A crane will be set up in the driveway and loading dock area behind Buckley Center on Monday, June 20, for a contractor to perform maintenance on the roof of Buckley Center, according the university operations office. The crane should arrive, set up, break down, and leave campus on the same day, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact university operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the new commencement format, this year’s exercises may put additional strain on the University’s main parking lot, especially with guests coming and going between ceremonies. All administrators, faculty, and staff participating in or attending commencement this year are asked to park their vehicles in the lower parking lot on the river campus, which is accessed via VanHouten Drive or McCosh Street. A map is available at this link.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking attendants will be available to direct parking on the lower lot and shuttle services will be available for continuous transport between the lot and the upper campus. The drop off and pick up will be along the side of the Beauchamp recreation center across from Holy Cross Court. Everyone’s cooperation is very much appreciated, since it will help to ease the potential congestion in the main parking lot and ensure all visitors have a great UP experience.
For more information contact Jim Ravelli, University operations, at email@example.com.
Repairs to the campus well pump located at Buckley Center will begin Monday, August 31. Part of the quad near Buckley Center will be cordoned off and a crane will be placed there to facilitate the project. Faculty, staff, and students are asked to avoid the work area for their own safety.
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The University has announced plans to construct a new residence hall with room for approximately 270 students, to be located on the UP campus adjacent to the newly constructed Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center. The University aims to have the project begin this summer and be completed prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
The ground floor of the new residence hall will include a spacious lobby, a classroom, office space, a dining concession, and a chapel, while the top three floors will house students. Architectural renderings of the new building are available here: https://universityofportland.smugmug.com/Marketing/Willamette-Student-Housing/n-MvZhJb/.
With the construction of Fields and Schoenfeldt Halls, renovations to existing dorms, and completion of the new residence hall, the University will have increased its on-campus student housing capacity by 53 percent since 2009.
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- Pilot House Remodel: April 24 will be the last day of service for the Cove as it closes for the summer and renovations begin. The Pilot House will be remodeled to provide space for students to hold events and socialize and will open again in the fall. During finals week Bon Appetit will provide outdoor food options in the Pilot House plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All food will be served to go. The bookstore will remain open during this time.
- Villa Maria: Parts of Villa Maria will be remodeled. Army ROTC will relocate to the first floor of Howard Hall.
- Buckley Center: All four floors of Buckley Center will undergo remodeling, expanding office and educational space.
- Steam line: Major work for the steam line will occur during the summer and will affect Shipstad, Kenna and Christie.
For more information contact university operations at 7540 or go to http://www.up.edu/uo/.
Work is progressing on the University’s main Willamette Boulevard entrance and exit. Over the past weeks much of the new drainage system has gone into the ground on the Shipstad side of the drive. In addition, a bioswale has been excavated and its connections to the main drive have been completed. Over the next three weeks UP community members will start to see much more visible changes to the drive as workers start their concrete work and installation of sidewalks on the Shipstad side.
Beginning July 28 the traffic lane will move from the soccer field side to the Shipstad side, to allow installation and connection of catch basins and concrete pours for curbs and sidewalks.
During the week of June 30, the rebuilding of the University’s main entry and exit will continue, with storm water system installation on the Shipstad side of the drive, according to Jim Ravelli, university operations. Workers will bore for all electrical conduit runs for the lighting installations and irrigation as well. During the week of July 7, base rock will be installed on the Shipstad side of the drive, and lighting conduits will be installed. Also, please note that the sidewalks have been removed so pedestrian access is either on the south side of Shipstad or from Portsmouth near the Chiles center. Workers are accelerating sidewalk installations to get pedestrian access restored as soon as possible. For more information contact Ravelli at 7540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.