An expansion for Wheelock
Just as one major building project concludes (see President Thomas’
column, “Work in progress,” page 6), another begins. In May the col-
lege commenced work on a two-story, 18,000-square-foot addition to
Wheelock Student Center that will improve kitchen and dining spaces,
add second-floor seating for 200, and provide new dining-staff offices.
The existing servery will be completely remodeled and expanded,
improving traffic flow during busy mealtimes.
Site preparation is already under way, and the addition is scheduled
for completion by the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. The proj-
ect is a tricky logistical undertaking: The Bookstore, Diversions Café,
The Cellar, the main dining area, and the Rotunda will remain open
throughout construction, with intermittent closures of some spaces
while they are renovated. The work will be financed through the col-
lege’s regular operating budget.
The new facade, seen here from the south parking lot. Everything east of the Great Hall fireplace is new.
Commencement 2013 was indeed a day to dance: Pomp and prospect. Fond farewells. Moving oratory. And no rain!
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