Nighttime view of EVMS' newest building, Waitzer Hall. The building is situated at the southeast corner of campus overlooking the busy intersection of Brambleton and Colley avenues.

EVMS welcomes opening of new academic hub

Co-workers meet in a conference room on a top floor of Waitzer Hall. A dramatic view of downtown Norfolk and the surrounding waterfront is visible behind them.

Photo Essay | Waitzer Hall

Students and staff alike are celebrating the opening of Waitzer Hall, the newest addition to the EVMS campus. The 11-story, glass-enclosed structure brings expanded capacity for education, study, student support and administrative space. Financed through philanthropy and state support, the $80 million structure is a testament to the school’s ever-growing value to the community.

A student is seen through a glass door as she draws on a wall-mounted board in a study room in Waitzer Hall.
The three-story education podium includes lots of dedicated study space, including carrels and small-group rooms bathed in natural light.

Waitzer Hall is EVMS’ newest building.
It sits on the corner of campus overlooking the intersection of Brambleton and Colley avenues and includes dramatic views of downtown Norfolk and the surrounding waterfront.

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A three-story education podium includes an expansive classroom on each level. As the COVID-19 vaccine became available, the classrooms have hosted vaccination clinics for student, staff and EVMS Medical Group patents.

An EVMS employee receiving a vaccination
One of several lobby areas in Waitzer Hall furnished with modern tables and chairs; and outfitted with wood paneling, wall sconces and overhead light fixtures. Lobby areas in the education podium provide space for students to mix (post-COVID-19), study or relax.

The new building incorporates much-needed educational and study space as well as spacious common areas where students will be able to meet and mix — once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

Physician assistant student Rebecca Rush draws on a white board in a first-floor study room at Waitzer Hall in preparation for a test.
Two students wearing masks talk before the beginning of an exam in the test center in Waitzer Hall. A plastic barrier separates each workstation.
A student sits in a study carrel with a laptop computer. Floor to ceiling windows provide natural light for the space.
The student wellness center in Waitzer Hall. The center was designed to improve mind and body. The facility is temporarily closed until the campus lifts COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

Students enjoy floor to ceiling windows which provide natural light for study carrels. Another perk for students is a wellness center which includes space for students to improve both mind and body.

A closer view of Waitzer Hall entrances at night