Construction Updates

Rendering of the front of the proposed College of Pharmacy building

*Please note this is a rendering.

Project Description

This project consists of three main components:

College of Pharmacy (COP)

A two-story addition will be constructed along the south side of the Basic Science Building (facing the horseshoe) to build a new COP.

Basic Science Building (BSB) Renovation

Interior renovations will be made to the auditorium and classrooms (BSB 100, 202, 302, 402, 502), as well as the archive space (BSB 103).

Colbert Education Center (CEC) & Library Renovations

Interior renovations are being made to revamp the student lounge and study spaces, as well as relocate the Sim Center from the College of Nursing to the Library. 

Three Week Lookahead

The following update is as of Monday, November 28, 2022. You may review the additional details here.

General Site

  • Movable pedestrian barricades will remain until turnover
  • Site cleanup is ongoing on the West side for the Colbert entrance and landscaping


  • Auditorium stage flooring and AV ongoing
  • BSB Third-floor window demolition and replacement are ongoing, separate updates will be sent for this work
  • The fire pump issue will likely delay the opening of the bridge between BSB and Colbert


  • First-floor furniture and punch list ongoing
  • All exterior doors are installed and locked at night

CEC & Library

  • Furniture installation is ongoing on the first floor
  • Testing and Balancing are ongoing on the first and second floors
  • All exterior doors are installed and locked at night

Timeline Updates

As of 8/12/2022

The tentative move-in dates for each area is identified below. However, these dates may still change due to supply chain issues related to AV/IT.

COP December 15, 2022
BS Auditorium December 15, 2022
CEC & Library December 15, 2022

As of 5/27/2022

Connectivity in the BSB 02 classrooms is all that remains until the spaces are fully functional. The BSB Auditorium continues to track on its own timeline, and we're currently projecting completion in October.

Due to a delay receiving the exterior glass for CEC, we are facing an additional month delay, and it may be September before the building is ready for occupancy. Whiting-Turner is working diligently to mitigate the impact of this shipping delay.

The COP is projected to be complete in August.

As of 2/11/2022

The BSB 02 classrooms will be completed and ready the beginning of May. The outlier at this time is the BSB Auditorium. We are unsure of the completion timeframe for that space. CEC will be ready end of July/into August. The COP will be ready in August. 

As of 10/14/2021

The COP is still on track to be completed in August 2022, the CEC & Library renovation will be completed and ready for occupation in May 2022, and the BSB classrooms will become available throughout the spring 2022 semester. For more details, view the projected timeline (PDF) that was revised in October 2021.

As of 1/13/2021

The fencing contractor is on campus this week and the fence outside the BSB will go up. The south entrance (facing the horseshoe) will be closed to pedestrian traffic within the next week or two. The east entrance off Ashley Avenue will be accessible. An exit door will be temporarily added to the west side of the building. You may refer to the diagram below for specific pathways. The bridge between the library and BSB will close the week of January 25.

BSB Exit Paths during Construction (PDF)

As of 11/5/2020

***Please note that these dates are estimates and are subject to change.

We are currently projecting that fencing will go up around the project site in December. Additionally, the bridge from the library to the BSB, the BSB south entrance (main entrance off the horseshoe), and the sidewalk long the south side of BSB will be closed in December. The east entrance of BSB near Ashley Avenue will remain open and the horseshoe will remain accessible. Between December 2020 and April 2021, the site will be prepped. During that time, you can expect to hear trucks and excavating equipment, diesel motors, generators, and pumps, but most work should not cause a lot of noise or vibration within BSB. Pile driving, demolition, and major construction will begin in May 2021. The contractor has designed the schedule for the noisiest work to occur between May and August 2021. At this time, we anticipate the CEC & Library and BSB classrooms/auditorium being completed by March 2022, and the COP being completed in July 2022.

Below are illustrations of the site fencing, BSB exit paths, and sidewalk access between December and the end of the project.

Temporary Office Locations

The library must be vacated during construction. Below is a summary of where you will be able to find support services during ongoing construction.

Innovation Station

135 Cannon St, Floor 1, Room 101

Library Computer Lab

University Hospital Extension (UHE), Floor 6, Room 687

Library Offices

UHE, Floor 6, Rooms 625-638

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) & Writing Center

UHE, Floor 6, Room 602


UHE, Floor 7, Rooms 777-796

Open Student Study Space

UHE, Floor 7, Atrium (Printers Available)

UHE, Floor 8, Rooms 806-834 (PCs and Printers Available)

Recording Studio

135 Cannon St, Floor 4, Room 402

Environmental Management Plan

If you are interested in the environmental impacts of this project and the steps we are taking, feel free to review our environmental management plan.


Please contact Mack Altman at