Construction and Renovations

Renovation Plans

The University will begin a multi-year project to renovate existing residence halls in East and Pollock Housing Areas. Beginning in spring 2016, work began for the construction of two new residence halls: Earle Hall in the East Housing Area (Phase 1A), and Robinson Hall in the North Housing Area. Phase 1B will include renovation of existing buildings in East - Pennypacker, McKean, and Stuart Halls. These buildings will be offline 2017-2018, and will be available for occupancy fall 2018. Phase 1C will include three halls that will go offline May 2018 - Brumbaugh, Pinchot, and Tener Halls. These halls will reopen for occupancy fall 2019. Phase 2A will include Geary and Sproul Halls, scheduled to go offline May 2019 and re-open fall 2020. Future phases of the renovation project will be announced upon approval from the Board of Trustees. PROJECT FEATURES: Features of the project include installation of climate control and individual private-use bathrooms, improved student social and service spaces, and movable student room furniture. Buildings will feature knowledge stations for a collaborative work environment, study spaces, group project rooms, a living room, kitchen, laundry room on the ground floor, and either a meditation room or music practice room (with sound-proof walls). CHECK OUT THE DRONE VIDEO!! https://vimeo.com/260962585/9d3b782b1f


East Housing Area: The Towers, Traditional Residence Halls

The residence halls in East Housing Area were originally constructed in the 1960s and have had no significant renovations or upgrades since that time. Renovation work will offer students double-occupancy bedrooms and individual, private-use bathrooms, as well as a climate-controlled environment. The ground floor of the buildings will feature knowledge stations that provide students a collaborative work environment, multiple study spaces, a large group project room, a living room, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, and either a meditation room or a music practice room (with sound-proof walls). ------------------------------------------------ Phase 1C includes three of the Towers: Brumbaugh, Pinchot, and Tener Halls, which will be offline 2018-2019 and will re-open for occupancy fall 2019. The fourth Tower, Sproul Hall, will be offline May 2019, and will re-open for occupancy fall 2020.


East Housing Area: McKean & Pennypacker Traditional Residence Halls

The residence halls in East Housing Area were originally constructed in the 1960s and have had no significant renovations or upgrades since that time. Renovation work will offer students double-occupancy bedrooms and individual, private-use bathrooms, as well as a climate-controlled environment. The ground floor of the buildings will feature knowledge stations that provide students a collaborative work environment, multiple study spaces, a large group project room, a living room, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, and either a meditation room or a music practice room (with sound-proof walls). ------------------------------------------------ Phase 1B of the project include Pennypacker, McKean, and Stuart Halls, which will be offline 2017-2018 for renovation work and will re-open for occupancy fall 2018. Phase 1C includes Brumbaugh, Pinchot, and Tener Halls, which will be offline 2018-2019 and will re-open for occupancy fall 2019.


East Housing Area: Martin Hall

Approval for a second new building in East Housing Area was received in February 2017. Site prep work has been completed and is expected to become an active work site the first week of April. Martin Hall, originally referred to as building 1B, will be the second new building in East and the third new building constructed that will be available for first-year students. Opening for fall 2018, the building will be an updated version of a traditional residence hall, featuring double-occupancy bedrooms and individual private-use bathrooms. The ground floor of the building will feature a knowledge stations for a collaborative work environment, study spaces, a group project room, a living room, kitchen, laundry room, a meditation room and a music practice room (with sound-proof walls).


North Housing Area: Robinson Hall

A new residence hall - Robinson Hall - was approved for construction in North Housing Area. Construction began in the spring of 2016, and opened for occupancy fall 2017. The new building offers space for approximately 310 first-year students and is an updated version of a traditional residence hall, featuring double-occupancy bedrooms and individual private-use bathrooms. The ground floor of the building will feature a knowledge stations for a collaborative work environment, study spaces, a group project room, a living room, kitchen, laundry room, a meditation room and a music practice room (with sound-proof walls).


East Housing Area: Earle Hall

Earle Hall is a new residence hall for first-year students that opened in East Housing Area for occupancy fall 2017. Earle Hall is an updated version of a traditional residence hall, and features double-occupancy bedrooms and individual private-use bathrooms. The ground floor of the building features a knowledge station for a collaborative work environment, study spaces, a group project room, a living room, kitchen, laundry room, a meditation room and a music practice room (with sound-proof walls). Earle Hall is part of Phase 1A of the East Housing Area renovation project.