Renovation of a dining facility in Oklahoma Memorial Union and selection of construction management services related to OU’s residential colleges are among topics to be discussed by the OU Board of Regents at its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Norman.
The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Beaird Lounge of Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave. in Norman, with items submitted by Rogers State University, followed by Cameron University and then OU.
The board will consider a recommendation to renovate the Chick-Fil-A dining facility in Oklahoma Memorial Union, which is in need of improvements and expansion to better serve the growing student population. If approved, the renovation will include upgrades to its heating, air conditioning and plumbing.
The OU Board also will consider a proposal for at-risk construction management services related to the residential college student housing expansion project and associated parking facilities. In May, the board approved the residential colleges project as a part of the comprehensive Campus Master Plan of Capital Improvements Projects for the Norman Campus. This project implements the first phase of the master plan to upgrade OU’s aging housing facilities. The proposed new residential colleges will house approximately 600 students in a mix of room and suite configurations. The project will include dining, faculty housing, storm-hardened shelter, student lounge areas, and other organizational and academic amenities. The selected construction management firm also will be responsible for building new structured parking to replace spaces lost to the expansion of student housing and other planned projects.
The next meeting of the OU Board of Regents is currently scheduled for Dec. 3 and 4 in Oklahoma City.