Whitmyre Hall Renovations Continuing Through 2017–18 Academic Year

Posted on 4/11/2017 2:51:50 PM

Larger learning spaces, new collaboration and study areas, updated hallways and restrooms, and renovated residential rooms with new furniture are all part of the Whitmyre Hall renovation project plan.

Renovations in Whitmyre Hall, home to the Cook Honors College, will continue through the 2017–18 academic year. Planning for the renovation of Whitmyre Hall began in summer 2016. Renovations will be completed for the fall 2018 semester. Whitmyre Hall is 65 years old.

Internal and external infrastructure renovations are part of the renovation, including updating the mechanical systems and modifying the entrances to the building and selected residential rooms for accessibility. The exterior stairs to the building also will be replaced. 

While students will be unable to live in the building during the upcoming year, fall 2017 honors classes (HNRC 101 and HNRC 201) will be taught in Whitmyre Hall.

The Cook Honors College community will continue to live together in Ruddock Hall for academic year 2017–18. 

“Whitmyre is a wonderful building and has served the Cook Honors College well for the past 20 years,” Caleb Finegan, Cook Honors College director, said. “I view this renovation project as a clear demonstration of the university’s commitment to the Honors College and to a beautiful, well maintained campus.

“Ruddock Hall continues to be a great ‘temporary home’ for students in the Cook Honors College, and we appreciate having a beautiful, modern, living-learning space that maintains our sense of community.”