The end is nigh. In summer 2019, the long-respected Holmes Lounge will serve food for the last time.
Etta’s Cafe and the carvery station in Holmes Lounge are both tentatively set to close with the opening of Parkside Cafe, an eatery in the newly constructed Schnuck’s Pavilion, in the summer of 2019.
Construction on the new overpass will extend into the fall semester, with the structure re-opening in late October, along with construction on the East End Expansion, the majority of which is expected to be completed by spring of 2019.
Over the summer, the underground parking garage as well as several building structures were completed as a part of the East End expansion.
This year’s ThurtenE Carnival will take place near Francis Field and Washington University’s May 2018 commencement will be in Brookings Quadrangle, with parking located off campus at The Muny.
The area between Hillman Hall and Givens Hall will be prepared for closure Nov. 22 through Dec. 15. During this time, signage announcing the closure will be posted, landscaping will be cleared and a temporary sidewalk will be installed.
The annual ThurtenE Carnival will take place on the west end of the Danforth Campus this spring as a result of construction on the East End of the Danforth Campus.
Construction on the east end expansion, Olin Library and Bryan Hall are all on schedule.
In accordance with wishes from the family, Washington University is not currently naming the student who was found dead Friday morning at the East End construction site. Construction was halted after a worker discovered the body at 8 a.m. Friday but is expected to resume Monday, Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Jill Friedman said.
Following commencement in May, Washington University broke ground on its largest capital project to date while continuing work on two other sites—Olin Library and Bryan Hall/Overpass, also known as the Driving Discovery project.
Between the expansion of Umrath House, the ongoing renovations to Olin Library and the frequent Overpass closures, it’s safe to say that students at Washington University are used to construction.