Penn State University
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Feb. 21) recommended the final plan approval and expenditure of funds for the next phase of the long-term initiative to renovate the East residence halls at University Park.
Phase 2a of the project includes renovating Sproul and Geary halls. As with previous phases, the facilities will receive new and efficient building systems, connection to the campus chilled water system for climate-controlled living spaces and updates to recreational spaces. Shared private bathrooms will also be added to the core of each floor.
With this renovation, the basement of Sproul Hall will see a new student lounge, laundry facilities and a seminar room with a stairwell open to the floor above. The first floor will boast a two-story addition providing space for prominent new entrances bringing abundant natural light to the common spaces on the first three floors. In Geary Hall, the ground floor will see renovated common areas and an apartment for a residential director.