Our New 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.

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

Construction Progress links:

Live Webcam East View – From Slope Facing Hwy 21

Live Webcam North View – From Parking Lot Facing Brewer Hall

Timelapse East View

Timelapse North View

Construction Progress Photos

Construction Progress Report

Various articles regarding reconstruction:

Construction Begins on New Business Building at Jacksonville State University

Doster Construction starts work on JSU project

Construction begins on JSU's campus to replace tornado-damaged building

  • 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