Please remember these dates and information which were shared in the Dean’s Commentary on March 25:
1. The last day of operation for Cafe 1823 will be May 15, 2019. On May 10, there will be an event at Cafe 1823 for our neighbors, friends, and the VTS family.
2. The last day of operation for the Refectory is May 16, 2019.
3. There will be no lunch provided for staff/faculty from Friday, May 17- Sunday, August 4. Lunch services will resume Monday, August 5 for students, faculty, and staff in an alternative location on campus.
During the construction, 1823 will not operate. The Flamingo will be in The Wilderness, 1220 Wilmer Lane, but the opening date is yet to be determined.
When lunch resumes on August 5, it will be prepared and served in a portable kitchen with a big tent (which will have a floor) on the east end of the Grove. This area will be removed from the construction in Addison and the Refectory/Scott Lounge/1823/Kitchen. By late summer, the renovation of Key Hall should be in the “home stretch.” The temporary Refectory will be near where most classes will be taking place.
As Addison Academic Center is renovated, we will continue with all classes in different parts of the campus. Larger classes will be held in the Goodwin Board Room, Gibbs Room, and Sparrow Hall. For smaller classes, we will make use of the Aspinwall Conference Room and the Library’s Large Group Study Room. In some cases, existing furniture will be replaced by more flexible and moveable furniture, so that the spaces can be easily configured in different ways. All rooms will be outfitted with portable whiteboards and appropriate AV equipment. The appropriateness of the space for each course will be the first consideration, followed by anticipated class size and other class needs within the same timeslot.
With advanced planning and creative thinking, classes will be appropriately supported in these new, temporary spaces. The basic rhythm of our community life will continue—but it will be different! Our days will still be defined by Chapel, Coffee, Class, and Lunch. There will be exciting new venues for Class, Coffee, and Lunch.
The Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Bicentennial Campaign