Construction also is beginning this summer on a student center to serve the health sciences campus.
The $34 million, 77,000-square-foot Health Sciences Student Services Building will rise in the open area between the Health Sciences Building and the East Carolina Heart Institute.
A recreation center will take up about a third of the health sciences services center. The facility will have a convenience store and three dining options, including a Starbucks. It’s expected to open in December 2016.