Columbus State University: New Plans for Old Arnold Hall

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- According to the latest blueprints and artist renderings, renovations on one of CSU’s oldest classroom buildings, Arnold Hall, will transform the cramped, outdated building into a modern, adaptive and student-focused facility.


The building’s new grand entryway will lead students to a staircase that resembles those at Google Headquarters. The larger “Google Steps” will offer students a space to sit, study or mingle between classes. The staircase will lead up to the second floor where CSU’s Department of English and Department of Psychology will be housed.



Also on the second floor, “huddle rooms” will provide space for students to host study group meetings, tutoring sessions or student-professor conferences. Plans include the installation of LED touchscreen monitors and whiteboards in the rooms to facilitate group learning.

Three large classrooms, computer labs, an auditorium, the Math and Science Learning Center and the University Writing Center will make up the first floor of Arnold Hall.


The Arnold Hall renovations are made possible by a $4.95 million state appropriation that was signed last year. Work on Arnold Hall will begin immediately following the renovation of Howard Hall, which will open this fall.