Virtual Tour and Webcam

Check out the Central District without leaving your seat! Take a virtual tour of the Central District or view our webcam overlooking the construction site.

Virtual tour

The tour begins with a bird's-eye view of the site before flying through the halls of the student union, Integrated Science Building, and student housing facilities. 


Live webcam

View the Central District from a webcam positioned at the north end of the site, looking east.


From the Chancellor

"I’ve spoken often about our mission and our aspirations to be recognized among the nation’s top public research universities. The Central District gives us the resources to continue that mission and achieve those aspirations like never before."

Douglas A. Girod

Construction timeline

Completion dates for each of the Central District's six key components are as follows:

Spring 2017 - Parking garage
Summer 2017 - Downs Residence Hall, South Dining Commons
Spring 2018 - Burge Union
Summer 2018 - Integrated Science Building
Summer 2018 - Stouffer Place Apartments
Summer 2018 - Central utility plant

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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