Main Entrance Now Open: Building Renovation Update

The front entrance of the main Mandel School building is now reopen for students, staff, and visitors. It was closed for the past nine months due to the school’s $9.2 million renovation project.

The renovated entrance includes an outdoor overhang to provide shelter for arrivals, a newly-added vestibule, and a more welcoming expanded lobby that is still getting its finishing touches.

The temporary entrances to the classroom wing off the parking lot are now closed. The only entrances into the building are the front entrance or the faculty wing back entrance.

The $9.2 million renovation is proceeding smoothly and on-schedule, thanks to the efforts of the construction crew; patient students, staff, and faculty, who are still working in the building as it undergoes its transformation into a more collaborative and educationally-advanced space; and generous donors who made the renovation possible.

The offices of the dean, student services, field education, and institutional advancement have already moved into their new suites on the first floor. Admissions has moved into its renovated offices on the second floor.

Next month, the Harris Library will move to its more accessible home on the first floor adjacent to the expanded lobby, and Finance and Administration will move into their new third-floor offices in May.

Over the summer, full attention will be turned toward renovating all the classrooms and creating the research commons on the second and third floors. The Mandel School Building Renovation will be entirely complete by September 1.