A new school year means new renovations at Troy University.
The university officially broke ground on the first major renovation of historic Bibb Graves Hall.
It's been more than 30 years since the school had a groundbreaking.
The renovation will add more than 40,000 square feet to the building.
The expanded space will include additional classrooms with upgraded technology, computer labs, large open student lounge areas and an auditorium with more than 250 seats.
The renovation will also include a new wing along the back of the building that will house the university’s center for International Business and Economic Development and the Confucius Institute.
The renovation was funded in part by $8 million dollars in bond money secured by Governor Bob Riley.