Hartwick’s investment in campus improvements includes projects completed since 2008. Highlights of these projects include:
Campus Gateway, 2017: The Gateway project improves the approach to the Hartwick Campus for visitors, and provides a stronger brand presence on West Street, to the main entrance. Better sight lines at the West/Clinton Street intersection and a crosswalk near the main entrance promote safety, clarity with regard to location of the main Hartwick College entrance.
Hartwick Drive Pedestrian Way- Founder’s Way, 2017: Hartwick Drive, from the West Street main entrance to Johnstone Science Center, was turned into a pedestrian walkway. Developing outdoor gathering spaces and replacing a central campus water main. The College enhanced the on-campus experience with seating areas, view enhancing features, and an outdoor amphitheater.
New Residence Hall, 2017: Construction of new apartment-style residence hall, offering a living-learning community by maximizing social experience and interaction with multiple common spaces for different uses: teaching, gathering, studying, and programming/events.
Yager Patio Improvements, 2017: Replaced the retaining walls at northeast side of the Yager Hall Patio. Portions of the block walls at the exterior steps were replaced. The walk and lights at lower side of Frisbee Field were also replaced.
Campus Paving, Sidewalks & Lighting Improvements, 2016-2017: All main campus roads and parking lots were milled and re-paved. Parking and vehicle travel around campus was improved along with sidewalks, signage and lighting. Resulting in improved safety for the campus community.
Dewar Union, 2016-2017: Created a new loading dock on the back of the building to replace the one on Hartwick Drive, installation of a new elevator that reaches four floors of the building, and the addition of a foot bridge for pedestrians to safely walk over loading dock traffic from Holmes Hall to new Founder’s Way, pedestrian walkway.
Johnstone Science Center Improvements, 2015-2017: Renovation of the ground floor to establish and expand the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage, renovation of fourth floor space to expand the Nursing Simulation Lab, renovation of an underutilized computer lab on second floor to add a new 40-seat classroom, renovation of greenhouse windows and environmental controls for more energy-efficiency, installed new boilers when the old ones failed, air conditioning for geology, microbiology and labs, animal rooms connected to back up generator.
Anderson Center for the Arts, 2013-2016: Theatre renovations included: new carpet, new seats, new sound system, sound panels, and new performance and ambient lighting. Updates to music areas included: new lockers, new environmental controls for the instrument storage area, and upgrades to the Music Circle. A new ventilation system was installed in the art and studio art areas of the building.
Binder Physical Education Center Women’s and Men’s Locker and Team Rooms, 2015 & 2016: The refurbished spaces include brand new lockers, showers and shower partitions, lights and light fixtures, paint, wall tile, and wall murals highlighting Hartwick athletics. Team rooms received upgrades including flat screen televisions, custom wood lockers, and rubber flooring.
Clark Hall, 2015-2016: The Language Lab was upgraded and new flooring was installed throughout the building.
Shineman Chapel House Renovation, 2016: The Celebration Room was renovated with new paint, carpeting, windows, doors, lighting, sound systems, furniture, projector and screen, and sound panels. The Human Resources offices were refurbished. A new multidenominational contemplation space was added.
Yager Hall Improvements, 2016: installation of humidification for archives, selected fan coil replacement second and third floors, and roof replacement.
Pine Lake Environmental Campus, 2008-2015: Investments in Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus include additional and improved wireless internet service, completion of the Cob House, improvements to the Vaudevillian, interior refurbishments and external enhancements to residential cabins, Robertson Lodge, Lakeside Classroom and Field Station, purchase of a 2015 Nissan Leaf, all-electric vehicle, a new high ropes pole course, and addition of an indoor bouldering/climbing wall in the Vaudevillian. Heating systems, including pellet stoves, have been upgraded.
Bookstore Renovation, 2015: The Hartwick College Bookstore managed by Barnes & Noble was renovated and expanded. The renovations, through a gift from Barnes & Noble, include increased space for book sales and Hartwick specialty gifts. All Bookstore services are now located on the third floor of Dewar Union.
John Christopher’s Cafe, 2015: John Christopher’s Cafe opened on the fourth floor of Yager Hall (in the old 24-hour study room) through a gift from Aramark Corporation. The new campus coffee house is adjacent to the library and is central to Campus. It has beautiful views of Frisbee Field, soft seating as well as tables. In addition to having an area that serves beverages and pastries, it is used 24 hours a day as a comfortable place to study or just hang out.
Dewar Union Welcome Desk and Commuter Area, 2014: Adjacent to the mailroom on the third floor in Dewar Union, we added an information desk to assist students and visitors with questions about events and how to get around campus. A commuter student area was added that includes vending, a microwave and refrigerator, and lockers for commuter student use.
Stack Lounge and Patio, 2014: The fully renovated Stack Lounge in Dewar Union serves as the campus living room, offering a place for students to hang out and be themselves 24 hours a day. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a stunning view of Frisbee Field and the new patio with outdoor seating overlooking the Susquehanna River Valley. Stack Lounge offers two flat screen televisions, group study tables, high top tables, and dozens of comfortable chairs. Stack Lunge also offers a piano, a billiards table and an air hockey game (both funded by Student Senate) and a vintage Pinball machine donated by an alumnus.
The Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatics Center, 2014, received renovations to improve water and air quality, new starting blocks, and other pool improvements.
James J. Elting H’13 Fitness Center, 2014: The James J. Elting H’13 Fitness Center was fully renovated with all new equipment from Keiser and Power Lift fitness. The facility was been expanded to 4,000 square feet and includes a plyometric/agility room.
The William V. Campbell H’10 Fitness Center, 2014: Added to Dewar Union, this 6,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art exercise facility is designed to meet the needs of all students. It includes the Perrella Cardio & Strength Training Center and the Hutman Studio.
Slade Theatre, Yager Hall, 2012: Improvements were made to enhance audience experience, including installation of new seats, new carpeting, and acoustics.
Laura’s Lounge, 2011: Funded by Student Senate, Laura’s Cafe was turned into Laura’s Lounge. The renovated space includes booth and table top seating, improved audio-visual systems, and a design to highlight the small stage, which can be used for open mic nights, comedians, and acoustic performers.
Binder Physical Education Center’s Lambros Arena renovations, 2008 and 2011: New lights, painted walls, new bleachers, and new playing floor highlighted the project.
Bresee Hall Lobby, 2008 and 2011: In 2008, the Bresee Hall lobby was painted and the floor was refinished as part of the reconfiguration of the Office of Admissions suite and Larsen Lounge. In 2011, the welcome lobby received a facelift, which included new furnishings to create a comfortable living-room space for visitors and students.
Golisano Hall, 2008: Golisano Hall is Hartwick’s state-of-the-art academic building, The three-story, 36,000 square foot building houses academic departments, classrooms, breakout rooms, conference rooms, study lounges, and offices for faculty and staff. Golisano Hall is Hartwick’s first LEED-certified building, and the first LEED-certified building in Otsego County. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification system developed by the the U.S. Green Building Council to provide specific criteria for green building design. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and other green building features were incorporated into the design of Golisano Hall.