For those of you visiting the university this summer, you'll find that a good portion of our grounds is currently under construction. While many of these projects will be completed before students return for classes in the fall, some others are more long term. I thought I'd take a minute to talk about some of the exciting projects going on around grounds.
|Exterior renovation of the Rotunda|
Other construction projects around grounds pertinent to incoming students include the Alderman road residence halls and the Newcomb Hall renovation. The Newcomb Hall renovation will include a completely revamped dining area, as well as renovations for the Cavalier Game Room and Newcomb Theater, and is slated for completion come November 2012. The residence halls currently under construction in the Alderman road residence area will be completed in August of 2013 and will provide incoming students with state of the art resident halls complete with modern amenities and a strong emphasis on facilitating intellectual discourse within a living community.
|Alderman Road Residence Halls|
While these restoration and rebuilding projects can pose somewhat of a hassle (and an eyesore) while navigating around the university, it's a price we're willing to pay in order to maintain—and constantly improve—both the beauty and functionality of our historic university.