Clemson board approves plans for new $130M building

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University’s board has approved constructing a new building for academic and research programs.

The Greenville News reports the not-yet-named building will house the College of Business and Behavioral Science and other academic programs currently located in the 77-year-old Sirrine Hall. It will also provide spaces for research programs, learning labs and student study.

The building will be located across from Bowman Field and is expected to cost between $120 million and $130 million.

The university plans to raise some of the money and borrow the rest. The bonds would be paid back through student tuition and fees.

University officials expect the building to be completed by summer 2018.

Officials also announced that the university’s Will to Lead fundraising campaign has generated $911.5 million toward its $1 billion goal.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com