Welcome Back—Please Pardon Our Dust

Weber State University is abuzz with excitement and activity as students, faculty, and staff return to campus for the beginning of fall semester 2007. This year, there is an additional level of activity as WSU is transforming the heart of our Ogden campus with three major improvement projects. Construction for these improvements will disrupt the normal flow of pedestrian traffic and other operations for the next 18 months.

A temporary, chain-link fence will restrict access to a large portion of the central part of campus (see construction zone on map). This construction area will block access to sidewalks, detouring pedestrian traffic around the site. Access to the Shepherd Union Building from the north and south will be maintained. Signs along the perimeter will offer directional information to reach specific locations.

We recommend you give yourself an additional five minutes walking time, on average, to get around the construction zone.

Another alternative for students traveling across campus is the free campus shuttle bus service. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office for additional campus navigation assistance.

Information tables will be set up at key locations around campus during the first week of classes throughout the day on Monday and Tuesday, as well as during the late afternoon and early evening on Wednesday and Thursday. These tables will be staffed by faculty, staff and alumni volunteers who will be available to provide directions, maps, and to answer your questions.

These construction projects will result in significant improvements to our campus, including a renovated Shepherd Union Building, the new Elizabeth Hall classroom building and a beautifully redesigned Stewart Bell Tower Plaza with trees, grass and water features. 

The newly renovated western portion of the Shepherd Union Building will open in phases beginning the middle of September, 2007. 

We will do our best to keep you informed of any developments or issues that impact normal campus operations during this project. Your patience and understanding are much appreciated.