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Benton Harbor Campus Building - Campus Transformation Project

Campus Transformation


Change comes in waves... Check out the details below about what's changing on campus!

LMC's Campus Transformation will reinvent the Lake Michigan College experience for every student, employee and visitor who enters our doors. You can read further details about the transformation in the project request, and the millage proposal that was constructed in 2016. Our goals for this transformation include...

  • Student Success: Modernize classrooms, lecture halls, academic and program facilities and equipment. Optimize areas for improved services like tutoring, career and transfer, and financial aid. 
  • Safety & Security: Upgrade entryways, add security cameras and address other essentials to support an environment where safety is clearly a priority. 
  • Money-Saving Critical Improvements & Energy Efficiencies: Renovations and equipment replacement,  energy efficiency Improvements, HVAC Replacement, and  upgrades to The Mendel Center

Through this transformation, we will...

Improve Access to Learning and Teaching Success Services and Support • Maximize Flexibility and Adaptability • Promote Focus, Collaboration and Creation • Operate Effectively and Efficiently • Encourage people to Come, Stay and Return • Blend Academic, Social and Professional

See below for the construction timeline. Go to the Lake Michigan College campus map for current construction status and information. Throughout this time staff and faculty will be moved to temporary locations. If you are having trouble finding staff and faculty offices, please go to our college directory to find their contact info and reach out to them directly. They will be happy to help you find them. We appreciate your patience as we transform our campus!

As we go through the waves of construction at Lake Michigan College, it is important to us that we meet your needs to keep our campus clean and functioning properly! The best way to let us know that something needs repair in the midst of the campus transformation is to use our maintenance management system called Maintenance Connection. If you are logged into the college network you are also logged into Maintenance Connection. Go to this link on the LMC Faculty & Staff web page or SharePoint anytime to access this user-friendly system! Be sure to tell us when you need the request completed, identify where you are and tell us what the problem you are having or need assistance with. You will be able to check on the status of your request and add photographs and other document attachments if your request is more complex. If there is an immediate need for assistance, we ask that you contact our main office number at 269-927-8135, so that you can be assisted immediately.

You can find out more about the campus transformation by contacting the Executive Director of Facilities Management, Sara VanderVeen, at

Lake Michigan College Campus Transformation Timeline

Construction began on June 4, 2018.

Wave 1 – June 2018 to Sept. 2018

  • Large Lecture Hall Renovations
  • New HVAC for D-wing
  • New Arts & Science Faculty Offices
  • Central Duplication Relocation

Wave 2 – Sept. 2018 to Jan. 2019

  • New HVAC for B-wing
  • General Classroom Upgrades
  • New Start-to-Finish Offices
  • New Student Support Service Lab & Offices
  • New EOC Offices
  • New Health Sciences Simulation Labs
  • New Nursing Education Center

Wave 3 – Jan. 2019 to May 2019

  • New Health Science Department Offices
  • Finalize Renovation of the Health Sciences Center
  • Advising Suite Renovation

Wave 4 – Mar. 2019 to June 2019

  • New Welcome Center
  • Admissions/Records/Financial Aid Office Renovation

Wave 5 – May 2019 to December 2019

  • New Learning Resource Center (LRC)
  • New Teaching Learning Center (TLC)
  • New Tutoring & Testing Center
  • New Writing/ESL Center
  • Renovated Culinary Program Kitchen & Teaching Space
  • New College Multipurpose Room
  • Relocated Art Classrooms
  • New HVAC for L-wing

Wave 6 – Nov. 2019 to March 2020

  • Relocated IT Offices
  • Renovated General Classrooms
  • New HVAC for C-wing West
  • New HVAC for A-wing

Construction complete on March 31, 2020.

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