Georgia university system approves new $50M dorm at Kennesaw State, stadium renovations
Citing its enrollment growth, Kennesaw State University (KSU) has announced plans for a new residence hall and renovations to its baseball stadium.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a $50 million construction project for the Summit II, a dorm building that will accommodate 600 students. The new residence hall will be located next to the Summit student housing building, which opened in Fall 2022.
Kennesaw State President Kathy Schwaig expressed gratitude to the Board of Regents for their support in improving the campus to better serve the growing community.
With this new addition, KSU will expand its total residence capacity to more than 6,500 beds across its Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. The Summit II will feature a combination of single and double-bedroom suites, primarily intended for freshman students. It will also include community areas and study spaces and is expected to open for use in the Fall 2026 semester.
Additionally, KSU’s Stillwell Stadium, used for baseball since 1984, will undergo renovations, including new turf installation, improved lighting, and fencing for enhanced safety. This $12.3 million project will largely be funded through private donations. The stadium will also receive new dugouts, upgraded press and media areas, additional concession stands, and a 1,500-seat expansion.
These stadium renovations align with KSU’s Athletics program’s move to Conference USA in the 2024-2025 academic year. University officials emphasize that these projects are designed to enhance campus life and support students’ academic success.Schwaig said, “We know that students who live on campus and are engaged in campus life tend to achieve higher success in the classroom, and both of these projects align with that mission.”