ANNIE WEBER | NEWS EDITOR
Several meeting dates discussing the future of Schwitzer Hall were announced in an email from Chief of Staff Benjamin Hunter Tuesday morning.
The current residence hall for first-year women will be closed and decommissioned after this academic year. The Board of Trustees has approved a preliminary plan for a new residence hall. No further details were shared.
Plans for the dorm will be announced in more detail and those attending the meetings can give input at a series of four meetings:
Faculty Senate Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 8 a.m. in the Pharmacy Building, room 156
Staff Assembly Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Jordan Hall, room 141
Town Hall Meeting: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Jordan Hall 141
Town Hall Meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Atherton Union, room 326
According to the email, Schwitzer lacks Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations. Cost, capacity, accessibility and location were reasons given to decommission the dorm dedicated in 1956 to the first winner of a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Louis Schwitzer.
Though demolition is planned for Schwitzer, plans are in place to preserve some historical features and elements.
For more information, visit Butler.edu/Construction.
To read more about the new residence hall, click here.