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Elevator repairs and renovations this summer: Plan ahead

05.23.2014 | By:
Elevator repair sign

Throughout the summer, several elevators and buildings on campus will be undergoing renovations. Plan now if you will be affected by the campus improvement projects listed below and need special accommodations. Here is the updated repair dates. Please not the change in the School of Business. The School of Business will not be closed, only the elevator will be ungoing repairs.

  • Ella A. McFadden Building

The elevator in the Ella A. McFadden Building will be undergoing repairs May 19-June 16, and will be unavailable for use. 

  • School of Business Administration

The elevator in the School of Business Administration will be undergoing repairs June 16-June 20 and will be unavailable for use.

  • Poly United Methodist Church

The elevator in PUMC will be undergoing repairs June 23-27, and will be unavailable for use.

  • Oneal-Sells Administration Building

The elevator in the Oneal-Sells Administration Building will be undergoing major repairs June 30-July 25. The east-entrance door will also be inaccessible while the repairs are occurring, but the west-side and south-side entrances will be unaffected.

  • Armstrong Dorms

During the months of June and July, Elizabeth M. Armstrong Hall and O.C. Armstrong Hall will be closed for renovations.

  • Dora Roberts Dining Hall

Dora’s will be closed for renovations this summer. The Brown Lupton Campus Center (also known as the SUB) will be open. The last dining service at Dora’s is May 14 at lunch.

Faculty and staff assistance

Employees who work in or routinely visit these buildings as part of their job function should contact Dexter Dews, assistant director of human resources and risk management, to request accommodations. Please contact Dexter by email at or by phone at 817-531-4286

Once requests for accommodations from employees are received, Human Resources will work with supervisors to determine reasonable accommodations during the renovations.

Student assistance

Students who need special accommodations to access the buildings listed above during renovations should contact the Dean of Students, Dennis Hall, at or 817-531-6504. Facilities will work with student service department heads to ensure continuity of administrative services to our students. Student housing is currently working with students in the Armstrong Halls to temporarily relocate them for the summer. 

If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Director Brian Franks by email at, or by phone, 817-531-4454.