The hottest fashion look on the Mississippi College campus this summer might be the hard hat. Temporary construction workers sometimes seem to outnumber MC students and staff as they work to complete a new parking garage, bookstore, and state-of-the-art science building.
A three-level, 557-spot parking garage is under construction just east of the A.E. Wood Coliseum and south of Robinson-Hale Football Stadium. Equipped with security cameras, lighting, and emergency telephones, the garage will be open 24/7. Construction should be finished in mid-August, just in time to accommodate students, staff, and visitors arriving on campus for the fall 2012 semester.
Work on a new bookstore, café, and residential lofts for graduate students near Olde Towne Clinton is also expected to be complete in the fall, while the new science building and laboratory should open in the spring of 2013.
“All of the construction underway is the result of increased enrollment and activity at MC,” says MC President Dr. Lee Royce. “Dodging the construction can be a little inconvenient while it’s going on, but when you see those hard hats, just think of them as a positive sign of all the growth and progress we’re experiencing right now at Mississippi College.”