Residence Hall Construction Activity Starting

Dear Campus Community,

Construction of the new residence hall is scheduled to begin next week. As you may have already noticed, crews are preparing the site and testing materials for the residence hall, which will be built on the road and parking lot between the Noble Center and the Quad.

Over the next several days, workers will install a 6-foot, chain-link construction fence around the site, incorporating the grass and sidewalks on the western side of the Noble Center, the adjacent road and parking lot, and about half of the lower section of the Quad. The other half of the Quad will remain open and available for campus activities throughout the project, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Heavy construction work, including removing trees and excavating the site, could begin as early as Wednesday. Most construction activity is expected to occur generally between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays through the spring semester.

A walkway between the site and the Noble Center will remain open, but those entering the building are encouraged to do so through the north-side entrances along Romoda Drive, the Griffiths Arts Center entrance, or the south entrance near Whitman Hall. Access to the road between Noble and the Quad will be limited to construction vehicles only.

A temporary, mock-up wall outside the south end of the Noble Center is being used to test siding materials and will be removed before the residence hall is completed.

As is the case with any major construction project, the work will be noisy at times and may cause disruptions on campus. The University is working closely with the contractor to minimize such disruptions, particularly during exam times. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Thank you.


Daniel B. Seaman
Chief Facilities Officer