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This Week's Construction News

Update for the week of April 13: this week's routine elevator maintenance is taking place in Old Hasbrouck (4/14), Arnold House (4/16), Continuing Ed (4/17) and SOM (4/18); the Campus Center/Blue Wall renovations are on-going (see the announcement from Dining Services below); a portion of the Lot 21 Access Road off Stadium Drive is CLOSED until April 18 due to utility work; steel continues to go up at the new Champions Center site on Commonwealth Avenue south of the Mullins Center (see the Champions Center project page for details and a new web cam); and construction continues on upgrades to McGuirk Alumni Stadium (see the McGuirk Alumni Stadium project page for details)... [more]

From Dining Services

Blue Wall Closes For Renovation, New Dining Options Offered

The UMass Dining Team welcomes you for the spring semester. Whether you're new to campus or a returning member of our community, we look forward to dining with you!

The start of this year brings with it major changes to the Campus Center that may alter your dining plans, so we're writing to share details.  The Blue Wall dining area has been closed for an extensive renovation and to accommodate the community we have expanded The Hatch eatery on the lower level of the Student Union and will locate the popular Baby Berk food trucks outside the Student Union during lunch. We also have expanded hours of operation at the Pita Pit in Worcester Dining Commons and increased seating in the Campus Center.

To help with the transition, Dining Services guides will greet guests in both the Campus Center and Student Union to direct them to The Hatch, and you will see plenty of posters showing you how to get there.

When the renovation is complete in August, the former Blue Wall will be transformed into a state-of-the-art dining concept featuring 12 food stations serving freshly prepared, sustainable and healthy food. You can read a detailed story about the project by UMass News & Media Relations.

We appreciate your patience as we undertake this exciting renovation.  Please stop by for more information, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

[Note: project construction information is available on our Construction News page.]

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