January 4, 2013

Bridgewater College Announces Campaign for Nininger Hall

Nininger Hall Renovation Overview
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BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College is conducting a multi-year campaign to help fund the growth and revitalization of Nininger Hall, home to the College’s 22 NCAA Division III athletic programs and Health and Human Sciences, its largest academic department. Construction on the project will begin once a certain level of fundraising is achieved. Bridgewater hopes to complete the project in August 2014.

The building transformation includes 15,000 to 16,000 square-feet of additional space as well as a complete renovation of existing structures and spaces. Features of the revitalized space include:

  • New event space
  • Turf field with lights
  • Fully renovated basketball venue
  • Updated classrooms and laboratory for the Health and Human Sciences program
  • Renovated faculty offices
  • Renovated locker rooms, training/rehab center, strength/conditioning facility and team room
  • Renovated offices for coaches in 22 sports
  • New, multi-sport, flexible locker room
  • New building façade and lobby
  • New Hall of Fame celebration area

The overall cost for transforming Nininger Hall is $9 million. The benefits of this project will be apparent in every facet of life at Bridgewater College. The College community has an opportunity to not only equip the school and its coaches with a strong recruiting tool but also to create a space in which to teach and train future educators, athletic trainers and others involved in health and human sciences-related studies. It also enables the College to continue to recruit faculty and coaches of the highest caliber to lead these programs and contribute to the future success of BC. In addition, goals of the project include:

  • Enhancing academic facilities of the College’s largest major, bringing all faculty together
  • Attracting high-achieving students and faculty members
  • Improving an important recruiting tool for Admissions and Athletic departments
  • Creating a center for school spirit for the entire BC community - students/alumni/friends