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Welch Hall reopens as library and student center

Room and board. Welch Hall’s newly restored Great Hall, on the first floor, ready for the March meeting of the Board of Trustees. After nearly five years of construction, the final piece of the north campus modernization process is now complete and opens to the campus this month. The Welch Hall refurbishment, which began in January 2011, has finished on time and on budget and will link the north and south parts of the Rockefeller campus together with a twenty-first century library outfitted with grand study spaces and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

Welch Hall renovation to begin in January

The renovation of Welch Hall, which has housed the university’s library since its construction in 1929 and once served as its main dining facility, will begin in January, president Paul Nurse announced last week. The plan to modernize Welch, which has been under development for several years but was suspended after the university’s finances unexpectedly worsened in 2008, was formally approved by the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Operations Committee on October 6.