Capital Projects

Athletic Facilities Expansion and Renovation

Athletic Facilities Expansion and Renovation will further enhance Millikin’s ability to: recruit the finest students and athletes to gain a competitive advantage; provide outstanding strength and conditioning facilities to maximize performance; and provide needed space for coaching, teaching and learning.

  • $10 Million Athletics Facility

  • The Rathje Athletic Center
  • Facility details:

    • Construction to begin Fall 2023
    • Located at the former site of the Old Gym
    • Weight Room/Performance Center
    • Locker Rooms
    • Meant to accommodate student-athletes from all sports
    • Training Room
    • Team meeting room for multi-purpose use
    • Athletics Director Suite
    • Coaches Offices
    • Conference Room
    • Alleviates congestion in Griswold Locker Rooms for other sports
    • Ability to host CCIW and NCAA championship competitions

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  • Nursing Simulation Laboratory

    In order for Millikin to continue to attract and retain qualified nursing students and faculty, as well as to exceed best standards of practice in simulation education, there is a need to add simulation learning environments on our campus and upgrade current equipment.


  • Floor plan for nursing sim lab
  • Floor plan for nursing sim lab
  • Floor plan for nursing sim lab
  • Simulation Lab 

    New Nursing facilities will be housed in Health Science East and Health Science West (formerly West Town Square and Millikin Institute), with the Campbell Family Nursing Simulation Lab as Phase 1 to be located on the 1st floor of Health Science East.

    Renovations began Aug. 7.
    Renovations will be completed in Spring 2024.

    • Enhance underutilized building space on corners of Oakland and Wood Streets dedicated to clinical and simulation laboratories, classrooms, and faculty offices
    • New simulation laboratories:
      • low fidelity
      • high fidelity
      • health assessment
      • medical office
      • obstetrics and pediatrics
    • Simulation control room equipped with cameras, microphones and technology for viewing and recording simulations
    • Classrooms, debriefing rooms and large storage areas

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