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Special Projects

This page is dedicated to special projects occurring around the Milton Hershey School campus. View  interactive maps to travel around the MHS campus.

Currently, construction projects on the MHS campus are listed below:

Founders Hall Renovations: Beginning in Jan. 2017, Founders Hall is undergoing renovations to modernize the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Milton Hershey School is committed to the safety of MHS students, staff, and visitors. The public will be notified when the Founders Hall Visitors Center will re-open for tours.

Legacy Campus: In Oct. 2016, construction began on The Legacy Campus  located in South Hanover Township on 32 new student homes. In these homes, students are given a quality home life in a safe and nurturing environment. The expansion is part of President Gurt’s 2020 Vision strategic goal to grow enrollment to 2,300 students in order to provide a life full of possibilities to more students.

In the fall of 2017, work continues on the school’s expansion at Legacy Campus. Construction is in various stages on 12 student homes in the first phase of the project. Five of these homes are approaching completion with students and houseparents expected to move into them in early 2018. These student homes have been named after places that played a significant role in the lives of Milton and Catherine Hershey and include Cairo, Chicago, Denver, New York, and Philadelphia.

Construction on eight student homes in the second phase of the project will begin this October. This phase also will include the building of a security station at the entrance of Milton Way, which will serve as the new main entry point to Legacy Campus when complete. The security station will be an extension of MHS Campus Safety and Security and reinforces the school’s commitment to the safety and well-being of students, staff, and the surrounding community.

Building Renovation on corner of Meadow Lane and Route 322:

The Cloverdale Barn will remain at the corner of Meadow Lane and Route 322, and is currently being redesigned to serve as the new home for the Campus Safety and Security Department, including Security Services, Campus Services and Central Monitoring, Security Systems, and Safety Training.

The new centralized campus location for our Campus Safety and Security Department will be able to house the department as they provide the highest standard of safety and security 24 hours a day, seven days a week to our growing number of students and staff. The project began in April 2017 and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2018.