Lindenwood University is in the midst of a bold campus expansion plan that blends the old with the new and provides facilities that will carry Lindenwood well into the future.
Recently, the University renovated a new building in Dardenne Prairie, adjacent to O’Fallon, Mo., that houses its School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The 69,000-square-foot building, purchased in fall 2012, is equipped with classrooms, labs, and office facilities for the new school, which in fall 2013 began offering a Bachelor’s in Nursing degree completion program for Registered Nurses who already have two-year nursing degrees at the community college level. The facility also houses nursing and allied health courses offered by St. Charles Community College.
In fall 2012, the University opened a $9 million Student-Athlete Center adjacent to Hunter Stadium. The signature element of the three-story, 43,000-square-foot building is an Academic Success Center to support athletes’ academic endeavors. The building houses locker rooms for Hunter Stadium’s NCAA sports, athletic training facilities, coaches’ offices, and a new Champions’ Room.
Other growth includes the renovation and expansion of Harmon Hall, which now houses the university’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Nine classrooms and several seminar halls, breakout rooms, the Dunseth Auditorium, and office space have been added. The existing interior has also been updated and remodeled and a new façSade added to the entire building.
The Evans Commons opened in August 2011. The 119,000-square-foot structure includes a second dining hall, multipurpose courts, a suspended jogging track, a workout facility, recreation rooms and plenty of areas for student relaxation.
These projects are the result of dynamic growth on the campus going back to 1989. Currently, Lindenwood educates more than 16,000 students a year in all programs at two campuses, eight regional centers, and extension sites throughout the state.