Memorial Hall Construction
Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022, construction will commence on Memorial Hall. A new entrance to the building is funded by the gift from Millard and JJ Oakley, which named the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts. The project will expand the entrance to Memorial Hall, which includes stairs and an ADA compliant ramp, and the university seal engraved in stone at the main entrance to the campus’ most prominent building. In addition, plans are in place for remodeling Memorial Hall’s vestibule and expanding walkways around the central gathering space of campus for the community to enjoy. These expansions will make it possible to hold annual commencement ceremonies on the lawn, without the need for an additional stage setup, and are expected to be completed in the Fall of 2022.
Campus Access and Closures
Due to ongoing construction, the entrance between Labry Hall and the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be closed to through traffic throughout the duration of the construction project. The front entrances of both Labry and Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be open and have walking accessibility. Parking lot D, located behind Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be closed and several parking spaces located in parking lot C between Labry Hall and Memorial Hall will also be closed. All other campus parking lots will be accessible. To access Memorial Hall, all visitors should enter through the back entrance where there is ample parking.
The following offices are in Memorial Hall:
- University Welcome Center
- Baird Chapel
- The Office of Accounting Services
- The Office of Admissions
- The Office of Financial Aid
- The Office of Human Resources
- The Office of the President
- The Office of the COO/CFO
- The Office of the Provost
- The Office of the Registrar
- The Office of Student Accounts and Billing
The front entrance of Memorial Hall will reopen by the beginning of the 2022 Fall semester. For all summer admissions events and campus visits, visitors should use the back entrance of Memorial Hall. Parking is available behind Memorial Hall. A campus map detailing these closures can be found below.
July 15, 2022 –
Roughly 100 cubic yards of concrete have been placed to complete the footings for the project.
The mason has completed the block at the upper plaza and will begin laying brick late next week.
Sidewalk excavations will begin soon.