Frequently Asked Questions

How long will construction last?

Preparations began in April 2019, for a June 2019 demolition of the existing Sullivan and Huesman Halls. The new residence halls will be completed in advance of the Fall 2020 semester.

When will construction take place?

Planned construction hours will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. High noise and vibration-producing activities are scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to help minimize disruption to campus activities and neighbors.

Will parts of campus be closed off during construction?

There may be temporary closures to portions of campus parking lots, as construction progresses. The campus community will be advised in advance of upcoming closures, whenever possible. Current closures are listed in the right-hand column of this website when on desktop, or at the bottom of the page when viewed on a mobile device.

In addition, construction has necessitated slight changes to the campus Evacuation Zones. In the unlikely event of an emergency, these spaces are the designated safe evacuation points, as specified by location. Hannon Field previously served as the evacuation zone for those buildings on the south side of campus, but will be off-limits for the duration of the Sullivan/Huesman project. Please refer to this new PDF map for the current zone for your facility.

Will construction be noisy?

Noise is expected. However, 12 foot sound walls have been installed around the construction site to contain noise.

Will Doheny residents be heavily impacted?

Doheny residents will have access to the Living Room during construction hours, as an escape for quiet study time.

What safety measures are in place?

Safety is our first priority. Our campus construction path of travel map shows areas where we’ve placed crossing guards, crosswalks and barricades to increase safety throughout the construction project.

What is being done to minimize dust?

We are utilizing water trucks and sprinklers twice per day to keep dirt on site moist, which prevents dust from traveling.