Construction News

2024 Summer Construction

A number of projects will kick off following Commencement. Here is the construction/staging map. We are still awaiting schedule information on some major projects and that information will be shared as soon as details are worked out with contractors. 

  • A HTHW line project and an electrical upgrade project will affect West Drive and Bunn Hill Access Road necessitating pedestrian and vehicular detours at various times from May 20 through July 15. These maps layout the affected areas and dates of the work. In general, the projects continue  phased renovations of campus HTHW and electrical systems. Work to set up staging areas, fencing and temporary walkways is planned from May 13 through May 19. Road and sidewalk closures begin May 20. Most of the work for these projects will be completed by fall with major road and sidewalk closures wrapping up by mid July.
  • Plaza Deck paver project. This project is being done in two phases. The first phase will affect the area bounded by the Library, Tech Hub, Engineering Building and UU West. It is expected the contractor will begin mobilizing for work in mid July with construction to follow. The contractor will work through fall and then suspend work until spring 2025. Pedestrian paths will be created through the work zone and access to buildings will be maintained. The project will replace deteriorating pavers and create new seating areas and landscaping.
  • Chenango Room renovation/addition. Work is expected to begin in late summer on a renovation and addition to the Chenango Room.  The area affected includes the space currently occupied by the Chenango Room and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Work includes a second-story addition housing a re-imagined Chenango Room and a dedicated event space including a terrace and outdoor seating. Panera Bread will occupy the Einstein Bros. Bagel space which will be housed temporarily at John Arthur Cafe' beginning in fall 2024. The project is expected to last about 12–18 months.
  • East Gym Addition. Work is expected to begin in late July on an addition to the East Gym.The two-story addition will be situated on the north side of the East Gym. The 75,000 square foot addition includes three new gym courts, an expanded FitSpace, an elevated running track, and associated auxiliary spaces. A temporary bridge will be put in place near the ITC pedestrian bridge to allow construction vehicle access to the site. Work is expected to take 15 to 18 months to complete.
  • Paving projects. Lot H and Lot Y4 are scheduled to be paved this summer. If funding allows, lots Y2, Y3 and Y5 may also be paved. Notifications will be issued ahead of paving once schedules are confirmed.
  • Newing turf field. A turf field will be installed at Newing College. Work is expected to begin following Commencement and be complete in August.
  • Bearcat Complex practice field will receive new turf.  Work is expected to begin following Commencement and be complete in August.
  • Hillside and Mountainview basketball courts will be resurfaced. Work will begin following Commencement and be completed in about a month.
  • Walkways in the Memorial Courtyard will be replaced. Schedule information will be shared when available.
  • Dorm refurbishments will take place at Glenwood and Choconut this summer.

Project for relocation of some athletic fields underway

A project to relocate some athletic fields adjacent to the East Gym is underway. The fields, currently located east of the track and adjacent to the East Gym, are moving north of the co-rec field along Glen G. Bartle Drive. The relocation is needed in preparation for the East Gym Addition project due to get underway later this year. There will be a construction entrance for the project off the outgoing lane of Glenn G. Bartle Drive. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in this area as construction vehicles access the site. The project is expected to be complete in early summer, weather permitting.

Fieldhouse/multi-sport facility

Work is underway on the new Fieldhouse adjacent to the Baseball Stadium. This project will create a Fieldhouse for multiple sport use including softball, soccer, lacrosse etc. It includes a ticket booth, restroom facilities and mechanical spaces along with some minor landscaping around the facility. Work is scheduled to be complete in fall 2024.

Science 3, phase 1 renovation

This critical maintenance project renovates almost 45,000 sq. ft. of space in the middle portion of Science 3. Work entails gutting existing spaces and providing new laboratories, classrooms and offices. Electrical, plumbing, fire and mechanical systems will be upgraded. Subsequent phases will renovate the east and west portions of the building.

Library third-floor renovations

A variety of tasks continue including wall framing, duct work and installations of new mechanical system infrastructure.   Notifications for this project can be found here.

This project entails a complete gut and renovation of the Library South third floor including asbestos abatement and installation of new flooring, ceilings and lighting. Mechanical systems serving the area will be replaced/upgraded including air handlers and chiller. The energy management system will also be upgraded so energy systems can be better managed and costs reduced. The third floor will be connected to the existing south stair tower. Additional information about the project can be found here. The project is expected to be completed in September 2024.

New Lecture Hall/Classroom Building

The University has received funding for a new Lecture Hall/Classroom facility. The new $60 million building will be located across from the Academic Complex. Design is underway with construction tentatively set to begin toward the end of 2024. The building will include one 300-seat lecture hall, one-180 seat lecture hall, one 100-seat active learning classroom, two learning studios, 23 general purpose classrooms in sizes varying from 20 to 75 seats, three computer classrooms and an Information Commons. More information is available here.