Construction of Maryville University’s new dining hall facility is underway in the former quad area behind Gander Hall. The focus of the project thus far has been on the relocation and replacement of the underground utilities, and that is nearing completion. Demolition work is continuing, soon to be followed by the digging of borings for the foundation.
Maryville is expanding its dining facilities in order to enhance services for students, as well as to provide a more central gathering place for the campus community. Construction of the new dining facility is taking place in conjunction with the renovation of Gander Hall, which houses administrative offices, the student service center and the University’s main cafeteria facility.
In doubling the size of the Gander Hall, from 8,600 square feet to approximately 19,000 square feet, the project will allow for a 500-person dining area, twice the current capacity. Existing kitchen, serving and dining facilities will be completely renovated. Planned service enhancements include a food court with individual serving stations, expanded menu selections and extended hours.