Scheduled for completion in December, Webster University’s new Downtown Gateway Campus will offer students a variety of new programs and opportunities.
Several members of Webster’s administration and trustee board visited the new campus Sept. 10 to preview the renovations made to the building. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay joined the tour of the new building, located in the renovated Arcade Building downtown.
The Downtown Gateway Campus will include 12 classrooms, an auditorium, private offices, more than 200 studio apartments and an art museum.
The campus will host several new programs including: cyber security, first responder courses, master of business administration programs and several other business studies.
“Webster University has been the university anchor for downtown St. Louis for 40 years,” Webster University President Elizabeth Stroble said in a press release on the Arcade Building renovation project in 2014. “This expansion marks the next phase of our partnership with the city and those who live and work downtown.”
While a significant portion of the building is being renovated, many historical pieces of the building are being preserved.
In a press release, Provost Julian Schuster said the new campus will give Webster students a new path to success.
“To help our students succeed, we must expand their access to all levels of education,” said Provost Julian Schuster. “The Webster University Gateway Campus will serve as just that – a gateway to a myriad of opportunities discovered through pursuit of education.”