Groundbreaking is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, for Coastal Carolina University's Lib Jackson Student Center Annex I, a 39,000-square-foot addition to the existing building. The project is budgeted at $12 million. Media are invited to cover the groundbreaking ceremonies, which will be held on the deck of the Student Center.
Two annexes are planned for the Student Center. Annex I will include a movie theater/auditorium, conference rooms, retail services and lounge space, as well as areas for student organizations to assemble. A courtyard area between the existing center and Annex I will include an area for entertainment venues. The front facade of the current Student Center will be remodeled to include a rotunda lobby and lounge.
University departments that will move into the new annex include Student Activities, Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services and Career Services.
The proposed Annex II will contain a large event space and conference areas as well as additional lounge space for students.