University closes Thurston for second summer

Students attending Colonial Inauguration will once again miss out on the Thurston Hall experience as the residence hall undergoes its second consecutive summer of renovations.

Last summer, GW embarked on a $13 million project to replace many of the freshman residence hall’s windows and to install new elevators and sprinklers. The University did not complete the window replacement and construction crews will finish the project this summer.

This year the University will assign CI students to one of three dorms including Madison, Crawford and Lafayette, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director for GW Housing Programs.

“There are a number of reasons why students cannot live in a building when it is under construction, and mostly it has to do with the how invasive some of the work is.” Weinshel said.

Weinshel said the work being done should not have an impact on students moving in next fall.

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