As the first building on McMurry University’s campus, Old Main has been a symbol of McMurry University since its founding in 1923. After almost four years of vacancy, the restoration is complete and Old Main was rededicated on Saturday, October 11, 2014, during Homecoming. An all alumni photograph in front of the historic building followed the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
During McMurry’s recent Shaping the Future capital campaign the need to restore this historic building was identified. The restoration process brings Old Main into the 21st century, while keeping the spirit of the building alive. Noted as being the last historic building in Abilene to be restored by the Abilene Preservation League, the McMurry community has seen this prominent landmark come back to life as classes resumed and professors and staff moved back into the building.
As an addition to the campus landmark Radford Memorial Auditorium, the Welcome Center will provide a central location where alumni and other visitors to the campus can enter and be directed to departments they may wish to contact. Construction was completed in October 2009. FULLY FUNDED
PHASE I - An all-play surface and eight-lane track provides McMurry University athletes state of the art facilities to play and practice football and soccer, as well as participate in intramural competition. Construction of PHASE I of the project was completed in the Spring of 2006. FULLY FUNDED
PHASE II - Stadium renovations designed to improve the quality of experience for spectators and media. There will be new concessions, rest rooms and stadium entrances.
The Bynum Band Hall, built in the late 1950’s, is today a sound and solid structure. After a complete renovation was completed in 2009, the facility was updated with state of the art amenities and allowed growth in our band program. A total of $2.35 million was raised. FULLY FUNDED
The Finch-Gray Science Building has served McMurry well since its construction in the 1960’s. A complete first floor renovation of Biology and Physics laboratories in 2010 has provided increased space for engaging students in undergraduate learning and research. Completed renovation cost was $1.8 million. FULLY FUNDED
McDaniel Library Commons
Completed in 2010, a complete renovation of 1st floor and Mezzanine has created an exciting and state of the art functional area for students at McMurry. Named for the generosity of Raymond and Gloria McDaniel, the renovated space accommodates the Academic Enrichment Center and M.O.V.E. Program. Completed at a cost of $750,000. FULLY FUNDED