Campus Growth

Communication & Exercise Sports Science Building

A new academic facility will be constructed near the Weatherspoon Gymnasium/Lowery Fitness Center providing new, cutting-edge instructional space for Meredith’s growing communication and exercise and sports science programs. The building will open in 2022.

Meredith Lake

The iconic Meredith lake that has been enjoyed by Meredith students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and visitors for decades is undergoing a complete renovation thanks to the generosity of our alumnae and friends at Meredith College.

Image showing renovation of the lake at Meredith. Water is drained and island of trees is in the middle.

Jones Chapel Renovation

Jones Chapel was completed in 1982 and was the vision of the Class of 1928. The 13,000 square foot chapel seats about 400 people. Little work had been done to the Chapel since it was built but that changed in 2020 with several improvement projects. In 2021, the Chapel Common Room will be renovated with french doors leading to a new outdoor patio that will be constructed on the back of Jones Chapel thanks to a gift from the estate of Jeannette Scott, ’54. 

Image of the inside of the Meredith Chapel. Shows tan walls with multiple rows of pews and stairs leading to the alter and a large organ behind that.

Nutrition Lab Renovation

The Nutrition Lab located in Martin Hall has served the needs of Meredith’s food and nutrition students for decades. The renovated nutrition lab will provide students with hands-on learning experiences that will simulate the environment they will work in once they graduate. It will also help students prepare to take the national professional examination to become a registered dietitian. This redesign is happening thanks to a gift from Roy Nifong, father of Marianne Nifong Raker, ‘72, who was a home economics major at Meredith.

Image showing a classroom with tables for students, ovens, drawers, and stovetops.

Meredith Athletic Field & Track Complex

A new turf field was installed on the Meredith Athletic Field and Track Complex in June 2019. This athletic enhancement improves safety for all Avenging Angels teams.

Kresge Auditorium

The Kresge Auditorium refurbishment project began in June 2018 and was completed in January 2019. One of the major upgrades this project brought was increased accessibility, including expanded accessible seating and improved auditorium entrances.

Weatherspoon Physical Education Building

Weatherspoon Physical Education Building was completed in September 1970. The H-shaped building, with a gymnasium on the west side and a swimming pool on the east, gave students a space to be proud of and fit all the needs of the college at the time. The new building replaced a 40-year old “temporary” gym located on east campus.

Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall, our most iconic building, welcomes students, visitors, and alumnae to the College each day. Gifts from two generous donors allowed the College to make needed renovations in 2015-16. The enhancements to Johnson Hall created a better experience for prospective and current students and their families – giving them a clear direction of where to find Admisssions, Financial Assistance, the Registrar, and the Business Office.

Dedication

StrengthsLab

StrengthsLab is a dedicated space that offers a variety of resources related to StrongPoints. In 2014 Wells Fargo Foundation donated $100,000; this gift, along with other donor gifts, were used to create this space for Meredith students.

Belk Dining Hall

In 2013, Belk Dining Hall went through extensive renovations on the upper and lower level due to a gift from Aramark and the Parents Council. These enhancements allow for a better dining experience and allow for more flexible spaces for events.