Behind the Scenes: Campus Summer Projects

Posted by Scott Allenby


Even though students and faculty are away during the summer months, Proctor's campus is far from quiet! In addition to Proctor's Dining Services team and Housekeeping team hosting Gordon Research Conferences all summer, and the Development and Communications teams, Business Office, Technology and Support Staff working hard all summer, Proctor's Maintenance Team jumps into action with campus improvement projects. When combined with significant renovations to the Farrell Field House, the list of summer projects is truly impressive, ranging from major paving projects to significant technology upgrades to irrigation work to refurbishing dormitories and office spaces around campus. Below are just a few of the highlights from the projects on campus! 


Proctor is thankful to be a host site for Gordon Research Conferences each summer as scientists from around the globe gather on campus to discuss their research and share findings. This year, Proctor's Dining Services and Housekeeping teams hosted ten week-long conferences running from June 6 - August 18. 


Excavation of the old retaining wall on the west side of Shirley Hall will create space for a new patio area overlooking the Proctor Pond. 


There isn't a peak too high for Proctor's Maintenance crew as the Wilson Building gets a fresh coat of trim paint. 


Proctor's fields have never looked better as well-balanced rain, sun, and heat this summer combined with a dedicated grounds crew have kept grass green and fields in perfect shape for the fall athletic season!  


Technology upgrades to the Stone Chapel, among other buildings on campus, were made to enhance faculty meetings and public presentations hosted by Proctor in the building. 


The care with which the Maintenance team cares for gardens around campus never ceases to amaze us.


A large paving and campus gateway enhancement project is underway in front of Maxwell Savage Hall, Shirley Hall, and Ives House as new curbing and reorganized parking for visitors and faculty/staff are installed. 

Click here for a complete list of summer projects on campus!


Perhaps the most exciting project taking place on campus this summer is a renovation of the Farrell Field House as part of The Campaign for Proctor. The first two phases of this project are underway (renovation of the gymnasium and fitness center/athletic training room). Above, a completely gutted east side of the field house (formerly girls' and coaches locker rooms, athletic offices, athletic function room, and old kitchen space) makes way for the new fitness center (overlooking both Farrell Field and the gym courts) and the athletic training room by the end of December. The interior of the gym (below) has been freshly painted and expanded to include the old fitness center space. The new floor is going down as we speak. This phase of the project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October. 


Thank you to all those who have helped make these projects possible this summer!

Check out more happenings from this summer here!


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