Our Future Home, the New Hugh Merrill Hall

On March 19, 2018 an EF-3 tornado struck our campus and caused damage and destruction to many of our buildings. Of those damaged buildings, a few were considered total losses, one of which being the beautiful Hugh Merrill Hall. Since that time, the university has worked endlessly to relocate students and faculty to a workable, temporary location while also creating plans for the construction of a new and even more innovative building.

In January 2020, almost two years after the devastating tornadoes, the university broke ground on construction. We are eager to share progress updates and details regarding the new building. 

Construction Progress Links

Timelapse East View

Timelapse North View

Construction Progress Photos

Construction Progress Report

Our Progress, In the News

February 16, 2020 Construction begins on JSU's campus to replace tornado-damaged building (Source: WVTM

February 18, 2020 Doster Construction starts work on JSU project (Source: AL.com)

February 20, 2020 Construction Begins on New Business Building at Jacksonville State University (Source: TV24)

January 8, 2021 Coming in 2021: JSU's New Merrill Hall (Source: JSU News)

  • Graphic photo of the plans for the exterior of the new School of Business and Industry Building

    Plans for the exterior of the new Merrill Hall

  • Graphic photo of the view of the new building from Pelham Road

    View from Pelham Road

  • Graphic photo of the view of the courtyard at the new building

    Courtyard view

  • Graphic photo of the view of the new building from campus

    Campus view

  • Graphic photo showing the aerial view of the new building

    Aerial View of the new building

  • Drone footage showing the aerial view of the current progress

    Drone footage showing the recent progress

  • Drone footage showing the an aerial view of the current progress

    Drone footage showing the recent progress

  • Construction Progress

    Construction Progress

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    Front of building construction progress

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    Front of building construction progress

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    Construction progress

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    Construction progress

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    Back left side construction

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    Construction progress

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    Construction progress

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    Construction progress