Campus Construction Under Way

Work begins on the new Humanities and Social Studies Complex

Update: The Humanities and Social Studies Center was completed in 2020. See the Campus Plan to learn what the College is working on now.
Students and faculty returned from winter break to see significant progress at the site of the new Humanities and Social Studies Complex (HSSC). In early January, carefully planned tree preservation and removal was completed, and safety fences were placed around Alumni Recitation Hall, Carnegie Hall, and other areas of the northwest quad that are included in the HSSC’s footprint.  
Late January saw the demolition of the former Bookstore and the Carnegie stacks, as well as mass excavation of the site. In early February, shoring of existing foundations occurred simultaneous with continued excavation and other site work, including sidewalk improvements at the Commencement area. 
A campuswide event celebrating the start of HSSC construction is being planned for April.

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