Frequently Asked Questions

Construction is sometimes noisy. How will this affect me?

Construction of Tabor Hall will at times be noisy. The construction crew has been instructed not to begin work that may cause an inordinate amount of noise until 8:00 a.m. and will complete their workdays at 4:30 p.m. Construction will not occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, a window unit air conditioner will be placed in every window of Blueridge Hall. The AC units will not only provide relief from heat during the warm months, but the "white noise" will significantly reduce the amount of extraneous noise that may be heard otherwise.

How will construction affect building security?

Construction workers will not have access to Blueridge Hall. It is important that residents not compromise the security of the residence hall by propping doors and allowing access to individuals other than residents, family, and friends.

Will students and/or parents be kept up-to-date on the progress of the construction?

Yes. Communication structures have already been put into place that will keep students, parents, and staff directly impacted by this construction up-to-date on the progress of activities. A web site which will allow you to view progress in this area will be available soon. We will provide you the link as soon as that site is live.

What about reduced green space within the residence hall quad?

A large portion of the Tabor, Blueridge, and Shenandoah Halls quad has been fenced off and will be off-limits to students and others not associated with the building construction in order for the construction company to store their equipment and supplies and stage areas for construction of Tabor Hall. However, just across Market Street, near Marion Residence Hall, you will find adequate green space. If you wish to toss a football, study outside, or socialize with friends you can do so in this area.

I have further questions about this issue. Who should I contact?

If you have additional inquiries about the construction, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs at 540-375-2308 and members of that office will do their best to answer your questions and/or direct you to the appropriate persons. Additionally, Vice Presidents Mark Noftsinger and Mac Johnson and other campus administrators will be available to speak with both Blueridge and Shenandoah residents and their parents during orientation weekend. A meeting to address possible concerns will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 4:45pm - 5:15pm in the Antrim Chapel. Residents of Blueridge and Shenandoah Halls and their parents are invited to attend.