2014 Summer Improvements

by Bill Wyatt


Summer is an opportune time to undertake a wide variety of campus improvement projects designed to enrich the learning environment and improve accessibility, efficiency and safety.

Listed below are approximately 50 projects underway or planned ranging from capital construction projects to the replacement of fire alarms.

JMU also is excited to welcome our new partner, PepsiCo, to campus. The JMU community and visitors will enjoy a wider variety of choices among the portfolio of global brands that PepsiCo will offer. 

Grace Street housing

Capital Projects

  • Grace Street housing
  • UREC expansion
  • Montpelier Hall demolition
  • Student Success Center
  • Newman Lake
  • University Park event parking lot
  • Steam line

Alumnae Hall

  • Replace/repair doors 

Anthony Seeger Hall

  • Replace roof

Burruss Hall

  • Replace roof
  • Re-design parking lot

Carrier Drive

  • Turning lane


  • Sanitary sewer line

Constitution Hall

  • Refurbish skybridge

Converse Hall

  • Replace fire alarms

Duke Hall

  • Parking lot renovations


  • Replace floor in dining areas

Field Hockey

  • Replace turf field

Gibbons Hall

  • Overhaul cooling tower
  • Steam line repairs

Godwin Hall

  • Gym lighting

Grace Street Parking Deck

  • Repairs to top level
  • Update lighting

Health and Human Services

  • Pressure wash building and seal joints
  • Roof  and drop ceiling repairs

Hillside Tennis Courts

  • Repair cracks

Madison Hall

  • Renovate walking bridge

Memorial Hall

  • Fire alarm renovation

Music Building

  • Seating replacement

Newman Lake

  • Dam repair

North Campus

  • Steam line connection

Parking Lots

  • C12: mill and resurface
  • C-2: replace steam lines
  • M: repairs
  • V: repairs

Philips Hall

  • Replace sprinkler system

Roop Hall

  • Renovate 2nd floor
  • Replace chilled water coil

Soccer Field

  • Install turf

Softball Field

  • Install artificial turf 

Student Success Center

  • Move in

Varner House

  • Renovate building

Veteran’s Memorial Park

  • Softball field turf upgrade

Warren Hall

  • Relocate steam line 

White Hall

  • Replace boiler

Wilson Hall

  • Move out


  • Move basement occupants to Duke Hall
  • Repair exterior cracks

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Published: Monday, May 12, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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