Building a Better Millikin

Investing today for a better tomorrow

Now is an exciting time of change at Millikin University. We are working smarter to invest in our beautiful university so that today's students and future Millikin generations will continue to benefit from the resources available to them on our campus.

Center for Theatre & Dance

Millikin officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. Construction is fully-underway with a goal of completion by fall 2020. The $29 million facility will feature a 260-seat flexible theatre which includes an orchestra pit, balcony, and tech gallery with a tension wire grid. The new building will also feature lighting and sound labs, a costume studio, a costume classroom, collaboration spaces, and offices and support facilities for current staff School of Theatre & Dance with room for growth.

Athletics Facilities Expansion and Renovation

Planning is underway to expand current athletic facilities in a series of construction phases to provide the high-quality athletic facility Millikin student-athletes deserve.

Phase I will be a stand-alone building just west of the current Griswold Physical Education Center. The new facility will include six new locker rooms to be used for varsity and junior varsity footballmen’s and women’s track & field; and men’s and women’s cross country; and men’s and women’s soccer. A 10,000-square-foot fitness center open to all members of the Millikin community is also planned, allowing student-athletes, non-athlete students, faculty and staff to engage and train together. The new facility will also provide spaces for classrooms during the day and team meeting rooms on evenings and weekends.

Future phases will connect to and expand upon a renovated Griswold Physical Education Center. These enhancements will support current student-athletes and provide the resources needed to add new sports. 

For more information about upcoming projects and renovations, visit our Capital Projects page.