University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Campus Projects

Building on our Future

A new student commons area. Increased outdoor recreation spaces. Updated technology in classrooms. And more.


There are several exciting summer projects underway at UC! For our students returning to the Charleston campus in the Fall, these projects will significantly enhance the on-campus experience.  For our alumni and community, these improvements will make your next visit to campus a special one. The two biggest projects are renovations to our dining facilities and establishing state-of-the-art healthcare simulation labs.

Note: All of these projects are funded by grants and donor gifts. 


The Food Court on the 1st floor of the Geary Student Union.

This area will become the main dining facility.  There will be eight food serving stations, new and renovated furnishings, updated décor, and expanded seating.  Both meal plans and à la carte dining will be available.

  • New stations featuring allergen-free entrees with both meat and plant-forward options
  • Live-action cooking station featuring exciting options like stir-fry and ramen bowls
  • Expanded & redesigned seating emphasizing comfort and flexibility


New dining options include: The Bake Shoppe, Smoke & Fire, Fusion, The Carvery, Trattoria, Clarity, ROOTS, and Nutribar | Salad Bar.

The Student Commons on the 2nd floor of the Geary Student Union.

At this location, you will be able to place takeout orders for pickup, select prepared and packaged food items, and utilize high-quality beverage machines throughout the day and evening.

  • Former Dining Hall being reformatted into a student commons area with new furnishings and décor
  • Micro market w/ many grab & go options and expanded availability
  • Mobile ordering complete with ghost kitchen and food locker system
  • Self-checkout options to allow for faster service

New Healthcare Simulation Equipment

The new equipment is being added in multiple Charleston campus locations and includes:

  • a comprehensive healthcare simulation center including new manikins and a nursing station
  • new radiology imaging equipment
  • a virtual reality classroom including the latest equipment for immersive anatomy, physiology, and radiology instruction
  • new simulation equipment for the School of Pharmacy
  • new anatomy equipment for the Physician Assistant program

Other Exciting Projects

Residence Halls

Upgrades to the bathrooms, cabinets, carpet, and furniture

Former Cox Hall Site

Basketball, beach volleyball, and pickleball courts added along with seating and lighting

Athletic Facilities

  • New turf at softball and football stadiums
  • Portable bench coverings for soccer and lacrosse at Welch Athletic Complex