Harvard University will soon begin planning for a new campus center after securing donor funding for the project, a campus official said.
More details, including the identity of the donor, are expected to be released this fall, the official said, confirming a report last week by the Harvard Crimson student newspaper, which quoted university president Drew Faust.
Faust told the Crimson the new campus center will likely be constructed in the Holyoke Center building and would include a range of spaces for community gatherings, parties, academic events, meetings, and studying.
The donation for the project comes as part of a multi-year major fundraising campaign called The Harvard Campaign, which was announced last spring and is scheduled to formally launch on Saturday, Sept. 21, the official said.
Planning for the project will include input from administrators, students, campus housing officials and faculty, the official said.