Campus Construction Projects
New! Coming August 2012
Summer is arguably the busiest time of year for renovations to classrooms and offices, as well as living and social spaces, and summer 2012 promises many short-term projects that will make a big impact when students return in August.
Lit Turf Intercollegiate Field and Field House on Easton Road
The reconstruction of Easton Field will include a brand-new turf athletic field, lighting and field house. The state-of-the-art facility will allow the University to host nighttime contests for the first time. It will also allow for a new live web feed platform to broadcast games over the Internet and provide versatile meeting and gathering space under the roof of the new pavilion. MORE.
Black Box Theater and Lecture Hall in the Dining Complex
The lower level of the Dining Complex will soon home to a black box theater space, a 90-seat lecture hall, a classroom, and a conference room. MORE.
Oak Summit Parking Deck
In addition, construction on the long-awaited parking structure at Oak Summit Apartments broke ground and is now well under way. The structure, a one-level parking deck, will add more than 80 parking spacess. The deck is expected to be completed in early September, shortly after the natural influx of students returning to campus for the fall term. MORE.
Labs, Classrooms and Faculty Offices in Boyer Hall of Science
The University’s science headquarters, Boyer Hall, is seeing improvements on all four floors. More than 9,000 square feet of existing building space will be reconstructed and repurposed for the sciences, giving the classic building an updated feel. MORE.
High-Speed Fiber Optic Upgrade Project
A new Fiber Optic Infrastructure is being installed on campus, beginning in June with the digging of new trenches and installation of conduit. Upon completion, the University will have 10 times the existing bandwidth, and the technology will be poised for increased support of the pedagogical mission of the University by allowing faculty members to take advantage of information sources on the Internet or collaborating with colleagues across the world. MORE.
Taylor Hall, home to the University’s Education Department and the One Stop Shop, is also getting a makeover. The building’s second and third floors will see some reconfigured and upgraded hallways, offices and suites, with the goal of creating a more professional and warmer feel. The update includes new carpeting, sheetrocking and electrical and light fixtures, among other improvements.