set to open in the fall of 2022. Like Tall Hall, this building will provide incredible views of downtown Nashville and will house more than 600 upperclassmen upon completion.

Approximately 60 percent of Belmont’s undergraduate population lived on campus in 2019, and the new hall will increase residential spaces enough to raise that to almost 70 percent of undergraduate students as Belmont remains committed to providing students with a traditional residential, liberal arts-based education.

“This project is just the latest example of Dr. Fisher’s and the Board of Trustees’ constant commitment to provide the transformational experience of on-campus living,” said Dr. Anthony Donovan, associate dean of students and director of Residence Life. “The University continues to provide students a great place to live that rivals the best housing in Nashville, but with the support and structure that leads to increased success while at Belmont.”

The building will feature all private bedrooms in apartment-style living with a multitude of amenities such as a fitness center, flexible basement space and vending area, a unique two-story lobby featuring study and gathering areas, mail and laundry rooms and two exterior courtyards. 

This residence hall will add to the 3,500 residential spaces that Belmont has built on campus in the past several years, just part of the extraordinary campus development that represents more than $1 billion invested in new construction, renovations and property acquisitions. Other campus projects currently under construction include the new Belmont University Performing Arts Center and an indoor athletics practice facility, both slated to open in fall of 2021.

Read the full press release here.