Faculty and staff offices have been moved out of Harvey Hall, in the heart of campus, about six blocks north to Jeter-Tainter-Callahan residence hall on north campus until 2015.
The office moves, which took place during the summer, were the first steps in preparation for the $28 million Harvey Hall renovation. The project is scheduled to begin in February and last 18 months. The building won't reopen until fall 2015.
The contents of 135 offices were moved, mostly from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which was based in Harvey Hall.
Jeter-Tainter-Callahan, south of Broadway Street and overlooking Lake Menomin, is not being used as a residence hall. Dorm rooms have been turned into office spaces.
In addition to walking, faculty and staff have the option of taking a regular city bus route from north to south campus.
Classes will continue to be held in Harvey Hall's 22 general classrooms this fall. Beginning in January the entire building will close and classes will move to other buildings at less popular class times, such as 8 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m., according to Registrar Scott Correll.
"We have a lot of plans in place to make this work," Correll said.
Jeter-Tainter-Callahan is scheduled to be demolished after the Harvey Hall project is finished.
Harvey Hall opened in 1916.