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Construction and Renovation Projects

Crown College Residence Hall Renovations

September 2017

A renovation project has begun at Crown College, the first of its kind since Crown was opened in 1967. While we are excited about the upcoming improvements and changes, we also know that some elements of the construction will be affecting you, and we want you to know what to expect when you arrive.

One project included in the renovation is some much needed work on the roofs. All of the residence hall roofs will eventually be replaced, but this summer work began on Gauss, Descartes, and Maxwell. When you arrive for move-in, you will see that work is in progress. Should our welcome week include a little rain, please know the roofs are watertight, so you and your belongings will stay dry.

Crown College renovation in progress
The renovation at Crown College is in progress

You will notice scaffolding and fencing around these buildings. For residents of affected buildings, you may also see the scaffolding outside your bedroom window. This equipment is meant only for use by construction folks to access their supplies and the roofs via the outside of the building. You may also want to keep your curtains closed during the workday. As sections of roof are completed, the associated scaffolding will be removed.

Crown College renovation scaffolding
Scaffolding outside some of the buildings

Please stay out of the construction areas and follow signs for building exits and entrances. As work continues, paths of travel may change, so please pay attention to changes.

Most of the Crown renovation project is structured so that one unoccupied residence hall will be worked on at a time. Work hours for the duration of the project are scheduled to be Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm with noisier work not starting until 8am. There are a few exceptions to this plan, such as the current work on the roofs. We will keep you informed with updates to this site.

Alex Belisario
College Administrative Officer

March 2017

Beginning June 2017, and continuing in a phased approach, each of the residence hall buildings at Crown College will be renovated to update and improve residential rooms for students. The renovation project will take place over a three-year period during which one residence hall building at a time will be offline and unoccupied while renovations are completed.

Crown College at UC Santa Cruz
Crown College viewed from above

The project will commence with Leonardo House being offline and undergoing renovations from summer 2017 until the middle of winter quarter 2018. Once the renovated Leonardo building is ready to be occupied, residents of Galen House will be reassigned to spaces in Leonardo for the remainder of the 2017-18 academic year. Galen will then remain offline for the remainder of the year while it undergoes renovations.

We appreciate Crown community’s patience and understanding of noise and other construction impacts during the renovation process.

Residence hall at Crown College
A residence hall at Crown College

Project Background and Scope

The goals of this major maintenance project are to:

The buildings incorporated in the project are the eight Crown residence halls (constructed in 1967) as well as the Leonardo apartments (constructed in 1968).

Each residence hall was originally designed to include one apartment (originally intended for live-in staff); the project will integrate these apartments with the residence halls and by doing so, will add a total of 22 bed spaces.

The Leonardo apartments will be converted to serve the live-in staff need.