Construction Updates

December 2021

Construction is complete! On Tuesday, December 14,  Mercer University hosted a private ribbon-cutting at the brand new building right on the riverfront. This small ceremony was the chance for our community supporters to get a sneak peek at the new building before students began classes after the holidays. We look forward to the public dedication ceremony and community open house, which is scheduled for April 22 at 1:30 p.m. to coincide with the University’s Board of Trustees meeting in Columbus.

May 2021

With the brick walls near completion and the roof installation underway, the new School of Medicine continues to take shape in Columbus! As construction advances on our riverfront campus, the School of Medicine faculty and staff have now moved into the temporary space, where they will welcome the inaugural class of 30 first-year MD students starting this coming August.

March 2021

As the walls of the new medical education building go up, the excitement is growing. The framework of what the new campus will become is now taking form and the temporary space for incoming students and faculty is being prepared. MUSM anticipates the current faculty and staff will be moving into the temporary space by the first week of April. By then it will be fully functional for all classroom learning activities, medical practice, and simulation lab.

January 2021

The New Year started with a bang on the banks of the Chattahoochee River as the medical education building starts to take shape. Seven new faculty members have been hired and are currently training in Macon. Columbus is working hard to be ready to welcome MUSM’s first class of 30 students in August.

November 2020

Heading into the holidays the Columbus expansion project is moving along well and on schedule. In anticipation of the expansion, new faculty and staff have been hired to take care of the additional incoming medical students who will start in August 2021.

September 2020

Mercer University held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned medical school campus in Columbus.


March 2020

Columbus community leaders have offered Mercer University a new site where it will locate its expanded four-year medical school campus. This will allow for construction of a free-standing structure to better suit the needs of medical school students, faculty, and staff, and will also provide an iconic locale on the banks of the Chattahoochee. The new facility is  expected to be completed in late 2021 or early 2022, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, research facilities, and office space. 

May 2019

Mercer University School of Medicine formally announced the expansion of the School’s two-year Columbus campus to a full four-year campus. The expansion is backed by operational funding from the state and  generous support from the Columbus community.