McMillan Hall Expansion
McMillan Hall has been completely renovated and expanded to double the size of the IT offices, campus post office, and bookstore.
Jack Jones Field House
A field house for the tennis courts and soccer fields has been constructed. The field house contains meeting rooms, restrooms, showers, and a concession stand.
Robert M. Gillespie Batting Facility
The Kennedy Sports Complex added an indoor batting facility to accommodate baseball and softball practice and training.
Old Cobbler Shop, Hackleton, Student Center
The former facilities building was renovated in 2011 to provide a student center with exercise equipment, game room, TV lounge, and offices for student activities, SGA, and intramural sports.
Joe and Virginia Tatum Theater
The new Joe and Virginia Tatum Theater was dedicated in October of 2010. The nearly $1.4 million facility is over 7,000 square feet and includes a 3,100 square foot black box performance space, a spacious serving room for Carey Dinner Theater, nearly 200 lighting controls, and catwalks for the lighting and sound crew.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine
The College of Osteopathic Medicine complex consists of three buildings. The academic building was completed in the summer of 2010 and contains two lecture halls, classrooms, study rooms, and laboratories. The medical arts building was completed in the fall of 2010 and houses faculty offices, clinical diagnostic and treatment rooms, eight student conference rooms, study areas, and a student lounge. The Asbury Administrative Center was completed in the spring of 2011 and contains administrative offices, faculty offices, and conference rooms.
William Carey University dedicated its new Tradition Campus located at the intersection of Mississippi 67 and Highway 605 on August 19, 2009. The new 30-acre campus houses administrative, faculty, and registrar offices; an open air student lounge; bookstore; library and computer lab. It features state-of-the-art nursing school facilities with lecture, lab, exam, psychiatric study, exam, and treatment rooms. Over 30 general classrooms and science labs are included. There is also a new gatehouse and maintenance building. The $14 million Phase I project has 58,559 square feet. The WCU-Tradition Campus was a 2009 Merit Award Winner in the institutional category by the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors.
Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum
The new Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum was dedicated in April of 2009 as an expansion of the Smith Rouse Library on the Hattiesburg campus. The museum houses the largest collection of artwork by Mississippians in the state. Donated by Sarah Gillespie of Hattiesburg, the collection includes works by Theora Hamblet, Kate Freeman Clark, William Merritt Chase, Ethel Mohammad, and Walter Anderson.
Fail-Asbury School of Nursing Building Expansion
The $1 million expansion to the existing Fail-Asbury School of Nursing in Hattiesburg was dedicated in 2008. The expansion totaled more than 5,000 square feet. The expansion includes a 104-seat lecture hall, faculty offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, conference room, and group study rooms.
The women’s dormitory, Byrd Hall, and the men’s dormitory, Braswell Hall, are connected by a main lobby area. Both dorms have three floors and can house a total of 180 students. Byrd and Braswell consist of suite-style rooms with a connecting bath, laundry room, and lounge on each floor.