A Look Back at Campus Construction

Phillips Dining Hall

Cumberland is committed to continuous improvement, both academically and with facility enhancements, to meet the needs of our growing community. With this goal in mind, the Phoenix Pride project began in the summer of 2021 and involved a variety of upgrades spanning from new paint and furniture to significant renovations to campus buildings. 

Here are some of the highlights that have been completed over the past several months as part of the Phoenix Pride project:

  • The Phillip’s Dining Hall has been expanded to accommodate indoor/outdoor seating
  • A branded Cumberland wall has been constructed next to the Mitchell Student Center
  • Furniture has been replaced in the majority of the Memorial Hall classrooms and in residence halls across campus
  • HVAC units in Memorial Hall, The Learning and Career Commons and some campus residence halls have been upgraded
  • Camera security across campus has been upgraded
  • Flooring in many campus buildings has been replaced, including the Vise Library
  • All campus parking lots have been resurfaced
  • Campus signage, including directional signs, have been installed across campus
  • A living and learning community has been created for nursing students in South Hall
  • Nursing labs at the McFarland building have been expanded
  • New road-safe carts for campus security and tours have been purchased
  • Wireless access across campus has been expanded and IT servers have been replaced
  • Landscaping on campus has been significantly enhanced
  • A statue of prestigious alumnus Cordell Hull has been installed in front of Memorial Hall

As always, we welcome you to visit our beautiful campus and see the exciting improvements that have been made. Campus-wide enhancements will continue to be made, thanks to the generosity of many donors who support CU and our students.

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