Rockford University begins expanding some of its facilities

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford University begins an expansion project designed to enhance student learning and physical activity.

The plan includes more classroom space for a rapidly growing program.

The University hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the official start of construction on the 3,800 square foot addition to the Seaver Physical Education Center.

The Seaver Building is part of RU’s original campus built in the 1960’s.

RU President, Eric Fulcomer says the $3.5 million project will improve the student experience.

“All of our weight and fitness equipment for use by student athletes as well as the general student population will be located in this new space,” said Fulcomer. “And what that will do is free up space to create four classrooms for our growing physical education and exercise science classes.”

The project is expected to completed in time for the start of the next academic year.

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