March 2017 – August 2019
|Contractors made great progress while Witte was closed for the summer, focusing on construction of the connecting tower and the new eleventh floor, as well as window replacements and other work throughout the building. Work will continue during the 2017-18 academic year, mostly with ongoing construction of the connecting tower and eleventh floor, as well as work in the basement level and some dens on resident floors. See more details below on impacts during the 2017-18 academic year.|
Witte Residence Hall, which opened in 1964, is a two-tower structure that is home to 1,150 residents in double rooms. University Housing is undergoing a major renovation to this building over a two-year span to address mechanical issues, improve the resident spaces, and upgrade the facilities.
Contractors will build a new connecting link to connect the two towers of Witte on all floors, including new elevators and new floor lounges in this central section. New, expanded bathrooms will be created on each resident floor. A new resident floor will be added to the top of building to compensate for resident rooms that will be displaced by the renovations. The first floor and basement levels will also see upgrades, with improved classroom, kitchen, and studying spaces.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will be replaced, adding individual temperature controls in rooms and air conditioning throughout the building (including resident rooms). All windows will be replaced to make the building more energy-efficient. Additional upgrades include replacing electrical systems, plumbing, security systems, and fire safety systems.
Other updates in this project will include carpeting of all resident rooms and updates to painting and lighting throughout the resident floors and rooms.
Below are some important things we want residents to know will be happening during the 2017-18 academic year
University Housing will do our best to work with the contractors to make living in Witte a great experience and to minimize disruptions. We also believe it is important that you know about this renovation when selecting Witte Hall to live for the 2017-18 academic year.
For additional details on impacts for residents, read our Witte Renovation Frequently Asked Questions.