Furman University to Break Ground on $70 Million Residence Hall

Greenville, S.C. — Furman University is set to break ground on a $70 million residence hall development on the university’s campus in Greenville. 

The development will include a new residence hall for first-year students, which will replace the university’s existing Blackwell Hall, and renovations to four existing residence halls: Manly, Geer, McGlothlin and Poteat. The new building will feature office and lounge spaces, support services, a kitchenette and space designated for Furman’s Center for Inclusive Communities. 

The project is being designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and will be constructed by Rodgers Builders, with financing secured through 30-year municipal bonds. Groundbreaking for the development is scheduled for February 12, and completion is set for November 2024.