June 22, 2024

Update on Monroe Hall Closure, Spring Senior Photos and Fall Planning

The following update is from the Office of the Provost and Office of Administration and Finance:

UMW Campus Community,

It’s been just over two months since we announced the closure of Monroe Hall for a roof reconstruction project. We appreciate everyone’s quick work to move offices and classes, adjust schedules earlier this semester, and allow the time and space to assess the building and develop the scope of work for the project. More information is available on the Campus Construction website, and we’ll continue to update you on progress with the project.

We are now planning the roof reconstruction project for this summer and anticipate that it will extend into the fall 2024 semester, requiring Monroe Hall to remain closed for part or all of the upcoming semester. We are once again working with the Registrar’s Office and department chairs to schedule alternative class spaces. If you have fall 2024 classes that are listed in Monroe Hall, the location of the class will be updated by the end of the spring 2024 semester. Updates will be available via the student information system when complete.

With the extended closure, opportunities have been scheduled this week for faculty and staff to retrieve any additional items from Monroe Hall. The building is closed for construction and will be locked throughout the project. Access is only available through Facilities Operations.

As the project progresses this spring, we’ve installed a tarp to protect the attic area, beginning in the northeast corner of the building, which has been prioritized as the area most in need of repairs due to recent rain. As the roof reconstruction begins, a fence will be added around the building to include a portion of the parking spaces in the Monroe Hall North Lot for materials. The fence installation is scheduled for Friday, April 26, so please plan and take any senior photos or spring photos now if you would like to feature Monroe Hall as part of it.

Construction will start in the next few weeks and continue through the summer.

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility during this project. Thank you for supporting our efforts to repair and maintain this iconic academic building that has been part of our campus since the very first classes.