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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. 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! You may contact Facilities at 269-927-8135, with your comments and concerns.

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.

Work Completed

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

  • Relocated IT Offices
  • 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
  • Central Duplication Relocation

Wave 3 – Jan. 2019 to May 2019

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

Wave 4 – Mar. 2019 to June 2019

  • New Welcome Center
  • Admissions/Records/Financial Aid Office Renovation
  • New EOC Offices
  • General Classroom Upgrades

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
  • Mendel Center Mainstage Rigging & Fire Suppression Upgrades - Complete Sept 2019
  • Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall Remodel – Complete Sept 2019

Wave 6 – Nov. 2019 to March 2020

  • Renovated General Classrooms
  • New HVAC for A-wing
  • Mendel Center Hanson Theatre Remodel - Complete Jan 2020
  • Mendel Center Energy Upgrades - Complete Feb 2020
  • Fitness Center in D-Wing - Complete Feb 2020

Construction complete in 2020.

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