COLLEGE STATION - The demolition of G. Rollie White Coliseum and construction of the first phase of the new Kyle Field are highlights of Texas A&M University’s building program to serve a growing student body.
Many of the educational and recreational activities formerly conducted at G. Rollie and the adjacent Read Building are now available at the newly opened Physical Education Activity Program Building near Reed Arena on West Campus.
The first new residence hall to be built on campus in almost a quarter-century also was opened for the start of the fall semester. Hullaballoo Hall serves 648 students on the north side of the campus. It is built on the former sites of Crocker, McInnis and Moore Hall Residence Halls.
The Corps of Cadets is also benefitting in the housing arena. Lacy Hall has been renovated in much the same manner as two dorms were enhanced in 2012, and similar work is now underway at Leonard Hall.
The Texas A&M Equine Complex, being constructed at the corner of F&B Rd. and FM 2818, is scheduled for completion in late 2013. It will be the headquarters for several student organizations, including Parsons Mounted Cavalry.
The newly renovated university golf course is scheduled to reopen Oct. 25. In addition to a revamped 19-hole course, it will include an additional three holes for student instructional and research purposes.
Major renovation programs are underway at the Jack K. Williams Administration Building, Francis and Scoates Hall.
Access between the main campus and West Campus is being significantly enhanced with the opening of the grade separation project at Old Main Dr. and Wellborn Rd. The safety-driven project serves both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
For more on the Kyle Field renovation, see kylefield.com.