Building A of the new Residential | Academic | Wellness Complex is in its final stages of completion. Contractors have indicated that construction will be completed by November 21. However, all construction projects must meet state standards and receive the corresponding permits before final occupancy can be granted.
The construction team is working continuously to ensure that all protocols are in order for the November target date. As we draw closer to the move-in date, we will keep you posted of any new developments. As with Building B and C, you will receive direct instruction regarding move-in times and processes. Until then, thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this massive project.
Below is a list of inspections required by the State of Ohio for the new residence hall:
State Inspections Status
(The above inspections are called life systems’ inspections. They started three weeks ago, and EVERY room must be inspected before the operational systems listed below can commence).
Once all inspections are passed, the State of Ohio issues a certificate of occupancy to allow legal occupancy of a new building in the State of Ohio. In addition, the contractors and University officials are thoroughly inspecting the operations of all equipment, appliances, and IT systems in each room and its furnishings for quality and cleanliness.
Thank you for your patience! We are moving the process as quickly as possible.
The contractor for the project is in the final stages of conducting state inspections and receiving an occupancy permit for the building. The university cannot allow any students to occupy the building until the occupancy permit is issued by the State of Ohio.
At the same time, the university is prepared to assist students to move into the building once the building is complete and fully permitted. Instructions will be sent to the students slated to move into this new facility once the permitting process is complete.
We are looking forward to fall, 2019 and your return to campus! The new, multiplex Residence Hall is still in construction and the crew is working day and night to complete this massive, new state of the art residence facility. When completed, residence living will have a new meaning to campus life! The apartment style complex will also have a Wellness Center to compliment your day to day activities.
A construction facility of this magnitude is not without its challenges. Because of the recent tornadoes that affected many of the construction crew personally and the approval requirements for occupancy codes and regulations, the project has been delayed. The new, expected completion date from the builders is September / October.
We know that you are aware that state codes will not permit occupancy until every aspect of the residence hall is fully functional. Despite these building delays, we are providing each resident with temporary housing until the construction is completed!
You will be contacted by the Office of Residence Life with more information about your temporary housing assignment. All temporary assignments, including some off-campus, will feature space and amenities comparable to your assigned unit in the new housing facilities.
Students temporarily assigned to off-campus housing, will be provided university transportation every day to classes, meals and campus activities. We know the delay and temporary assignments are an inconvenience, but we were delayed by horrific weather and the compliance codes that must be met for complete occupancy.
A link will be provided soon, so that you can see construction photos and other information regarding this new, spectacular residence hall. Thank you for your patience and the grand opening will be FANTASTIC! We appreciate your flexibility, and we promise it will be worth the wait!
Visit the link for more information, but if you have immediate questions, please contact:
Office of Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management