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UofL breaks ground on $40M Swain Student Activities Center expansion

Should be completed in 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2016) — University of Louisville officials broke ground today on the $40 million expansion and renovation of the Swain Student Activities Center (SAC) that will offer students more than 112,000 square feet of additional or renovated dining, retail, meeting and office space.

sac-rendering-aerial-750xx1835-1032-115-0The renovation is financed through private sources, facility funds and a $9.6 million agency bond funded by the current student activities fee.

Opened in 1990, SAC is home to many of the university’s student services, including its Student Government Association, a number of dining venues and some small meeting rooms. It also houses the offices for the UofL athletics program.

The renovation and expansion will offer greater meeting space for the more than 400 recognized student organizations on campus, more and better dining options and common areas where students can socialize and study on the SAC’s west side.

The east side of the facility will house an expanded campus bookstore, a Starbucks restaurant and several departments that will serve students, including Health Promotion and the PEACC offices. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences also will relocate to the facility.

Construction should be completed in fall 2018.