Campus offices to relocate as Schwarzman Center construction continues

The moves will enable offices currently housed in Woodbridge Hall, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, and Warner House to operate during construction.

Starting in February, several Yale offices will relocate as the next phase of construction of the Schwarzman Center begins.

The moves will affect the Offices of the Dean of Yale College, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), as well as the President’s Office. The relocation plans were announced on Jan. 30 in an email to the campus community by Yale College Dean Marvin Chun, GSAS Dean Lynn Cooley, and FAS Dean Tamar Gendler.

The relocations will enable offices currently housed in Woodbridge Hall, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS), and Warner House (1 Hillhouse Ave.) to operate during construction.

The move will keep these units “easily accessible to students, faculty, and staff,” noted the deans. “We are confident that the relocations are being staged to be as minimally disruptive as possible, and we are also pleased that planning for the Schwarzman Center is entering this exciting phase.”

The general timeline for these moves will be:

  • In February, the financial aid staff for the GSAS (led by Jennifer Brinley) will move from the first floor of Warner House to the second floor of 246 Church St. Meanwhile, the space formerly occupied by the GSAS financial aid staff will be renovated, as will space on the second floor of 55 Whitney Ave.
  • Over spring break (March 9-25), the Offices of Student Engagement (led by Burgwell Howard) and Student Affairs (led by Camille Lizarríbar) will move to newly renovated space on the second floor of 55 Whitney Ave.
  • Also over the March break, the Yale College Dean’s Office and a small team of staff will move to Warner House. In order to accommodate the building’s new residents, certain offices associated with the Dean of the FAS and Dean of the GSAS may move from one floor to another.
  • From spring break to August, the space on the first floor of SSS formerly occupied by the Yale College Dean’s Office will be renovated. Once the renovations are complete, members of the Office of the President (led by Peter Salovey) and the staff of the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life (led by Kim Goff-Crews) who are involved with governance and institutional events will move to the first floor of SSS.
  • The Yale College offices currently located on the garden level of SSS — the Office of Academic Affairs (led by Mark Schenker) — will remain in their current locations.

We recognize that these relocations will have an impact on all of us, and we are grateful for your patience as they proceed,” wrote Chun, Cooley, and Gendler. “We also ask for your constructive suggestions for making them as smooth as possible, and that you be alert to opportunities they have created that will improve the way we do our work.”

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