Campus Construction

Strong Auditorium

The Strong Auditorium passenger elevator is out of service because the elevator pit flooded. A new sump pump been ordered and should arrive by Friday, April 18. The elevator is expected to reopen by the end of the day Friday.

Contact Shawn Casey at 275-2082 with any questions or concerns.

Rettner Hall

Elmer Davis will be working on the Rettner Hall roof fall protection system on Thursday, April 17.  The project is expected to last roughly one week. A crane will be parked in the LeChase courtyard on Thursday morning from 6 a.m. to approximately 9 a.m. to deliver material. There will also be a welding rig parked in front of Rettner Hall with welding cables running up the side of the building during the duration of the project.

Contact Jon Hogrefe at 276-6500 with any questions.

New Golisano Children’s Hospital Tower

The new $145-million Golisano Children’s Hospital tower, to be located on Crittenden Boulevard and attached to the Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, will be eight floors and approximately 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families. When the new hospital opens in 2015, private rooms and a greatly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will provide our families with much-needed privacy and will enhance infection control efforts.

Read more about the impact of ongoing construction of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Construction schedule:
Through Dec. 24: Set steel relieving angles at bridge
Through Dec. 27: Set steel relieving angles at north elevation
Through Jan. 17: Exterior wall installation
Ongoing: Exterior Brick work

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College Town


College Town is a comprehensive plan to redevelop 14 acres of University-owned property with 500,000 square feet of retail and dining space, hotel and conference facilities, parking, and housing for the Mt. Hope and University communities and area visitors. The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008 and promises to provide economic benefits to the region, while building a welcoming and cohesive University-neighborhood community.

Recent Updates

• Building #1 (Hotel & Conference Center): Excavation of the basement foundation is nearing completion.
• Building #2: Piers, footings, and foundations of the underground parking garage continues. Steel erection for the three floors of building 2 continues through Jan.17.
• Building #3: Surveyed and laid out in preparation for footings. Excavation is expected to begin Dec. 30.
• Building #4 (parking garage): The crane was erected approximately 300 feet south of Elmwood Avenue along East Drive. Crews began the pile process for the new parking garage facility. The 150-foot crane will remain vertical and move continuously throughout the building site to install 571 piles to support the parking garage building. This will continue through Feb. 21.
• Building #5: The contractor will be working on the concrete slab work over the next few weeks. Wood trusses should arrive Dec. 26 and 27 and work will begin shortly thereafter to frame up the next two stories of the building.
• Building #6: Surveyed in preparation for footings. Excavation is scheduled to begin Dec. 30.

The sidewalk along Elmwood Avenue on the south side of the road from East Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue is closed. Pedestrians are encouraged to cross over Elmwood Avenue at the crosswalk located at Thomas Jackson Drive traffic signal to the north side sidewalk.

Real-time cameras of the project area are available at and