Stories about "Alumni Walk"
Campus construction update: Week of Aug. 27

Friday, August 31, 2007 8:39 am

On Friday, Aug. 31, construction crews rushed to get much of Alumni Walk ready for traffic as students returned in force. The short-term objective is to open the walk from College Street as far east as Pettengill Hall. The entire walk won't be finished for weeks, and even in the section soon to open, landscaping chores, the placement of benches and lights, and similar work will continue.

So which one’s the pigweed again?

Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:48 am

Even as workers were whacking down and pulling up the green shag carpet of Alumni Walk weeds, Susan Hayward joined Campus Construction Update at the site on Aug. 27 to identify the plants that had volunteered so eagerly this summer.

Construction update, week of Aug. 13: Student housing opens

Friday, August 17, 2007 8:57 am

With its first occupants scheduled to move in later in the day, the new Bates student housing was introduced to the community with speeches and tours during the morning of Aug. 17.

Crosstown traffic: A pedestrian crosses the Alumni Walk site in front of Pettengill.
Campus construction update: Week of July 16, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:11 am

Upcoming road closures will add a certain frisson of adventure to life at Bates College.

Campus Construction Update: Week of July 2, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:00 am

The new student housing should be ready for occupancy in August, right on schedule, said Suzanne Grant, clerk of the works for the project.

Workers set a "trench box" where a retaining wall is being built next to Hedge. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of June 4, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:00 am

The 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green as paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week.

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 23, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Bates College's new residence adjacent to Mount David began to look more distinctly like Bates on April 19, as workers began laying the building's brick veneer.

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 9, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007 12:03 pm

Between the mud, the plastic wrap and the concrete, the colors of construction work are predominantly drab. But the rare "colorful" colors, as major projects building at Bates this year have shown, can be surprisingly bold.

Lost the Path
Campus construction update: Week of April 2, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007 12:00 am

It's nearly go time for construction of the Alumni Walk, the east-west campus connector. On April 16, 2008, work on the project is scheduled to begin.

The completion of the gables on the "flankers" makes the scale of 280 College St. more palpable. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of Jan. 8, 2007

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 11:57 am

About nine months remain before students move into the new student housing, adjacent to Rand Hall.

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