Dartmouth Hall Renovation

Update for the two weeks beginning Sept. 5 and 12, 2022

About the Project

Dartmouth Hall is closed for restoration from January 2021 through the summer of 2022.

Through the generosity of over 1,700 alumnae, more than $25 million has been raised to renovate Dartmouth Hall to meet the needs of faculty and students for decades to come. The building will become the new home to the Leslie Center for the Humanities in addition to several foreign language programs. Classrooms and meeting spaces will be reconfigured and updated with state-of-the-art technology, and Room 105 will be reconfigured to support flexible gatherings large and small. Capital renewal funding will contribute to new energy efficient systems and the conversion of Dartmouth Hall's heating infrastructure from steam to hot water. While the traditional exterior will be preserved, the building and surrounding landscape will be made full accessible with entry and exit provided through the Hall's front doors. 

What's Happening

  • Classroom AV installation is ongoing.
  • Interior painting and installation of millwork and flooring is ongoing.
  • MEP device installation continues.
  • Mechanical testing and balancing is also ongoing.
  • Lighting controls configuration is underway.
  • Elevators are being inspected.
  • Landscaping, irrigation and sod installation is underway.
  • Parking lot is being paved.

What to Expect

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, between 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in accordance with town regulations.
  • Construction signage and fencing will be in place throughout the project.
  • The College Street sidewalk will be closed along the site fence for pedestrian safety. 
  • The eight parking spaces directly behind/adjacent to Dartmouth Hall will be unavailable for the project's duration. 
  • Construction vehicles will approach and exit the site from both VT (from I-91 across the Ledyard Bridge) and from NH (from I-89 along Route 120).