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.”