Perhaps the most visible campus construction project last year, the nearly yearlong water pipe replacement project, has concluded. Many campus construction and renovation projects remain and will continue to progress this year. Some of the more prominent projects include:
WHY: Raider Connect will be a one-stop student enrollment services center built to provide centralized, integrated, student-centered services both online and in person.
WHERE: The financial aid, bursar, and registrar offices will first operate out of a temporary home in the Student Union Pathfinder Lounge starting in October 2012. While there, construction will begin at Raider Connect’s future, permanent home.
WHEN: The permanent home of Raider Connect, the west wing of the Student Union, is set for July 2013.
WHY: The new building will offer more space than the old building. Notably, there will be enough room for both a worship and gathering space.
WHERE: The new Campus Ministry building is being constructed in the same general location as the old one.
WHEN: Construction is due to be completed in October 2012.
Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) Building
WHY: The NEC building will serve as a collaborative research location for Wright State’s neuroscience and engineering departments.
WHERE: The NEC building will be constructed in the green space between the Student Union and White Hall, but will not displace Alumni Tower.
WHEN: Construction is due to begin in 2014 with a completion goal for 2015.
Russ Atrium Refurbishment
WHY: To create two new standard classrooms with 56 seats each; one scale-up classroom with 54 seats; improve student lounges; increase daylighting; and provide interactive technology solutions to announce college updates.
WHERE: The Fritz and Dolores Russ Engineering Center
WHEN: Work is due to be completed during the 2012 fall semester.
WHY: The project will expand faculty office space and create new casual learning spaces for students.
WHERE: This renovation will affect the second floor of the Dicke Center at Wright State’s Lake Campus.
WHEN: Design is to be completed by fall of 2012.