During the month of July, steam line repairs will be conducted on College Road in the vicinity of Dower and Weaver House (the Admissions Office). There will be periods when police details will be used to manage traffic flow, but only half of the road will be closed at a time during construction.
We do not anticipate any significant delays or inconvenience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Management Office at x2767.
As you may know, the Pendleton West campus renewal project and the second phase of the renovation of Founders and Green will get underway next week. As construction vehicles and work crews arrive at Wellesley next week, we anticipate these projects will cause minimal disruptions to your activities on campus this summer. Please be aware of the following changes, beginning next week.
On Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9, the air conditioning in Founders and Green will be offline. The air conditioning will be back online in Green Hall on Wednesday, June 10, but will remain off in Founders until the end of the month.
Parking, Roadways, and Walkways
Beginning on Monday, June 8, the Schneider Center Tennis Court Lot will be closed to faculty, staff, and student cars. It will remain closed until further notice.
The roadway from College Road up behind Pendleton Hall to Green Hall will become a two-way road beginning Monday, June 8, and through the duration of the PNW project. As such, cars will not be able to park along the hill.
The walkway between PNW and Jewett Arts Center leading up to the Academic Quad will be closed through August 2016 (the duration of the PNW project). Instead, you may access the Academic Quad by using the walkway between the Davis and Collins. We will also be creating a temporary walkway on the Munger Meadow side of College Road for pedestrian traffic, as the sidewalk on the opposite side of College Road will be closed during construction. These changes will be implemented in the coming weeks.
For more information about these roadway changes, please see the site logistics plan below. For more details about campus renewal, please see the Campus Renewal website.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in an open community meeting on Tuesday to learn more about the Pendleton West Renovation and Addition project.
Tuesday, May 12
Noon to 1 p.m.
Light lunch available for early arrivals
Hear from the core project team and architects about what is involved in the project. Learn about the changes to our campus during and after the construction. Ask questions about what you can expect and how you can stay informed about the work. Discover where information about the project will be regularly available to you and anyone you meet who is interested. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parking Lot at the Davis Closed on Monday
Please be advised that the parking lot adjacent to the Davis Museum, and the access road in between the Davis and Jewett, will be closed to all traffic on Monday, May 11, from 8-11 a.m. These areas will be closed in order to complete some testing work in preparation for the upcoming Pendleton Hall West project. The loading docks to the Davis Museum and Jewett Arts Center will not be available for deliveries during this time. Those who typically park in this lot should instead use the Davis Parking Facility. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact project manager Gerry Buggy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The parking lot adjacent to the Davis Museum will be closed to all traffic on Monday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again during the morning of Monday, May 11. The lot will be closed in order to complete survey work in preparation for the upcoming Pendleton Hall West renovation and addition project. The loading docks to the Davis Museum and Jewett Arts Center will not be available for deliveries during these periods.
Those who typically park in this lot should instead use the Davis Parking Facility. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact project manager Gerry Buggy at email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that the Field House and the Fitness Center in the Keohane Sports Center will open on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 a.m., weather dependent.
Please also note that you will need your OneCard to gain access to the Fitness Center. Beginning Monday, all women will now need their OneCard to access the locker room spaces; this is already the case for men. If you do not have a OneCard (or yours is not activated) please stop by Campus Police (Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to take care of this before you come to the Sports Center.
Thank you for your continued patience these last few days as we put the finishing touches on these new spaces. Get ready to be wowed!
SAVE THE DATES– COMMUNITY CELEBRATION BEING PLANNED
Friday, February 13: Noon-3 p.m.
Open House/Workout and Field House/Fitness Center ribbon cutting– Let’s focus on a day of Fitness and Fun with Sneakers and Warmups encouraged!
Saturday, February 14: 1-3:30 p.m.
Pre-Game Reception at 1 p.m. followed by Halftime Court Donor Dedication (approx. 2:40 p.m.) during the Wellesley v. Mount Holyoke Basketball Game.
Please note that the general Weight Room on the lower level of the Keohane Sports Center and the temporary cardio space across from the Weight Room will be closed from Wednesday, January 14 through Sunday, January 25. We need to close these spaces so that we may relocate equipment to the Field House, the renovation of which is nearing its final stages.
During this time, the spin bikes (currently housed on the Squash Court) will be available; please check with the Front Desk for availability and location. The pool will be unaffected during this time.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
As you may have already heard and thanks to the generosity of Alice Butler ’53 and her husband, John, the boathouse on Lake Waban is undergoing a comprehensive renovation to update and upgrade a facility used by Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics.
The building, which dates to 1963, will be completely renovated with improved accessibility, creating a new main entry, prep room, improved shop space, canoe/kayak room, and storage. The project will also improve the entry points into the boathouse from campus and Lake Waban.
Alice Butler, who was an avid member of her dorm crew, and her husband are both lifelong fitness enthusiasts. Their gift fully enables much-needed work to renovate this structure, and it supports other PERA initiatives as well.
Work recently began on this project and is expected to conclude in mid-May.
For those who walk the paths along Lake Waban near the boathouse, please note that alternate routes will be in effect for the duration of the project.
Please join us on Thursday, November 6, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to celebrate the newly renovated Schneider Center.
The open house will be a wonderful opportunity to see your colleagues and friends in their new space, and to see the beautiful renovation, restoration, and renewal of this historic building.
See you there!
Photo by Peter Vanderwarker
Over the long weekend this weekend, painters will be in Green Hall to paint the stairwell that goes from the first floor of the building up the Galen Stone Tower. They will also be painting a small area by the El Table entrance of the building. We expect the painting to be complete by the time the building reopens on Tuesday, October 14.