Addition to Herbert G. Oxendine Science Building
Faculty and staff will return to the Adolph L. Dial Humanities Building beginning Monday, August 2, and to the Herbert G. Oxendine Building on Monday, August 9, according to the Office of Facilities Planning and Maintenance.
The moves will be completed on time for the start of fall semester classes Monday, August 23, university officials said.
Some items, in classrooms on the first floor of the Dial Building, are already in place. The move of faculty and staff will take about a week to complete. The move into Oxendine Science Building will take longer.
It's been a little over a year, but the Oxendine Science Building is nearing completion of its historic $17 million renovations and addition. The largest construction project in the history of the University will be dedicated August 25 at 10 a.m.
"Final inspection and occupancy are scheduled for August. 5," said David Girardot, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Planning and Maintenance. "Our contractor said the project is on schedule."
Workers will be in the building for some time after the August 5 turnover date making small fixes, mostly at night and on weekends, Girardot said.
"They are getting in a lot of new equipment in Oxendine Science, and it's going to be an extremely busy place," Girardot said. "I would not go over there unless it was important business."
"We will be moving in right up to the start of classes," he said.
The modular labs, classrooms and offices will be removed from campus sometime in the fall with two office units, Sirius and Mimosa, remaining behind for an indefinite period.