SALEM, Va. -

When the students leave, the construction crews come in.  It's a story on most college campuses, and no exceptions at Roanoke College.

Electrical and utility work has begun in the area surrounding Bowman Hall on campus.

The home to campus safety and some dorms will be torn down in the coming weeks.

The school is making room for a brand new athletic and academic facility that will take two years to build.

For now, we're told several public safety agencies have done training in the vacant building and will continue to do so until it's torn down.