Salve Regina preparing to renovate, expand Miley Hall
Miley Hall construction began Monday, Nov. 12, and will continue daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the Salve Regina community should expect periodic noise as construction crews begin to break ground and expand the building.
Although the ground floor entrance to Miley Hall is now closed, the bookstore, Original Burger and Miley Mart remain in operation. Students may access the Miley garden level through the main entrance or the courtyard entrance.
The expansion will accomplish two major goals:
- Seating in the cafeteria will increase by 180 seats or about 50 percent
- The existing seating and food lines will be replaced by a modern marketplace concept consisting of seven interactive dining stations disbursed around the cafeteria.
The expanded garden level will feature a student lounge, coffee outlet and mini-mart. Since one of the seven stations in the cafeteria will feature a grill option, Original Burger will be closed and converted into offices for Campus Life.
On-site work is expected to begin in mid-November. All existing functions in Miley will remain in operation until after the May 2013 Commencement weekend. The project will be completed in August 2013.
Handicapped access to the lower level of Miley will be available from the courtyard or from New Residence’s Narragansett Avenue entrance and elevator.
As with any large construction project, noise and other disruptions should be expected. For the latest updates on the Miley construction project, members of the University community are encouraged to visit this site frequently for updates.