Macon Campus Improvements

Undergraduate Sciences Building

Patterson Building Demolished

May 24, 2016

Demolition of the Patterson Building is complete, clearing the way for construction to proceed on the $44 million Spearman C. Godsey Science Center. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be completed by December 2017 and will anchor a science quadrangle including the School of Medicine and School of Engineering facilities as well as Willet Science Center.  more >

 

Additional News 

 

Mercer University Drive Road Closure Update

April 27, 2016

Mercer University Drive, between the Stadium Drive and College Street entrances to the Macon campus, will be closed from Monday, May 2, until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, although the closure could continue through the weekend. Mercer University Drive traffic will be routed around the Lofts at Mercer Landing. All lanes will be closed to allow workers to pour concrete at the bridge and run conduit. Weather may affect this schedule, and additional lane closings may be necessary in the weeks ahead.  more >

New Pedestrian Bridge Set In Place at Mercer Landing

April 6, 2016

On Wednesday, construction workers completed the initial assembly and setting of the new pedestrian bridge linking the Lofts at Mercer Landing to the Mercer campus. 

Mercer University Drive between the Stadium Drive and College Street entrances to campus will be closed from Monday, April 11, to Friday, April 15. Mercer University Drive traffic will be routed around the Lofts at Mercer Landing. All lanes will be closed to allow workers to pour concrete, install handrails and run communication and power lines under the new pedestrian bridge. Weather may affect this schedule, and additional lane closings may be necessary in the weeks ahead.  more >

Construction To Begin On New Pedestrian Bridge at Mercer Landing

March 21, 2016

During the week of March 28, traffic on Mercer University Drive east of Interstate 75 will be affected by the assembly and setting of the new pedestrian bridge linking the Lofts at Mercer Landing to the Mercer campus. more >

Freshman Residence Hall Taking Shape

February 16, 2016

The new freshman residence hall, located adjacent to Mary Erin Porter Hall, is close to being “in the dry,” allowing interior progress to accelerate, and external masonry work has begun. Construction will be completed in time for the fall semester, when 300 new students will move into the four-story facility. more >

Work Begins on South Campus Entrance

January 8, 2016

Construction began recently on a new South Campus entrance that will tie into the pedestrian bridge linking campus to the Mercer Landing development. Work will continue through late spring/early summer and may affect traffic on Mercer University Drive and Stadium Drive from time to time, but the entrance will remain open. more >

Construction Ramps Up as New Year Approaches

December 16, 2015

While students and faculty departed the Macon campus in early December, continuing almost daily changes to the University's major construction sites will be on display for these Mercerians upon their return on Jan. 11. Most notably, the Lofts at Mercer Landing and the new freshman residence hall are just a few short months away from completion. more >

Plans for New Hotel-Restaurant Development Announced

September 22, 2015

Mercer University, the College Hill Alliance and Macon-Bibb County announced Tuesday plans for construction of a new hotel and restaurant development on Mercer's Macon campus. more >

New Fountain Installed in Tattnall Square Park

September 10, 2015

Tattnall Square Park has its "crown jewel" again, as a new fountain was installed, marking the first time in over 45 years that a fountain has been a part of the park.

Farmers Market Now Serving Lunch in the UC

August 30, 2015

Students recently began enjoying lunch in the new Farmers Market in the former Bear Rock Cafe location inside the University Center. The bakery café features a build-your-own salad option with fresh and local toppings, specialty sandwiches, a Panini or wrap-of-the-day, fresh soup selections, stir-fry options, smoothies and frozen yogurt. more >

Students Arrive as Construction Progresses

August 14, 2015

A record-breaking freshman class moved in this past Saturday, getting a first look at Mercer's quickly changing campus, including the new residence hall being built behind Mary Erin Porter Hall. more >

Construction Continues

July 24, 2015

The Lofts at Mercer continue to take shape as construction continues. more >

The Demolition of East Hall

July 15, 2015

Workers tear down East Hall to make room for new construction. Get an up-close view over the shoulder of workers as they tear down East Hall to make room for the new residence hall. more >

Continued Progress at The Lofts at Mercer

July 10, 2015

It has only been two weeks since the last update regarding The Lofts at Mercer, but the progress that has been made is incredible! The large parking deck is almost complete, and the lofts themselves are going up fast. more >

New Student Residence Hall Construction Begins

June 30, 2015

The Lofts at Mercer site isn't the only area of progression on Macon's campus. Work has also begun at the site of the new student residence hall. more >

Human Resources Office Moving to Newton Hall

June 29, 2015

During the week of June 29, the Human Resources Office will be moving from East Hall to Newton Hall. East Hall is scheduled to be demolished later this summer to make room for additional parking to serve the northeast quadrant of campus. Offices for National Management Resources, the University's custodial services vendor, will also be moving from East Hall to Newton Hall.

The Lofts at Mercer Begin To Take Shape

June 26, 2015

Things are beginning to take shape at the construction site of The Lofts at Mercer. You can start to get a sense of just how large this development is going to be. more >

Bear Rock Café To Be Transformed Into The Farmer's Market

June 9, 2015

Farmer's MarketBear Rock Café in the University Center is being transformed into The Farmer's Market, a bakery café featuring a build-your-own salad option with fresh and local toppings, specialty sandwiches, smoothies and more. It is scheduled for completion by fall 2015. read more >

Coming Soon: Einstein Bros. Bagels

June 9, 2015

Einstein BagelsStudents on the Macon campus will soon be able to enjoy a selection of fresh-baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, crisp salads and gourmet coffee from Einstein Bros. Bagels. The bakery will be located in Tarver Library. Additional information and restaurant renderings will be available soon. more >