Campus Update 8.13.18

Highsmith Student Union

The renovated portions of Highsmith Student Union have received approval by the State of North Carolina for Beneficial Occupancy. Beneficial Occupancy allows the university to occupy and use the space as normal, but acknowledges that the project is not fully complete, due to the ongoing addition portion of the project which is scheduled for completion in mid-November 2018. Due to the construction of the adjacent addition, entrance to Highsmith will remain via the first floor entries for the time being. The renovated spaces will open to the public on Sunday, August 19th.  Please look for the official celebration announcement from Highsmith Student Union.

Reed Plaza Renovation

Renovation will begin Fall 2018 semester.  This project will require changes in traffic and pedestrian patterns, and is expected to be completed late 2018.  Please be on the lookout with additional information from Public Safety.

Owen - Carmichael Renovation

Carmichael Hall and adjacent Humanities Lecture Hall are now closed so furniture can be removed and rehabilitation work can start.  These buildings will go offline mid to late September 2018.

Owen Hall remains open during the first stage of construction, with Art classes continuing in the studios.  Other occupants have been relocated.  Please see the email Office and Classroom Relocations email dated Aug 7 from the Office of the Provost for additional information.

838 Riverside Drive property is currently under renovation and will be used for art studio swing space beginning Spring 2019 semester during the Owen / Carmichael renovations. 

The Woods - Student Residences

The 5 new residence halls (Aspen Hall, Beech Hall, Cedar Hall, Magnolia Hall, and Willow Hall) are still on schedule to open for fall semester.  Construction on Chestnut Hall, the community building with meeting space, fitness room, and staff apartment being built next to Brown Hall off University Heights will begin this month and is expected to be finished in spring 2019.

Thank you,
David Todd
Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations