Groundbreaking for new residence hall on SCC’s Lincoln Campus

Southeast Community College will soon have student housing on the Lincoln Campus, for the first time ever. A celebratory groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, on the future site.

“The first residence hall on the Lincoln Campus will not only provide safe and secure housing for our students, it also provides an affordable pathway to a career or transfer to a four-year institution,” said Bev Cummins, Lincoln Campus director.

Cummins, along with SCC President Dr. Paul Illich and Board of Governor Chairman Neal Stenberg, spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony. The event was recorded and uploaded on to SCC’s YouTube channel at

The initial residence hall will accommodate around 250 students and be ready for occupants in January 2024. It will include learning spaces, a communal kitchen, game room, convenience store and a workout area.

On-campus housing will increase student engagement, Cummins said, and also add to the overall college experience.

“Incorporating living-learning communities within residence halls creates supportive spaces for students to connect with classmates, faculty and expanded access to academic support services as a foundation for success,” Cummins added.

BVH Architecture in Lincoln designed the project, and Sampson Construction is building it.


Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist