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Academic Commons Project Timeline

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October 9, 2006

Architects from DesignGroup met with Facilities Operations staff, Academic Commons committee members, and Circulation Department staff members at a full day of meetings on Tuesday, October 3rd. There were wide-ranging discussions of the architects' preliminary designs and how well they incorporate programmatic ideas brought forth so far in our planning.

March 4, 2007

At their meeting on March 3, the Oberlin College Trustees approved construction of the Academic Commons on the Main Level of Mudd Center. See the Library Perspectives for a full description of the project.

May 21, 2007

Removal of all furniture on Main level begins; staff moves to alternate locations in Mudd.

May 29, 2007

Necessary demolition begins; Mudd Center closes.

May 30, 2007

Mudd Center reopens; circulation services relocated to A-Level; access to main level limited to Administrative offices, photocopiers and technical services offices.

August 15, 2007

Construction complete; furniture and computer deliveries begin.

August 28, 2007

Academic Commons opens!

March 6, 2011

The Academic Commons officially renamed in honor of outgoing Oberlin College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lemle 76 and his wife, Roni Kohen-Lemle 76, at a dedication ceremony held in the Academic Commons

Last updated:
August 25, 2012