Residence halls receiving upgrades


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 24, 2014) —This summer, crews are working to improve four student residences - Banneker, Bethune, Douglass, and Younge halls. The university began renovations to the buildings in late May. The upgrades are expected to be complete by the Fall 2014 semester. 

Banneker and Bethune halls are receiving new exterior windows. Also, each room will be equipped with individual heating and air conditioning units with energy efficient features. Motion sensors will detect when a person enters and exits the room and the temperature will automatically be adjusted. The rooms will also receive new flooring in the central hallways and residence rooms, upgrades to restrooms and showers, refurbished furniture, and a new roof.

The common restrooms and showers in Douglass and Younge halls are receiving complete plumbing upgrades and toilet replacements.

“It is important that the university provide quality living spaces for its students,” said Kippy Tate, vice president for capital projects and facilities management. “Therefore, we have embarked on a very aggressive schedule to have these residence halls available by the fall semester.”


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