Dial, Oxendine buildings back in business in August
By Scott Bigelow
Addition to Herbert G. Oxendine Science Building
Faculty and staff will return to the Adolph L. Dial Humanities Building
beginning Monday, August 2, and to the Herbert G. Oxendine Building
on Monday, August 9, according to the Office of Facilities Planning
The moves will be completed on time for the start of fall semester
classes Monday, August 23, university officials said.
Some items, in classrooms on the first floor of the Dial Building,
are already in place. The move of faculty and staff will take about
a week to complete. The move into Oxendine Science Building will take
It's been a little over a year, but the Oxendine Science Building is
nearing completion of its historic $17 million renovations and addition.
The largest construction project in the history of the University will
be dedicated August 25 at 10 a.m.
"Final inspection and occupancy are scheduled for August. 5,"
said David Girardot, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Planning
and Maintenance. "Our contractor said the project is on schedule."
Workers will be in the building for some time after the August 5 turnover
date making small fixes, mostly at night and on weekends, Girardot said.
"They are getting in a lot of new equipment in Oxendine Science,
and it's going to be an extremely busy place," Girardot said. "I
would not go over there unless it was important business."
"We will be moving in right up to the start of classes,"
The modular labs, classrooms and offices will be removed from campus
sometime in the fall with two office units, Sirius and Mimosa, remaining
behind for an indefinite period.
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