UNCG Campus Weekly

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Grogan Residence Hall reopens, right on time, right in tune

Photo of the entrance to Grogan Residence Hall.Some furniture is in place. Some more will arrive in coming days.

And the baby grand piano that Grogan students have played on the first floor for many years will make its melodious return this week.

Grogan Residence Hall underwent a complete renovation this past year. It’s now ready for occupancy, with RA’s moving in this past weekend.

The renovation was similar to the Reynolds renovation a year ago. The rooms throughout Grogan have new lighting, heating and air conditioning. The bathrooms were completely renovated – there’s new plumbing throughout the hall. Plus there’s a backup generator.

All is freshly painted. The common areas have new carpet. There’s new wireless throughout the building.

The most eye-catching change for visitors will be a new common meeting area – which can be used as a classroom – on the first floor. It was created by enclosing some of the exterior space, and has lots of natural light. It complements a classroom that already existed on the west side of that floor.

Josh Beck, project engineer for Housing & Residence Life, showed CW this area as well as the lower-floor area, just before RA’s moved in last weekend. The lower floor features a large common space that will accommodate two gaming systems and other recreation such as pool and table tennis, he says, as well as a common kitchen area. Blue and gold furniture was already in place last Friday.

That space overlooks a wooded area of Peabody Park.

Cone Residence Hall, next door, is on tap next for renovation. UNCG Facilities, Design and Construction says that a designer for the Cone project will be selected soon so the design phase can begin.

By Mike Harris
Photo of the entrance to Grogan Residence Hall.