Summer Changes

Students may be forgiven if they don’t recognize parts of the campus they left in May. During the summer, GW initiated many changes – some major, others minor – that may take a returning sophomore or junior by surprise.

Throughout the summer, The Hatchet kept track of these changes and has included them in a map, which will prepare students for the inevitable moment when they enter a completely redesigned J Street or encounter a construction site on the I Street Pedestrian Mall.

I Street Pedestrian Mall

Where: Next to the Foggy Bottom Metro stop

What: Construction workers have uprooted several trees and benches in the mall’s center to make way for two faculty memorials similar in design to the gateways framing the mall on 23rd and 24th streets.

Target Completion Date: October

Ivory Tower

Where: 616 23rd Street

What: GW put the finishing touches to the 729-bed hall, which has New Hall-style doubles and quads and will open to students Aug. 28. The hall also houses several eating venues, including a sandwich shop and caf?.

Completed: August

Business School and Funger Hall

Where: 22nd and G streets

What: Workers have erected the exterior of the business school building and begun renovations to the third through sixth floors of Funger Hall, which will be adjoined to the new facility. Though these floors will be inaccessible to students, Funger’s ground floor lecture halls will continue to stay open.

Target Completion Date:

November 2005

Elliott School of International Affairs building

Where: 1957 E St.

What: A Starbucks and Subway now

occupy the ground floor retail space of the building’s residential section. Students can use Colonial Cash at both venues.

Completed Date: August 28

Mitchell Hall

Where: 514 19th St.

What: Construction crews have finished putting in a 7-Eleven store in the hall’s basement. Students can use Colonial Cash there to purchase Slurpees and pork rinds 24 hours a day.

Completed: August 23

Law School

Where: 720 20th St.

What: Renovations to the Burns Law Library and Stockton Hall have given the school new reading rooms, lounges and a computer room. In addition, workers renovated five classrooms, which now have state-of-the-art visual equipment.

Completed: August

Ross Hall

Where: 2300 I St.

What: A computer lab for medical students has been installed in room 201.

Completion Date: Early August

Marvin Center

Where: 800 21st St.

What: Aramark, which opperates most marvin center venues, completely gutted and then redesigned eating areas in the building’s basement and ground floor. New venues include Wendy’s and an upscale grocery store.

Target Completion Date: August 28

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