Facility Renovation

The Cone residence hall renovation project began in May 2017 by taking the residence hall off-line for a year. With a tight deadline, this project was implemented and completed by August 2018. The thorough renovation of the nine-story residence hall included:

  • Replacements of the heating
  • Ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Electrical service
  • New emergency generator
  • Refurbishment of elevators
  • Various ADA upgrades
  • Bathroom updates

In addition, Cone would re-open with a new visual and performing arts themed community, Studio 91, as an exciting option for students interested in art, dance, music, or theater. Cone now offers a new wing of practice rooms for music and theater, a music composition computer lab, a drawing lounge, a dance practice room with a sprung floor and mirrors. These are just some of the new amenities built.

Sprung Floor for Dance

Practice Rooms

Completion Rates

Housing and Residence Life strives to provide exceptional customer service, in doing so, the facility management team continues to track their progress. Since the implementation of TMA (Time Management) in summer of 2015, HRL facilities has increased the response time to work orders by 62.2% while continuing to add new and renovated facilities (Cone, Lexington & McCormick) and the number of corrective and PM work orders.

This particular report shows improvement from the entire Facilities team including the project office, IT, housekeeping, inventory management, and maintenance.

PMs and Corrective Work Orders

Aug 1 to March 1Total Work OrdersCompletion Rate
201513,8511.80 days
201613,8941.74 days
201715,7341.52 days
201817,3041.11 days

Residence Hall Move-In Process

Moving 5700 students into 25 residence halls requires a great deal of preparation and learning from each prior move-in process. Prior to the Fall 2018 move-in process, Housing and Residence Life adjusted the schedule for when each hall would move in. Buildings with smaller parking or unloading areas were also evaluated to see how the number of students could be spread out over multiple days. This involved working with student organizations such as Panhellenic Council to move-in early and help decrease congestion on later move-in days.

Housing and Residence Life also used previous year’s move-in numbers to determine where to provide volunteers to help with move-in assistance. HRL is able to provide the most resources to help students move-in between 8am and 5pm and encourages residents to come during this time. Knowing this does not work for all residents or their families, buildings staffs are available 24-hours a day from the first day of move-in until the first day of classes to check residents in to the hall.

Move-In Traffic

Prior to 8/8/18910
After 8/10/18444

Move-in numbers