May 31 Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The summer construction season is well underway as my team and I have begun another full schedule of facility improvements across campus. Similar to last year’s construction season, I plan to provide updates throughout the summer via email communications. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Following Commencement weekend, the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) began a wide range of projects, including significant residence hall renovations, classroom improvements and accessibility upgrades.

Additionally, as discussed at a recent information session, the Waverly Avenue Utility Expansion and Renewal project will likely be the most substantial project of the summer. A number of steps have been taken to minimize inconvenience for the campus community, including the arrangement of alternative parking for Waverly parking lot permit holders. To learn more about this project, click here.

There are numerous other projects occurring this summer, including:

  • Day Hall Phase 1, bathroom renovations;
  • DellPlain Hall Phase 2, bathroom renovations;
  • Dineen Hall accessible suite entry upgrades, including door operators;
  • Haven Hall Phase 2, first- and second-floor upgrades and construction of accessible restrooms;
  • Physical access inspections of residence halls and dining halls;
  • Schine Student Center second-floor, single-occupant accessible restrooms; and
  • Sims Hall second-floor final improvements, which includes improvements to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

A full listing of summer construction projects is now posted on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction website. Please refer to our website periodically, as it will be updated regularly. And, please feel free to reach out to the assigned CPDC manager, who is listed on the website next to each project, with any questions you may have.

Finally, the first monthly forum this summer to update the campus community on construction projects will occur later this morning, at 9:30 a.m. in Lyman Auditorium (Room 132). I hope you can join us. Additional forums will be announced shortly.

To learn more about the Campus Framework, please visit There, you can provide your feedback and have your questions answered in real time.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652. And if you have questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office, at 315.443.2377 or


Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer