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Office of the Vice President & Provost

Collegewide STEM Unit and Germantown Campus

Construction News

Tennis courts closed for renovation

The tennis courts will be closed for maintenance through Saturday, October 8, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you! 
Updated 10/3/16

Germantown Bookstore Renovations to Begin October 24, 2016

Drawing of Bookstore Rennovations

MC Books and More stores, managed by Follett, are being renovated! The renovation will take approximately four weeks to complete.  Work in Germantown is scheduled to begin on October 24, 2016. The design of the new space is student-centered and student-welcoming. A student gathering space, the new design will include sitting areas and tables where students can gather to visit or work. MC Books and More on the Germantown Campus will physically move to a larger space in the same area. This reassignment of space frees up a larger, dedicated space for the Student Life unit to use year-round.  The store, located in the HS building, will remain open during the renovations. Updated: 10/6/16

Gateway Signage (Corner of 118 and Observation Drive)

The roadway work required in preparation for the new LED gateway signage was completed before the fall semester started. Crews are finishing work on the wall on the East side of the roadway and have begun demolition on the West side of the roadway. Installation of the LED signage is expected to be completed by the end of the year.  Updated 09/16/16.

Science and Applied Studies Building Renovations Architectural Drawing of Proposed SA Building

The Science and Applied Studies Building will be renovated and another floor added starting in the spring of 2016. The south side of the building will be demolished except for the exterior framework and new space will be constructed for Astronomy, Geology, Engineering, Landscape Technology, Physical Science, Physics, etc. (i.e. all of the sciences that could not be accommodated in the Bioscience Education Center.  There will be a new and expanded Math Accounting Physics Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center, a small office suite for science faculty, lounge spaces and two (2) new elevators.  These changes will take place in Phase One of the project. Before work can begin on Phase One, however, Phase Zero must be completed.  

Phase Zero: Phase Zero is the term used to describe the consolidation of all occupants in the building on both floors of the north side. This isolates and protects the occupants during the renovation of the south side of the building. The relocation of counseling and other student services from the first floor to the second floor was completed at the end of May. Financial Aid is expected to move at the end of September and the Admissions Office is scheduled to move at the beginning of October. 

Phase One: The Board of Trustees awarded the construction contract during their May 2016 meeting. The contract has been submitted to the Board of Public Works for approval, and a notice to proceed is expected to be issued to Hess Construction + Engineering Services in early October 2016.

While this project is underway, there will be two time lapse cameras outside, aerial photos will be posted, and a dynamic 3D model will be in the making.

Phase One construction has an estimated building opening date of spring 2019.

Updated 09/16/16

PG Building Undergoing Renovations During Fall 2016 Semester

The PG Building will remain open while construction is ongoing.  Crews will be completing extensive repairs to the exterior of the building including windows, doors, insulation, and exterior wall coatings. Although these repairs will not change the overall look of the building, they will strengthen the structure and cause PG to be a much more energy efficient building.

Due to construction at the PG building, a temporary pedestrian walkway has been constructed to replace the sidewalk behind PG that leads to the High Technology & Science Center (HT).  Also, the traffic pattern for the road that leads from Parking Lot #5 (behind PG) to Parking Lot #4 (Behind HT/BE) has been temporarily modified for one-way traffic only.

As with all construction on campus please obey any temporary signage and other safety instructions that may appear from time to time.

Updated 09/22/16

For the Facilities Master Plan see the Planning, Design and Construction website.

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