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Renovations under way on Fleming Hall

January 18, 2012

A $6.6 million renovation project is under way on a north campus residence hall at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Fleming Hall, which opened in 1962, is scheduled to reopen in fall 2012.

Students will have new bathrooms, carpet and furnishings. The building also will have new windows, heating, electrical, plumbing, network wiring and fire alarm and fire suppression systems. Also, an elevator will be added, the interior will be repainted and windows will be added to the basement and hallways to add more natural light.

A total of 195 students lived in Fleming Hall last fall. About 60 have moved into McCalmont Hall on south campus. Space in McCalmont Hall opened up when the psychology department offices recently moved to Harvey Hall.

The other students living in Fleming Hall were moved into various halls that had vacancies at the semester break or have moved off campus, according to Scott Griesbach, director of University Housing.

Second-semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 23.

In 2010, Fleming Hall was connected to Hovlid Hall via a new shared entryway. That project included the renovation of Hovlid Hall and construction of North Point Dining and Fitness Center.

All three buildings are connected. “This project completes that complex and provides a nice new environment for upperclass students living on north campus,” Griesbach said.

At nearby Wigen Hall, bathrooms were renovated last year and the lobby, desk and game room will be updated in summer 2012.

North campus changes began with the opening of Red Cedar Hall, with apartment-style rooms, in 2005.

The Fleming Hall project will be paid for by student housing fees. No taxpayer dollars are being used. The project was approved by the UW System Board of Regents and State Building Commission in September 2011.

The general contractor is Howard Immel of Green Bay.

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