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Wright Hall Notice

Please note the upcoming work for the Neilson Library renovations as it relates to Wright Hall.

Exterior Utilities: Our schedule shows that we will begin digging and placing new chilled water and steam piping from Hatfield to Wright Hall from the end of July until the final week of August. All work will be within the existing construction fencing area. In order to connect the new chilled water lines into Wright Hall, there will be a one to two day shutdown for the air conditioning in the building. We will do all we can to schedule when weather is favorable and provide ample notice when the time comes. More information on the actual shut down dates and times to follow. 

Interior Work in Wright Hall: We are taking steps to accelerate the disconnection of Wright Hall from Neilson Library so that we can complete all of the work prior to the start of the fall semester when Wright Hall is in full occupancy. The second floor connector to Neilson will be removed and the copy room 109 will become a new exit corridor for that end of the building and the stairway. The existing rear exit door out of the back stairway will be impassible once demolition begins on the north end of Neilson Library. The copy room will be relocated to Wright Hall room 105.

Work on the interior of Wright will begin around the end of July and be substantially completed by the start of classes.

Need to know how to get around construction?

See Central Campus Pedestrian and Vehicle Map.

For more information about construction projects on campus, see the Smith College Construction Projects Map.


Charlie Conant 
Project Manager
Facilities Management
Peter Gagnon
Capital Construction Director
Facilities Management
Roger Mosier
Associate Vice President
Facilities Management