A new chapter in the history of the University of South Carolina Beaufort began Feb. 10 with the official groundbreaking for the new Hilton Head Island campus on Office Park Road. When completed, the facility will house the USCB hospitality management program including undergraduate education, a center for the hospitality industry and executive education, a teaching and learning facility for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and a civic gathering place and resource for the community. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2018.
“The University of South Carolina Beaufort is continuing a 30-year partnership with Hilton Head Island, with the groundbreaking marking a significant milestone in our history, and we can’t be more pleased,” said Chancellor Al Panu. “I am delighted that we have so many of our wonderful partners at the groundbreaking today that helped make this dream a reality. We know that this partnership with the Island will be impactful and transformative for our region.”
The facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, a demonstration kitchen, beverage laboratory, fabrication laboratory and classroom for distance education.