Initiative D, Objective 6: Optimize Use of and Return on Real Estate, Infrastructure and Capital Assets
Updated Friday, March 16, 2018
The Carlton Union Building expansion will have a domino effect on the Stetson University campus when the next phase opens in August 2018. The second floor of the CUB's new North Wing will be ready when students return for Fall 2018 semester offering student meeting rooms, a student lounge and space for student organizations such as the Student Government Association, and Hatter Network student media and its online-radio station.
Renovations and maintenance planning for the College of Law and DeLand include updates to the Stetson Law chiller plant, renovations to the Gulfport fountains, expansion and renovation of the Carlton Union Building, fraternity house improvements, volleyball pavilion, roof updates and groundbreaking for the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center.
The new Bookstore, Convenience Store, Post Office and Copy Center will be ready by early August.
When Stetson University decided to build a welcome center on campus, university officials promised to build "an iconic, sustainable building" that would last for years to come. The Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was named the 2017 Outstanding Sustainability Project in the state by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association, which cited its many features that conserve energy and water, make efficient use of land, and help recharge ground water supplies.
Temporary kitchen and serving area opens for meals Tuesday, June 13
The Stetson University Board of Trustees approved spending $1.5 million for energy-saving projects, such as replacing fluorescent bulbs with more energy-efficient LED lighting. The university joined the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, pledging to try to become carbon neutral by 2050, and developing an Environmental Stewardship Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from its ongoing operations.
Lake Beresford facility to house rowing teams, research center for
Stetson's Significance campaign has surpassed the $100-million mark, as bows and tags begin to appear across campus this week to raise awareness about the impact and importance of philanthropy.
Tinsley Rehearsal Room – a popular space for aspiring music students since 1970 – has become even more versatile and more effective. In fall 2016, the old reliable received the final touches of a makeover that was highlighted by enhanced acoustics, lighting and technology. School of Music Dean Thomas Masse, D.MA, sought and received "very generous" grant funding from the Philadelphia-based Presser Foundation, a group dedicated to music education/philanthropy and the building's namesake. Stetson and donors contributed dollars, as well.
Stetson's Board of Trustees approves more than $26 million in capital improvements at the university's DeLand and Gulfport campuses, as well as improvements at the university's location in Celebration.
The Campus Bookstore and Post Office move temporarily to Griffith Hall as workers get ready to begin a $30 million renovation and expansion of the Carlton Union Building.
The Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center attracts a crowd to its grand opening and has offices for Admissions and Enrollment Management, a "one-stop" service area with the Registrar, Bursar and Financial Planning, and Career and Professional Development for current students and alumni.
Stetson adds more apartments and expects 2,052 students will live on campus this academic year. Overall, enrollment will top 3,000 undergraduate students again for the Fall Semester.
An Environmental Stewardship Plan was put in place and endorsed by our Board of Trustees. That plan includes targets toward achieving our goal of being carbon neutral, action steps, periodic measurement and reporting of our results. With efforts to reduce the consumption of energy and water by 18 percent.
To stay new and relevant Stetson earmarks $35.7 million in capital improvements to enhance the campus life and experience for students and faculty.