North Central College in the News

North Central’s parking pavilion ceremonial groundbreaking garners media attention

By Kelly Murphy

Aug 23, 2023

The College’s secured $10 million in state funding for the new parking pavilion

North Central College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the end of July, to the sounds of excavating in the wide open space across from the Residence Hall /Recreation Center, soon to be the location of a four-story on-campus parking pavilion. More than 75 people attended the special event, where students, faculty, staff, and trustees gathered together alongside elected officials.

The College’s plans to increase on-campus parking capacity through the construction of a new parking pavilion have been bolstered by a $10 million capital grant from the State of Illinois. The funding was allocated to the College through the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) as part of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s $45 billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan that was signed into law in 2019. The bipartisan plan aims to create jobs and improve communities through historic investments in infrastructure and education.

The ceremonial groundbreaking event, garnered the attention of local and regional media outlets:

To learn more about the parking pavilion project, visit the College’s website.