College Hall Renovation Begins

Phase One construction begins Wednesday, June 7.

Montclair State University is embarking upon an endeavor to renovate its original and most iconic building, College Hall. 

This building, which is 109 years old, will be completely renovated and expanded to be the University’s one-stop student services center, Red Hawk Central, for all current and prospective students and alumni. This project will be completed in two phases.

Phased Construction

Phase One will be the construction of an addition on the first floor of the building. Please note that College Hall will remain open during Phase One. The following departments will remain in College Hall during Phase One. The departments are scheduled to move out before Phase Two begins. Communication will be sent to the campus community regarding specific moving dates and the location of each department during the College Hall construction:

  • AFT Union Office
  • College of the Arts Labs
  • Financial Aid
  • Honors Program
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Registrar
  • Student Accounts
  • Summer Sessions
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • University Counsel

Phase Two will complete the second and third floors of the addition and the renovation of the original building. The addition will be located on the northern side of the building, where the bridge exists today, and will be oriented towards the center of campus. 

Within the addition on the first floor will be a new Utilities Infrastructure Vault that will house critical services such as steam, chilled water and electrical distribution systems, a telecommunications equipment room, and network operations center. 

The second floor will be a two-story atrium and home to Red Hawk Central, the campus hub for all admissions and academic support services.

Phase One Walkway Detours

As part of this construction, it has become necessary in Phase One to re-route much of the existing underground utilities servicing College Hall and the future addition. Those utilities include pressurized steam and chilled water services, electrical manholes, domestic water and fire suppression lines, stormwater devices, sanitary conveyance facilities, and campus-wide fiber and telecommunications data cabling. 
The construction fence for Phase One will be installed on or about Wednesday, June 7, weather permitting, which will close the northern entrance to College Hall at the bridge and several connecting sidewalks. This work is intended to be completed by the end of 2017, at which point College Hall will be closed for Phase Two of the renovation project.
College Hall walkway detour

See the above map with details of the pedestrian detours around the construction area.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Shawn Connolly
Vice President University Facilities