The college will begin work this summer on a $16.1 million renovation project to return Bishop Hall to its original use as a residence hall. Spurred by an increased demand for student housing, the project will provide 204 additional beds on campus in a traditional doubles-style corridor setting with single-occupancy bathrooms. Completion is slated for fall 2018.
Opened in 1958 as a student dormitory, Bishop Hall was repurposed in the 1970s, with minimal renovations, to house various academic department offices and computer labs. The new project will include architectural upgrades, safety-related enhancements, and contemporary furnishings and finishes, including the building’s façade. Improvements to the grounds will also enhance Bishop Hall’s connection to Porter Quad.