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October 16, 2019

Fence Installation

In preparation for the construction of a modular office building to house the Student Counseling Center, a construction fence will be erected between Linen Hall and Eddy Hall. Detour signs will guide traffic in the area.

October 1, 2019

Concrete Pour

A concrete truck will be at the UC renovation site pouring concrete today, near the main entrance to campus on South Avenue. The entrance to Parking Lot 2 will remain open, but please drive carefully.

September 23, 2019

Panthers’ Den Open

The Panthers’ Den temporary dining hall is open. Visit the UC Progress Dining Page for hours, menus and morning dining information.

Excavation

A test hole will be dug outside the construction fence at the southeast corner of the UC today, near the edge of Parking Lot 2.

September 19, 2019

Final Inspections

Today and tomorrow the Panthers’ Den temporary dining hall will undergo its final pre-opening inspections. Stay tuned for big news!

September 12, 2019

Food Truck Update

Today there will be no food trucks in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Between the Nexus building and Swirbul Library, the Adelphi Food Truck, the Halal Food Truck and STUF’D Sandwiches will be on site as usual. 

September 6, 2019

Breaking Concrete  

Work has begun to remove the old concrete patio on the west side of the University Center. Heavy equipment is required for this major task, so the work may be periodically audible on campus over the next several days.

September 4, 2019

Temporary Detour  

A short section of the path in front of Swirbul Library will be closed temporarily beginning Thursday, September 5. This is due to construction activity on the Panthers’ Den Dining Hall and for the safety of our community members. Signs will mark this short detour.

Japanese Pagoda Tree

The Japanese pagoda tree at the southwest corner of the University Center and two smaller trees along the perimeter of the building were removed today to make way for its expansion. Consistent with Adelphi’s longstanding commitment to the natural beauty of the campus and our status as an arboretum, the post-renovation landscaping plan includes planting more trees than we remove throughout the project. 

September 3, 2019

Food Truck Changes

The food trucks in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) have changed. Now in front of the PAC for lunch – Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – are a Greek food truck and The Big Cheese mac-and-cheese truck. The Adelphi Food Truck, which accepts Adelphi meal cards, is now offering bagel breakfast and Poke Bowls for lunch.

August 29, 2019

River Birch Tree

The river birch tree at the southwest of our UC was removed today to make way for the renovation and expansion of the building. Note: great care is being taken to preserve the majority of the trees and root systems surrounding our UC.

August 29, 2019

Food Truck Substitution

Gary’s Steaks food truck will not be on campus today; in its place, a Gyro food truck will be in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC). More information about dining on campus is available here.  

August 27, 2019

Food Truck Relocations

Effective tomorrow, August 28th the food trucks outside of the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) will move closer to the heart of campus. Details located on our dining page.

August 26, 2019

Welcome Back! Your Dining Options Are…

Welcome back, Adelphi Community! We have a wide variety of dining options to share with you, including a free barbecue lunch for students until the Panthers’ Den Dining Hall opens. Click here to see a complete guide to dining on campus.

August 22, 2019

Barbecue Tent in the Quad 

A large tent is being erected in the quad between Waldo and Earle Halls to provide plenty of covered seating and barbecue lunches while the finishing touches are being completed in the Panthers’ Den Dining Hall. Lunch service will begin there on Monday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. 

August 3, 2019

Portion of Rose Garden Re-homed

To prevent harm to rose bushes and flowers in the garden between Levermore and Blodgett Halls where our temporary, full-service dining hall is constructed, plants from the north end of the flower bed are being transplanted to locations either in the same garden or a new location on campus.

August 2, 2019

UC Barrier Fencing in Place with Banners

Safety fencing is in place around the UC construction site, closing walkways on the south and east sides of the building. All community members and visitors should be mindful of temporary traffic patterns and signs. Adelphi banners installed along the fencing help inform and enhance.

July 29-30, 2019

One Campus Entrance to be Closed

The entrance to Parking Lot 2 closest to the University Center on South Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, July 29 through Tuesday afternoon, July 30 due to work related to the renovation of the University Center. During this time, drivers who need to access Parking Lot 2 may use the other entrance (closer to the golf course) or the Cambridge Avenue entrance.  

July 26, 2019

One Campus Entrance Closed

The entrance to Parking Lot 2 closest to the University Center on South Avenue is closed to traffic due to work related to the renovation of the University Center. It is expected to reopen late this afternoon. In the interim, drivers who need to access Parking Lot 2 may use the other entrance (closer to the golf course) or the Cambridge Avenue entrance.  

