Future Students: WC Is Building Two New Facilities for You
The College plans to commence construction of two major facilities in 2014 that will literally transform the institution. They are the Center for the Sciences and Agriculture and the Center for Sport Sciences.
The Center for the Sciences and Agriculture will transform the teaching of math, science and agriculture at Wilmington College. WC held a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 24 for a 13,500-square foot addition to its 34,000 square-foot present facility, which will undergo a complete renovation. Combined, these will become the new Center for the Sciences and Agriculture, where teaching and learning will be taken to new levels with special emphasis placed upon opportunities for hands-on learning, including student research and other student/faculty interaction.
The new Center for Sport Sciences promises to make an immediate impact upon four of the institution’s major areas: academics, athletics, recreation and community outreach. The 36,000 square-foot facility will not only be home to WC’s nationally prominent athletic training program, but will accommodate training for essentially all of the College’s 21 sports teams, in addition to giving students additional options for recreational activities.
Center for the Sciences and Agriculture
• Renovation of 34,000 square-foot facility
• 13,500 square-foot addition
• 10 laboratories, 3 research labs, 30 offices and 2 conference rooms
• Enhanced facilitation of student/faculty research and other outside-the-classroom hands-on learning opportunities
• LEED certification for environmentally friendly "green" building
• All students will take classes in and benefit from this facility
• Expected completion by Summer 2015
Center for Sport Sciences
• 36,000 square-foot facility touches upon academics, athletics, recreation and community outreach
• Will be home to WC's nationally acclaimed athletic training program and feature classrooms, labs and training component for the care of student-athletes
• Sport training facility will benefit all 21 intercollegiate sports and student recreation/intramurals
• Indoor playing surface, strength training area, sprint track and adjacent, lighted outdoor playing surface
• One-stop shop for area's sports medicine needs with three corporate partners
• Expected completion by January 2015