The board also approved the first phases of three current or new facility projects:
- $1 million for the design of an expansion and renovation of Daniel Hall, a 68,000-square-foot general classroom building in the center of campus. The project, with a total budget of $45 million, will be paid for with a mix of state institutional bonds and maintenance and stewardship funds. Daniel Hall was built in 1969. Completion of this project is planned for spring 2021.
- A new 186,000-square-foot interdisciplinary Advanced Materials Science Complex research lab. The board approved $2.2 million in maintenance and stewardship funds to begin design work for the $110 million instructional and research lab, which will be funded through state institutional bonds and private gifts. Planned completion is 2021.
- $175,000 to begin design of an on-campus, non-denominational chapel. The Samuel J. Cadden Chapel will provide students, faculty and staff with a quiet space for reflection and meditation, as well as a place for the celebration and remembrance of Clemson students. The total project cost is estimated at $5 million and will be funded with private gifts. Completion is planned for 2020.
The trustees also set graduate student tuition to be in line with competitive rates. Clemson’s rates are currently approximately 33 percent lower than similar programs in South Carolina. The adjusted new pricing structure will be phased in over two years and does not apply to any students currently enrolled in these select programs.
The trustees also approved an additional instructional site location at Charleston Cigar Factory for the Master of Architecture degree and the graduate certificate in Architecture + CommunityBUILD.