Alumni Hall to undergo renovation, residents to move to Zahm next year
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Members of Alumni Hall will relocate to Zahm Hall for the 2022-2023 academic year while Alumni Hall undergoes a major renovation, per a Sept. 24 email from director of residential life housing operations Jonathan Retartha.
Retartha informed residents of Alumni Hall that they will return to a “significantly improved” Alumni Hall in the 2023-2024 academic year.
“We are excited for this opportunity to modernize the mechanical systems and improve the community building spaces in Alumni Hall while preserving the historical and cultural components that make Alumni so well loved by residents and alumni,” Retartha wrote.
The email said the renovation will draw from the University’s 2014 residential master plan and will most likely include a small addition to preserve the size of Alumni — similar to how the University renovated Dillon Hall, Alumni’s neighbor dorm.
“With so many similarities between the two buildings, Dillon Hall presents an excellent opportunity for you to get a sense of the work that will be done in Alumni,” the email said.
Alumni residents will have the opportunity to tour Zahm Hall in the spring prior to room picks.