This past year, the sound of construction permeated nearly every part of campus. Memorial Stadium, Littlejohn Coliseum and the Doug Kingsmore Stadium have all reopened with additions and renovations; the new Watt Family Innovation Center is bustling with activity; and the new Douthit Hills development, which will change a main gateway to campus, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.
This past fall, the project known as Core Campus opened for business, with residence halls for 700 students, a large dining facility, and a new home for the Honors College and the Calhoun Honors Residential College. Core Campus breaks down into four buildings: A, B, C and D. Buildings A and B include a residence hall for about 290 first-year students and a 76,000 square foot dining facility, which replaces Harcombe.
With the building of Core Campus, the Calhoun Honors College is now literally on the map at Clemson. Buildings C and D house approximately 400 Honors College students. Classrooms, a small library, the Great Hall (a study/social space), study rooms and administrative spaces for National Scholars and the Honors College help complete the picture. As you wander down the halls of the ground floor of the two buildings, you see students studying in groups of two and three, working on group projects, checking email and just hanging out.
Professor Bill Lasser, who is director of the Calhoun Honors College, and Sue Lasser, who works with PEER (Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention) and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), serve as the faculty-in-residence for the Calhoun Honors Residential College. They live in a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor and enjoy the frequent interactions with students that come with living on-site.