Faculty at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine recently voted to support a proposed $13 million expansion of Magruder Hall. The project has several objectives:
- Accomodate a proposed increase in student enrollment from 56 to 70 students
- Improve and expand instructional space with an updated Anatomy lab, new Microscopy lab, state-of-the-art surgery suite, and two new classrooms.
- Provide additional student support spaces, including a student commons, lockers, student activity areas and expanded restroom facilities.
- Construct additional house officer and faculty offices.
The preliminary design was developed with input from a faculty committee and provides 13,360 square feet of new space and 11,112 square feet of renovated space.
Construction will be funded primarily using incremental tuition revenue and bonds. Once the financial details are worked out, the college will commence a bid process to hire a design firm who will work with a faculty-staff committee to create a final plan.