Georgia Southern University could extend with South Campus

Georgia Southern University could extend with South Campus
(Source: Georgia Southern University)
(Source: Georgia Southern University)

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Drive through the Georgia Southern University – South Campus and you might wonder where these intricate roads lead.

University leaders say they go straight to the not-so-distant future.

"We've got only a couple of spaces left on the main Statesboro campus if we want to develop new buildings," GSU Association Vice President Katie Twining said.

The South Campus entrance way off Lanier Drive already includes shrubbery and street lamps, walkways and traffic signs.

The university has had designs for how they'll lay out class buildings, residence halls and parking on the 208-acre tract.

"It gives basic outlines of where various buildings could reside. You'll see classroom structures, research structures, multi-use structures," Twining said.

The role for South Campus could come into focus soon when the university begins its new multi-year master plan next month. They'll take growth trends across the university and try to determine what areas need new space. That could include building in South Campus.

"It's going to look holistically at the three campuses that the university has and the new academic plan that the university has in place and start strategically locating where your next buildings should be," Twining said.

The university put its first building here two years ago.

She says it's not much different from an industrial park or subdivision - put down the infrastructure first then get ready to grow.

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