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Campus Transformation Continues: Prioritizing Academics, Research and the Student Experience

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Our campus is undergoing a tremendous transformation involving new construction and renovation as we continue to bring to life many of the components of the Campus Framework. These physical changes in the campus environment support the Academic Strategic Plan by prioritizing space in the heart of campus for academics and student-focused departments, programs, resources and services.

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January Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the semester underway, it’s exciting to share some news about an important project to our campus. The Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building, home to the National Veterans Resource Center, has been in its final stages of construction, and move-in activities have started. We look forward to the building dedication on April 17. Other large projects—including the Schine Student Center renovation and the Stadium roof project—also continue to make great progress, even in the winter.

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December Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As the semester wraps up, I hope everyone has an enjoyable and restful holiday season and winter break. Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) will continue working on several projects during winter break to meet construction deadlines. Many of these projects are improving student spaces for living and in support of student activities, all while expanding access.

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October Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Even with the colder weather returning, Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) continues to make great strides on several large-scale and smaller campus projects. These projects are enhancing the student experience and our campus in a variety of ways. It’s exciting to note that the National Veterans Resource Center is almost complete, with the project on schedule for a January 2020 opening. We’re looking forward to celebrating its spring grand opening with the campus community, especially with our veterans, military-connected students and their families.
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September Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

This month was an especially exciting time for Syracuse University, with the campus celebration of the Barnes Center at The Arch. I hope students are enjoying this new complex of health and wellness, and that the entire campus community takes advantage of such a wonderful facility. Into the fall, we continue with many other projects that are helping shape the future of the University.

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August Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Welcome to our new and returning students! I hope everyone has a great start to the new academic year. As you make your way around campus, you will see many enhancements to the University’s physical campus, including the nearly complete Barnes Center at The Arch. This state-of-the-art complex is a hub for student wellness, featuring services that promote health and well-being in an accessible, central campus location. It’s a tremendous asset for the entire campus community. To celebrate the new facility, the University will hold a grand opening event Sept. 13 with guided tours.

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July Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

With students arriving on campus in a month, we are making substantial progress on the many construction projects at the University. Our crews are working hard to ensure we meet deadlines on residence hall renovations and academic building updates so the start of the academic year will be a seamless transition for our new and returning students. We are especially looking forward to the opening of the Barnes Center at The Arch and having students experience the wonderful new facilities and programs offered at the state-of-the-art health and wellness complex. It will be an exceptional space for students and the entire campus community to enjoy.

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June Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Summer construction is in full swing on campus. Thank you for your patience as the numerous work crews and contractors make significant progress and improvements to our campus, which are enhancing the student experience in many ways. Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) coordinates the various projects and ensures they are on schedule, with the least amount of disruption to the campus community, especially with the upcoming start of the academic year. Continue Reading

May Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates! It was another wonderful Commencement—a proud moment for our students, their families and friends, and our entire campus community. We hope it was a productive academic year for everyone. As we move into the summer months, the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) has started new projects to improve the student experience and our academic facilities, and continues on many more that have been ongoing. Continue Reading

April Construction Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As the end of the semester approaches, we hope you had a great academic year, and congratulations to our graduating students. In the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC), we are gearing up for summer renovation work, as we continue our efforts on major projects across campus. We have over 80 capital projects planned for this summer and intend to invest $45 million in University facilities. We hope our returning students are looking forward to the many changes, including the Barnes Center at The Arch project, that will be completed by their return in the fall.

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