alchemy
al·​che·​my | \ ˈal-kə-mē \
a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way

In the Middle Ages, the alchemists had one overarching (and unattainable) goal: to transform lead into gold.

Today, Southwestern University practices alchemy every day by providing a transformative educational experience that prepares students for intellectual, personal, and professional success.


Practicing Alchemy. Transforming Campus.

Over the next three years, the University will practice infrastructure alchemy as we transform older facilities and construct new ones, enhancing the campus experience for generations to come. You’ll be joining the Southwestern University community during one of the most extraordinary periods of our 182-year existence.

New Campus Entrance | Construction begins fall 2023
A beautiful new entrance will welcome students, staff, faculty, and visitors to our historic campus.

MoodBridwell Hall | Renovation begins summer 2023
Mood–Bridwell Hall, Southwestern’s second-oldest building, is home to the Brown College of Arts and Sciences.

Corbin J. Robertson Center | Renovations begin summer 2023
The Corbin J. Robertson Center houses more than 95,000 square feet of comprehensive recreational and athletic facilities.

Multi-purpose Sports Complex | Construction begins summer 2023
Southwestern’s first on-campus football stadium will seat over 5,000 people and host all future commencements.

Mixed-Use Residence Hall | Construction begins summer 2023
A new sustainably built mixed-use residence hall will offer a dynamic environment in which students can live and learn.