The Commons @ Cravens Update


Thank you all for your continued patience with the renovation of Cravens 4th floor. Please express acknowledgement to the students too as you are able.  I wanted to provide a monthly update and let you know that everything is still on schedule for reopening in January. We’ve put banners on the walkway to Cravens and renderings inside Helm and Cravens to give you a glimpse of the transformation.

  • Ceiling clouds are being hung to define Circulation Services, the laptop counter and the Single Service Point (Research, Technology, and Writing). Ceiling tiles and light panels are being installed. The grids have been painted to give a fresh look to the ceiling.
  • November brings painting to be mostly completed, the carpentry to be finished, paneling to be installed, as well as carpeting and tile to be installed.
  • Certain areas of the 4th floor will be closed at different points through the month while the carpet and tile is being laid. During the week of November 12th the main area will be carpeted and tiled. For the couple of days that the breezeway is being tiled/carpeted we will have to lock it and close it off. The lobby area will be getting tiled on the week of November 19th (unless things are moved up), during which time the entrance off the bridge and access to that area of the floor will be closed off, presumably only for a few days.

We will let you know specifically when the 4th floor entrance will not be available when the lobby area is being retiled as I know some students have concerns about access to that HigherOne ATM.

Thank you.

Connie Foster, Interim Dean
WKU Libraries

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