Wedgewood Academic Center Marks New Space for Colleges, Classes, Parking
After 27 months of construction, Belmont University administrators, trustees and student representatives officially cut the ribbon on Aug. 16, 2014, to signify the grand opening of the Wedgewood Academic Center. The new center is Belmont’s largest campus building to date
The 186,000-square-foot structure includes an additional 159,500 square feet for parking located on the corner of Wedgewood and 15th Avenues. From the five-level underground garage that is built to hold 430 vehicles to the Fifth Floor Conference Room offering a perfect bird’s eye view of Nashville’s skyline, the building stands as a new cornerstone for the University that seeks to serve both its growing student body and its dynamic hometown.
The Wedgewood Academic Center will house three colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Theology and Christian Ministry. Every undergraduate student will take courses in the building as part of the University’s general education curriculum. The new facility more than doubles the physical space the colleges — which consist of more than 50 undergraduate programs — occupied previously. In addition, the structure also houses Belmont’s new 300-seat chapel, which hosts services every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well as special events throughout the year.