Illinois Wesleyan University
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Illinois Wesleyan University will renovate 2 residence halls that house first-year students

Jan. 10, 2023
The university has authorized $16.5 million for upgrades of Munsell and Ferguson halls on the Bloomington, Ill. campus.

Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington has approved plans to renovate two residence halls for first-year students.

The university says that its board of trustees has authorized up to $16.5 million to upgrade Munsell and Ferguson halls.

Plans call for Munsell renovations to be carried out in summer 2023, and work at Ferguson to be completed in summer 2024. The combined capacity of the two residence halls is 344 students.

The planned renovations include modernization of the first-floor lobbies, reconfiguration of the connecting bridges on floors 2 to 7, remodeling to single-user bathrooms and a refresh to finishes throughout hallways and resident rooms.

Several infrastructure changes will improve the quality of life for residents: new windows, HVAC upgrades in Ferguson, as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology improvements throughout. The project also will repair existing concrete walks and stairs.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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