More Than $35 Million In Upgrades Completed At SUNY Schools

Alfred State College
Alfred State College

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $35 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout the state are complete. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) completed these projects in time for students to begin the fall semester.

“These upgrades will help ensure New York’s world class state university system remains competitive and draws the best and brightest in New York and beyond for years to come,” Cuomo said. “With these investments today, we will be creating an environment at SUNY colleges and university to foster New York’s next generation of leaders.”

The projects were completed with funds derived from residence hall fees.

“Speed and efficiency are two hallmarks of the services DASNY provides and these projects serve as a perfect example,” said DASNY President & CEO Gerrard P. Bushell. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with SUNY campuses to provide students across New York the best possible environment to learn and grow as future leaders, innovators and creators.”

SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam

Campus upgrades will allow SUNY schools to continue to compete for top educators, researchers and students from across the globe.

“Our returning students in particular will certainly see a change as New York State investment and DASNY dedication improved and updated areas of our infrastructure that were in great need,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “This critical maintenance is a positive step forward to ensure a healthy and safe campus environment.”

SUNY campus projects completed this summer include:

Campus: UAlbany

Value: $2.2 million

Student rooms and corridors in Alden and Waterbury resident halls, located in the Alumni Quad, received new paint and electrical fixtures, in addition to new bathroom shower heads. Elevators in the Eastman, Stuyvesant and Livingston towers were also replaced.

Campus: Alfred State College

Value: $1.9 million

New boilers were installed in three residence halls.

Campus: SUNY Brockport

Value: $809,000

The reconfiguration and renovation of Perry, Bramley and Biggs Halls is complete, creating more open and bright entryways. Various parking and walkway upgrades were also completed, as well as bathroom ventilation systems in McLean Hall.

Campus: Buffalo State

Value: $3.4 million

The roofs of Porter Hall and the Moore Complex have been replaced. Also, asbestos was removed from the Tower Two residence hall and the exterior stone panels on the northwest campus façade have been stabilized.

Campus: The College of Technology at Delhi

Value: $1.2 million

Two lounges in Russell Hall have been converted into kitchens, and the exterior of Murphy Hall has been updated.

Campus: SUNY Geneseo

Value: $3.8 million

Brand new boilers have been installed in six residence halls.

Campus: SUNY Oneonta

Value: $2.3 million

Five residence hall lounges have been converted into kitchens and fitness centers, and drainage improvements have been made to pedestrian walkways at the East Campus. In addition, wall coverings along the corridors of Blodgett Hall have been replaced, four residence hall fire alarm panels have been replaced, and four resident halls have received Wi-Fi upgrades.

Campus: SUNY Oswego

Value: $1.4 million

The underground steam line that feeds four residence halls was replaced.

Campus: SUNY Purchase

Value: $5 million

Major bathroom renovations in Big Haus residence hall are complete. Bedrooms, common areas and corridors were repainted and new floors were installed. New lighting and wardrobes have also been installed.

Campus: University at Buffalo

Value: $5.1 million

$2 million in high tech laundry upgrades on campus include “Laundry Alerts,” which allow students to check the status of their laundry, view wait times and reserve a machine from their smart phones. In addition, the staircase at Richmond Hall and concrete portions of the Governor’s Complex loading dock have been replaced. The Governor’s complex bathrooms were also upgraded.

Campus: SUNY Potsdam

Value: $1.9 million

$750,000 supported environmentally friendly upgrades. LED lighting and water-saving devices have been installed, including “low flow” shower heads, toilets and faucets. In addition, six high-rise elevators have been replaced.

Campus: SUNY New Paltz

Value: $5.7 million

As part of an effort to keep students safe, nine buildings, in addition to three already completed, have been outfitted with wireless door hardware to prevent illegal entry.

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