Renovations are wrapping up on Elm, Maple and Pine residence halls, including mechanical, plumbing, and IT updates and modernizations to the interiors and exteriors, plus additional retaining walls, walkways and brick paving.
University Recreation Center
Adjacent to the Popp Martin Student Union, earthwork is underway for the new University Recreation Center. Get a peek at the planned layout here.
The $63.5 million, 140,000-square-foot facility will include aerobic and weight training rooms, group fitness areas, multipurpose courts and a recreational pool. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2019.
Admissions and Visitors Center
A new 18,000-square-foot Admissions and Visitors Center will start construction in early 2018. Located near the University’s main entrance on University City Boulevard, this novel facility will welcome prospective students to campus, house undergraduate admissions offices and serve as a starting point for campus orientation and tours.
Union Deck Expansion
Meanwhile, the Union Deck Expansion project is in full swing. To mitigate vehicle congestion around the area, contractors sometimes arrive as early as 2 a.m. The deck remains open during construction with limited exceptions, but traffic patterns may change as the project proceeds. When completed in May 2018, the expansion will add 570 parking spaces to that area of campus.