Campus News

Construction of Wentworth Hall Addition Is Underway

Story posted June 19, 2000

Wentworth Hall is being expanded and significant parts of Hawthorne-Longfellow are being renovated in two of the larger construction projects on campus this summer.

The expansion at Wentworth Hall includes a new building to the south, a larger connector to Coles Tower and renovation of the existing dining facilities. The work will be completed in time for the fall semester.

Parts of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library are sealed off for asbestos removal. Starting May 22 to August 15, the basement collection will be shrink-wrapped and inaccessible. This includes all bound periodicals housed in the basement. On the first floor, the collection will be inaccessible from June 2 to August 15. This includes some bound periodicals and the regular circulating collection on that floor.

The Office of Admissions will be moving to 4 College Street, the former Theta fraternity house, after its renovation. Built in 1901, the building was originally the home of Bowdoin’s fourth fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Facilities Management expects it to be ready for the Admissions Office by the first of the new year.

Facilities Management is renovating the former Alpha Delta fraternity house on Maine Street for student occupancy in the fall.

Getchell House on Bath Road is also being renovated this summer. It will be the new home of the Philosophy Department in the fall. It formerly housed the Office of Communications.

The new squash courts at Farley Field House will be completed in June.

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