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Reinhardt University Theater

The $7 million theater project includes a 300-seat black box theater, conservatory, portico, grand lobby, box office, north and south loggias, green room, performance studio, paint shop, scene shop, wardrobe shop, media classroom and faculty offices. Built on Lake Mullenix, the new theater will be a centerpiece of Reinhardt’s ‘Arts Around the Lake’ campus and will be a grand addition for students studying theatre, faculty teaching and research and for the larger campus community. The Reinhardt University School of Performing will hold its inaugural theatre/musical theatre performances in the new theater in September 2018.

Previous theater construction update videos

Black Box Theater progress review

57% complete as of 3/22/18

  • The pavement has been cut for the waterline crossing at Gordy Circle
  • Waiting for the gas line to be installed to the building
  • Waiting for GA Power to install their transformer
  • Asphalt base and binder are installed in the curbed areas
  • Site grading for balance of parking lot is underway.
  • Waiting on revised plans from Civil Engineer before preparing price for additional parking requirements
  • Roofing is complete over main building
  • Hollow metal door frames are installed
  • Exterior framing and sheathing are nearing completion
  • EIFS has begun on the exterior walls
  • Interior drywall partitions are framed
  • Interior plumbing and electrical rough-in is in progress
  • The HVAC equipment and ductwork are being installed
  • The emergency generator is on-site ready to install

Eagles View Residence Hall

A new residence hall, currently called “Eagles View,” will include a central teaching and learning hub flanked by two 92-bed wings. Modern accommodations for students engaged in a living/learning community will enjoy this new state-of-the-art facility that is sure to draw attention and wide acclaim. Students arriving on campus for fall 2018 will enjoy living and learning in this stellar new facility and are sure to help recruit others to our growing ‘Reinhardt on the rise.'

Previous Eagles View Residence Hall construction update videos

Eagle View Residence Hall progress review

51% complete as of 3/22/18

  • Waiting for the gas line to be installed to the building
  • Waiting for GA Power to install their power transformer
  • Waiting on revised plans from Civil Engineer (approved by Cherokee County) for the additional work required to install the road extension. This affects curbing, paving, site grading, underground utilities, an additional site retaining wall and additional fencing.
  • Exterior masonry work is underway
  • Interior HVAC, plumbing and electrical rough-in is proceeding
  • The fire protection system is being installed
  • Siding and EIFS are preparing to start with materials stocked on-site
  • Hollow metal door frames and wood doors are ready to install

Gordy Dining Center

Construction on the additional new space that will make the Gordy Dining Hall two-thirds larger than the existing space began in December 2017, and is on target for completion in early August 2018. Renovations to existing space will follow, including upgrades to mechanical systems and food service preparation areas. Following in the tradition of the Gordy family, who founded and still operate The Varsity restaurants in Atlanta, Athens, Alpharetta, Kennesaw and by food truck, this addition to campus is sure to enhance the culinary experience of students and the community alike.

Previous Gordy Dining Center construction update videos

Gordy Dining Center progress review

37% complete as of 3/22/18

  • Waiting for GA Power to install their new transformer
  • Exterior wall framing, and sheathing is ready for the air barrier and masonry to begin
  • The light gauge metal roof trusses and the fire rated wood decking is 95% complete
  • Exterior aluminum window and door openings have been measured and are in production
  • Food service equipment is approved and in production
  • Roofing will begin this week
  • Exterior masonry has been installed for the additional balcony
  • Fire protection piping is fabricated and installation will begin this week
  • The new Chiller is in fabrication and will be delivered in late April
  • The electrical switchgear is fabricated and stored ready for installation

Campus construction brings parking changes for spring semester

Click here to view the current parking map in effect during campus construction

The start of 2018 brings many changes to Reinhardt’s campus, including new parking requirements due to new building construction and renovations. All changes are currently in effect.

The Gordy Dining Center renovation has begun and the parking lot nearest the facility is closed. Construction crews have had to use parking at the Hubbard, Blue and Gold Residence Halls, leading to changes in parking locations and designated lots.

Commuter students have four parking options:

  • Brown Athletic Center gym and its adjacent gravel lot
  • North Cherokee Church of Christ, located at the corner of Highways 108 an 140
  • Bartow Street lot, located directly across from Burgess Administration Building; and,
  • Falany Performing Arts Center.

Residential students living at Hubbard Blue and Gold have four parking options:

  • The “Gold” lot behind the building;
  • Fincher Visual Arts Building, other than in spaces marked “Reserved”;
  • East/West Apartments; and,
  • Funk Heritage Center.

Additional parking information:

  • Students living at Cobb and Gordy Halls should continue parking where they have been, noting that nine spaces in the lot have been designated for visitors only. Violators of those spaces will be towed
  • Resident students must remain in their designated lot 24 hours a day
  • The lot at the Isherwood Field House is for staff and injured athletes only and requires a parking pass from the Department of Public Safety
  • All faculty and staff parking remains the same, and Public Safety is asking for assistance in identifying students violating parking regulations in faculty and staff lots. Visitors invited to campus should register their vehicle with the Department of Public Safety, which has officers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Please be mindful of any spaces blocked by barriers or cones, as vehicles not authorized for those spaces will be towed
  • Periodically, Public Safety receives requests to reserve parking spaces and/or lots for events. We make every effort to ensure these are clear for guests. If you see cones or barricades in a parking space or blocking a lot, do not park in that area. Your vehicle will be towed
  • Parking regulations will be strictly enforced, and regular patrols will be conducted to make sure drivers are in compliance with the changes

Please remember the current policy allows for only three parking citations each academic year. After the third citation, your vehicle is subject to being impounded and your parking permit revoked.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Jay Duncan at 770.720.5543.