University Community Invited to Summer Construction Information Session; CPDC Provides Information on Summer Projects

As Commencement approaches, vice president and chief campus facilities officer Pete Sala and the team at Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) are preparing the University community for the summer construction projects. Sala and staff at CPDC will host a virtual information session on Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m.

The meeting can be accessed via Zoom.

For those unable to attend, the following summary is provided for your information. After the meeting, the slides and campus maps used in the presentation will be posted on the Campus Planning, Design and Construction website.

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Mountain Goat Run May 5 to Lead to Road Closures, Shuttle Delays on Campus

The 46th annual Mountain Goat Run will take place Sunday, May 5. More than 2,500 runners are expected to take part in the race, which will affect traffic and roads in the city throughout the day. The 10-mile course traverses a large section of the City of Syracuse, including roads on campus and around the University area.

Members of the campus community should be advised that temporary road closures will take place between 9:45 a.m. and noon on the day of the race. Centro shuttles and Syracuse University trolleys will also be delayed during that time, affecting travel to and from South Campus.

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Campus Planning, Design and Construction Makes Progress on Creating More Accessible and Equitable Campus

Throughout the 2023-24 academic year, the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) has undertaken over a dozen projects spread across campus in support of the initiatives of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan. Several projects are still underway, with more to come in the 2024-25 academic year.

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How Syracuse University Is Making a Difference Through Its Sustainability Efforts (Podcast)

During April, the campus community is coming together to celebrate Earth Month. On this ‘Cuse Conversation, Knox discusses the state of sustainability at Syracuse University, the wide range of Earth Month efforts occurring on campus, how the University is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2032, how you can get involved with these initiatives and why she left her career as a television meteorologist to pursue her passion for sustainability and preserving the Earth.

Check out episode 162 of the “’Cuse Conversations” podcast featuring Knox. A transcript [PDF] is also available.

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’Cuse Collections Donation Event 2024

Sustainability Management is happy to announce the dates for the end-of-semester donation event known as ’Cuse Collections. From Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 7, two storage containers will be placed on North Campus and one will be placed on South Campus to collect donations. Donation drop-off times will be posted on the Sustainability Management social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and X) and on

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Syracuse University Advances Housing Strategy With Purchase of Hotel Skyler Syracuse

As a follow-up to the release of the University’s inaugural strategic housing plan, which was shared with the campus community last month, Syracuse University today announced the purchase of the Hotel Skyler Syracuse. This acquisition, which recently received approval from the Board of Trustees, follows the University’s announcement that it will convert the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center into student housing beginning in fall 2024.

“The University recognizes the impact the Sheraton transformation has on our campus community, particularly for teams and individuals responsible for booking hotel rooms, planning events and coordinating travel,” says John Papazoglou, senior vice president and chief operations officer. “This acquisition will allow the University to continue providing first-class hotel services to our campus community in a way that aligns with the priorities and goals of our overarching strategic housing plan.”

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‘Go Local’ Vendor Fair Held at Drumlins Country Club

The University is hosting a Vendor Fair today as part of its “Go Local” economic initiative. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Drumlins Country Club ballroom.

Local business owners can meet with University purchasing managers to identify opportunities to see how their goods and services can supply the needs of the University.

Go Local is the University’s commitment to leverage the economic power of the institution to improve regional economic inclusion through four key areas: building, hiring, buying and community connections. The initiative seeks to broaden participation of local, minority, women and veteran-owned businesses in construction and service contracting opportunities; expand hiring of local residents, with a focus on neighborhoods in need of job opportunities; and increase economic growth and employment in Syracuse through the University’s purchasing activities.

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Energy Savings Realized Upon Completion of CST Project

Improvements were made to the mechanical systems at the Center for Science and Technology (CST) in 2021 and 2022. The multi-phase plan started in 2019 and is now complete. The project involved adding an energy recovery loop to the laboratory exhaust and reconfiguring the chillers to operate in heat recovery mode. These upgrades have resulted in a 25% reduction in steam use in 2023 and an annual emissions reduction of over 500 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e).

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Chancellor Syverud Announces First Phase of University’s New Strategic Housing Plan

Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced details of the first phase of the University’s new strategic housing plan. This strategy follows approval from the Board of Trustees. Today’s announcement of the strategic housing plan follows the completion of a comprehensive, three-year housing review, which, among other things, found that undergraduate students wanted more options for living in University housing on North Campus that provides seamless access to various campus facilities and amenities.

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