Maryville Continues Campus Improvement Projects

This past summer, Maryville worked on a series of state-of-the-art campus improvement projects. All are designed to enhance and expand our Active Learning Ecosystem so that students can achieve their goals and activate their full potential in a fun and welcoming environment.

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

We have added 125 new parking spots on campus. The majority of the new spots are located at the new Maryville University Athletic Complex, and are accessible through campus along a road located behind Saints Hall. A shuttle service will be available from the new Athletic Complex to campus, with stops at Gander Hall and the Donius University Center. Additionally, 200 staff members will now be parking in a garage near our satellite offices at 575 Maryville Centre Drive, and will take this shuttle to and from their cars. We also added new parking spots by removing several medians on Lots 19 and 20 near the Hilltop Student Apartments. Finally, Maryville continues to lease parking spots behind Cookie and T.R. Potter Jr. Hall. The parking lot is a short, five-minute walk from campus and often has empty spots throughout the day.

Water Main Improvements
Maryville’s Facilities team and construction crews updated water infrastructure on campus by installing new water mains and pipes. The update replaced aging pipes, which should improve water pressure and reduce or eliminate water main breaks.

Louie’s in the Donius University Center reopened with a major interior renovation and brand-new menu. New offerings include specialty burgers, fries, fun sides, and shakes. The new Louie’s also includes extended hours with a special late night menu available after 8 p.m.

Esports Performance Center
Maryville unveiled a new Esports Performance Center this fall behind McNally House. The building features practice rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, offices for coaching staff and a common room outfitted with TVs and modular seating for competition viewing.

Athletic Complex
Construction is underway on the new Maryville University Athletic Complex. The Complex includes a field house, a competition lacrosse field, a women’s softball stadium, tennis courts for the men and women’s squads, and nearly 120 parking spaces. The project is located on the land next to the existing practice fields off Conway Road. Access to the Complex will be through campus along a road located behind Saints Hall.

Sidewalk Addition
We added a sidewalk connecting Saints Hall and Buder Family Student Commons, improving accessibility between the buildings. The sidewalk is located on the north side of Gander Hall near visitor parking. The project also included additional landscaping.

Facilities Vans
Replacing an aging fleet of vans, Facilities Management and Planning purchased 11 new vans, which feature custom wraps and the Big Red M.

Maryville University Hockey Center
The Maryville University Hockey Center opened in August in partnership with the Chesterfield Hockey Association. The 84,000-square-foot facility will feature two NHL-sized rinks, seating for approximately 2,000 spectators, a second-floor viewing platform, locker rooms, and team meeting rooms and offices. The Hockey Center will be the home facility of Maryville’s men’s and women’s hockey teams beginning Fall 2020.

New Sports Announced
Maryville Athletics announced that it will add a second competitive men’s club ice hockey team for the 2019-20 academic year. The Saints currently have a men’s team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in Division II, which will move up into the ACHA Division I ranks for 2019-20. The new squad will compete at the ACHA DII level. Additionally, the University added a club men’s volleyball team.

PawPrint Newsroom
Maryville PawPrint, the Maryville University student newspaper, has a new home in the basement of Mouton Hall. The space was previously occupied by Maryville’s esports teams. The new space features a larger newsroom with additional computer workstations.

Digital Course Materials
Maryville’s online course material provider is RedShelf beginning this fall. RedShelf is packed with powerful study tools like keyword search, highlighting capability, and the option to create flash cards or share notes with friends. Students can access their RedShelf materials from multiple devices and can also view them without Wi-Fi or cellular network coverage through an offline download feature.

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