Campus renewal project stays hot in summer

Riggs HallIt’s summertime on the Oswego campus, but the working is busy as construction and renovations continue under the college’s renewal plans.

Currently, workers are adding a gabled roof on Riggs Hall (left), a residence hall which, when reopened, will match its elegant lakeside neighbor Johnson Hall.

Meanwhile, progress continues on the Campus Center, the first new building on the Oswego campus in more than 30 years. Plans call for a phased opening starting this fall on the 111,492-square-foot, $25.5 million structure. Just east of the new building, other Campus Center enhancements include new walls and features appearing as renovations to the Swetman/Poucher complex.

In all, Oswego’s campus renewal encompasses more than $160 million of campuswide renovations, construction, technical upgrades and aesthetic improvements, mostly underwritten by state capital funds.

Established milestones include the conversion of Rich Hall into the state-of-the-art center of the School of Business, reopening a revamped Johnson Hall as home of the First-Year Residential Experience, and significant upgrades to such academic buildings as Sheldon, Poucher and Lanigan halls.

For more information and pictures of Riggs renovations, Campus Center construction or other projects and progress, visit the Renewing Oswego Web site.

(Posted: Jun 26, 2006)