Campus Construction Updates
An historic campus requires particular attention and investment to sustain its beauty and usefulness. Check this page regularly for updates on facilities renovations and construction projects.
Bristol Pool Renovation
Improvements include: new roof, lighting, pool gutter, water filtration, bulkhead, scoreboard, diving boards, and better accessibility. This project is expected to be completed in early 2023.
Root Hall Renovation
This comprehensive renovation and modernization will bring the offices for Africana Studies, Classics, Religious Studies, and Women and Gender Studies departments into a shared building. Renovation includes: geothermal well, abatement, underground utilities, and foundation and drainage work. This project is expected to be completed in Fall 2023.
Improvements include: construction of three stormwater detention basins to slow stormwater before entering Root Glen, and a reduction of peak water velocities which will assist with mitigating erosion in the Glen as well as help reduce flooding downstream. This project is expected to be completed in November 2022.
Landscape Master Plan
In 2019, Hamilton engaged Stimson, a landscape architecture studio, to research the unique historic character and legacy of the campus landscape in order to develop principles to guide future development. Following the project being paused due to COVID-19, Stimson will provide a framework for planning the next era of campus development and identify projects in early 2023.
Commitment to Campus Accessibility
Hamilton values accessibility as one of many forms of inclusivity and routinely makes accessibility improvements across campus, particularly with every major renovation. Additionally, the College has also committed to budgeting $500,000 each year for accessibility-related projects, beginning with the 2022-23 academic year. A few upcoming projects are highlighted below.
Focus on Sustainability
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Hamilton is committed to meeting or exceeding best practices related to sustainability. As part of the College’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, it plans to invest in energy upgrades to campus buildings, manage parts of campus to increase carbon sequestration in its lands, and continue to study and implement additional opportunities for emission reductions.
By tackling everything from major renovations to tiny repairs, Facilities Management staff members enhance our campus and every Hamilton community member's experience each and every day. Check out a few recent items crossed off the to-do list.