Illinois Wesleyan University announces $16.5M residence hall project
Illinois Wesleyan University has scheduled a big dorm renovation project for the buildings that house first-year students.
The college in Bloomington will start a $16.5 million makeover of Ferguson and Munsell halls this summer. The Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames family donated the money for the work.
Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall said the project will continue to help IWU students form positive first impressions of the institution.
“The spirit of this project will be to elevate the student life experience for those who reside in Munsell and Ferguson and encourage a vibrancy of communal living, foundational to those enduring Titan connections that define Illinois Wesleyan,” said Carney-Hall.
The project includes work on the lobbies, connecting bridges, bathrooms, hallways, heating and cooling systems, and other building technology.
The changes will include modernized first-floor lobbies, reconfigured connecting bridges between the two buildings, hallway refreshes, and changing bathrooms to make them single user. There also will be heating, cooling, and and ventilation improvements. Electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology improvements are part of the bundle of changes, too, along with repairing existing concrete walks and stairs.
Illinois Wesleyan said it hopes the work will be done by the fall term.