New Facilities

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‌SHU Celebrates Opening of Martire Business & Communications Center
March 20, 2015
Approximately 100 local dignitaries, trustees, special guests and friends, along with about 300 students, faculty and staff from the SHU community, gathered on March 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The building will house the John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) and rapidly growing Department of Communications & Media Studies. Read more...


Sacred Heart University Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall
October 22, 2014
SHU broke ground today on a new 87,000-square-foot, 216-bed residence hall to be built on the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Avenue across from the nearly completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The building, designed by Centerbrook Architects, will provide students with all the latest amenities. Read more...

Even the Name Says "Success"
May 13, 2014
This coming summer, Sacred Heart University will break ground for a planned new learning center dedicated to helping SHU students and young students from the surrounding region achieve success in their educational pursuits. Called the “Student Success Center” at this point in its evolution, the state-of-the-art general learning facility will be similar in size to the University’s recently completed Health and Wellness Center. Read more...

S‌HU to Purchase The Jewish Home Property   
April 29, 2014
Sacred Heart University has agreed to purchase Jewish Senior Services’ current property, also known as The Jewish Home, on Jefferson Street in Fairfield for $16.5 million after the relocation of their campus is completed in 2016. The purchase will add 15.6 acres of adjacent land to SHU’s main campus. Jewish Senior Services, has started construction on a new intergenerational campus on Park Avenue that will allow for the creation of the first “household” model nursing home in the state. Read more...

‌New Wellness Center is Constructed
June 13, 2013
To continue to meet the core mission of serving students and fostering health for the whole person, Sacred Heart University is constructing a new Wellness Center. The two-story, colonial-style, 5,800-square-foot building, which will be situated on Park Avenue across from the main campus, will serve as a place for acute health and medical needs and will also offer students counseling and therapeutic services. The first floor of the new Wellness Center will house a reception and waiting area, medical record storage room, several examination rooms, a physician’s office and both a supervisor’s office and nurse’s office. The second floor will consist of a health resource area, wellness center and several counseling suites. The new building is slated to be completed by July 2013. Read more...

Edgerton Center Gets a Facelift
February 22, 2013 
Demonstrating its commitment to Theater, Performing Arts and Art & Design, Sacred Heart University is currently renovating the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Exciting upgrades to the 776-seat facility will be completed later this year. The expansion to the Edgerton Center follows major interior improvements made to the acoustics and HVAC system about five years ago. The expansion includes the addition of a large Art & Design Gallery for student and faculty artwork that will double as a reception area and a venue where people can gather prior to and following performances. Creating a feeling of openness and natural light, the art gallery/reception area will be walled with panels of glass and windows. Read more...