Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Two New Residence Halls

September 30, 2004

Groundbreaking CeremonyIn celebration of Saint Leo University’s continued growth and development, the University held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 28 to officially kick-off the construction of two new residence halls, two years earlier than scheduled.

The two new buildings will house more than 323 students, 153 more beds than originally planned. Once complete, Saint Leo will be able to grow to more than 1,600 day students on campus.

Representatives from several groups contributing to the project participated in the ceremony, including American Campus Communities, Lunz Prebor Fowler, Wilson Miller, Joy Hampton, Assistant District Director to Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (Fifth District), Southwest Florida Water Management District, Apex Construction, and AmSouth Bank. Father Michael Cooper, S.J., S.T.D., assistant to the president for University Ministry, offered a blessing on the construction site, those involved in planning and financing, and those who will live in the buildings for generations to come.