Students benefit from summer projects in residential areas
Published: September 11, 2023
Author: Dave Bell
Several residence halls on the Greenville University campus received a facelift this summer as GU’s facilities department staff and other outside contractors completed several projects.
“The common areas in residence halls were the main focus,” said Barb Sands, director of operations. “We painted those common areas and hallways, and placed upgraded furniture in lounges in Mannoia Hall and Burritt Hall.
“It’s our goal to keep those public spaces refreshed on a rotating schedule. We want them to be nice areas for students to gather.”
Three areas got special attention this summer. Residents in the 12-unit Blankenship (Tower) Apartments returned to school to find that stacked washer and dryer units had been placed in each apartment. Visitors to the Upper Union found new chairs, couches, and a new pool table. And kitchens in Tenny Hall received upgrades, including new microwaves.
Other upper-division housing units received routine maintenance on appliances and air-conditioning units.
“By doing these upgrades, we want students to know that we care about the spaces they live in,” Sands said. “After all, this is their home away from home for nine months of the year.”