July 23, 2019

Temporary Power Shutdown

As part of the construction of the temporary dining facility, power to the following buildings will be shut off for approximately one hour today, Tuesday, beginning at or about 9:00 p.m.:

  • Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts
  • Alice Brown Early Learning Center
  • Alumnae Hall
  • Blodgett Hall
  • Chapman Hall
  • Earle Hall
  • Eddy Hall
  • Grounds Garage
  • Harvey Hall
  • Linen Hall
  • Nexus
  • Post Hall
  • Residence Hall B
  • Science Building

July 19, 2019

Temporary Dining Structure

Work has begun on the construction of the temporary dining hall. One walking path alongside it is closed but nearby paths are open. Safety fencing is in place for your protection; please be mindful of this when you’re walking around campus.  

One Campus Entrance to be Closed

The entrance to Parking Lot 2 closest to the University Center on South Avenue will be closed to traffic from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m., for work related to the renovation of the University Center. During this time-frame drivers who need to access Parking Lot 2 can use the other entrance (closer to the golf course) or the Cambridge Avenue entrance.

July 18, 2019

Sidewalk Closed

The sidewalk along the University Center at the western edge of Parking Lot 2 is closed due to the installation of necessary safety fencing. Please observe the signs directing pedestrian traffic not to walk in the roadway.

Walking Path Detour

The walking path between Parking Lot 2 and Levermore Hall is closed due to the installation of construction safety fencing around the UC. Pedestrians may use the nearby path between Parking Lot 2 and the Nexus building.

July 17, 2019

Delivery of Materials

Construction materials for the temporary dining hall are arriving on campus.

July 16, 2019

Fence Installation

Safety fencing is being installed around the perimeter of the University Center construction area. 

July 15, 2019

#Cheeseplease Reopens as Food Truck Goes Out for Repairs

The food truck is going off campus for necessary maintenance. To continue providing many of our favorites, #Cheeseplease in the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) is now open. Visit our dining guide for more information about dining locations, menus and hours.

UC Demolition Starts

Interior demolition of the University Center has begun. 

July 12, 2019

Trailer

A trailer will be delivered and installed at the north edge of Parking Lot 2. The trailer will serve as the on-site office for the general contractor handling the UC renovation and will remain there for the duration of the project.

July 1, 2019

Taco Tuesday

Tomorrow, July 2, will be Taco Tuesday at the food truck located between the Nexus Building and Swirbul Library. Tacos will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

June 26, 2019

Preparation Under Way – Rose Bushes Re-Planted

The area between Levermore and Blodgett Halls is being prepared for the construction of our temporary, full-service dining hall that will serve our community during the UC renovation. Select rose bushes have been pruned in preparation for a move, and soon they and other plants will be carefully transplanted to new homes around campus to ensure their safety and health during our renovation.  

June 21, 2019

Help Name the Temporary Dining Hall

Planning and initial work have begun for construction of our temporary, full-service dining hall to be located on the lawn between Levermore and Blodgett Halls during the UC renovation. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to take this survey and help us choose a name! Survey closes July 5. 

June 4, 2019

Library Work

To create more meeting space for the community during the UC Renovations project, demolition work has started in Swirbul Library (5S) and will last a couple of days. The north entrance is closed during this time—please use the main entrance until the work ends. Expect noise and disruption in the area.

June 3, 2019

Relocations Complete

All temporary moves out of the UC are complete. All new locations can be found on our relocation chart.

May 31, 2019

Bookstore Relocated

The Adelphi Bookstore is temporarily located in the Center for Recreation and Sports (CRS) for supplies and Adelphi gear. Textbooks must be ordered online.

May 21, 2019

Food Truck Onsite

A summer food truck is parked between Nexus and Swirbul Library. Daily hours may vary.

May 20, 2019

Dining Availability

Due to the relocation of kitchen equipment from the University Center Café to service summer dining operations, Nexus Café will be the only dining operation open on Monday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. PACafé and the Food Truck will be available starting on Tuesday, May 21.

May 13, 2019

ATM Moved

The ATM has been moved out of the Ruth S. Harley University Center. A new ATM has been installed in Nexus lobby across from the elevators and is operational.

 

For further information, please contact:

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