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2020 Campus Upgrades

Bost pool

Favorite Spots at GWU Receive Makeovers to Begin New Semester

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—While you’ve been away from campus this spring and summer, the Gardner-Webb Operations team has been busy making upgrades to several areas on campus.

David S. Wacaster, Director of Operations for Facilities & Maintenance, gives a brief description of the improvements you’ll see in August:

Bost Pool

The structure over the pool is being replaced, along with the pool heater and pump. The area will also receive new LED lighting, a ventilation system, and four new 27-foot infrared deck heaters. The interior will boast a new graphics package.

Decker Hall

Constructed in 1948, Decker is one of the oldest residence halls on campus. It has been upgraded with new flooring in hallways and bedrooms, new lighting in hallways and stairwells, and a new HVAC system in hallways. The lobby and kitchen have been renovated, and the laundry facility is compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Water fountain/bottle fillers have been placed on each floor.

Dover Campus Center Entrance

Renovations to the Dover Campus Center entrance include enlarging the front porch and steps and constructing a new ramp for accessibility. Automated doors will be added to the front of the building. The lower level doors near Chick-Fil-A are also being upfitted for automation. Digital signage will be installed on the left side of the porch, and new planters will decorate both sides of the porch.

Atrium Student Health Clinic, 148 Memorial Drive

The house at 148 Memorial Drive has also been transformed into the Atrium Student Health Clinic. The makeover includes new cabinets for exam and lab areas, new doors to exam rooms for accessibility and changes to make the restroom ADA compliant.

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