Well, those seniors are getting some cash for the trouble. [Disclosure: I'm a senior who lives in Nevils. So, I'm getting paaa-aaaid.]
In an email sent yesterday evening, Vice President of University Facilities and Student Housing Karen Frank announced that each senior will be given $200.
“We have listened to your concerns, acknowledge the inconvenience and disruption, and understand that you may incur some unanticipated expenses as a result of this temporary relocation,” Frank wrote. “For these reasons, we will provide $200 to each graduating senior scheduled for relocation from Nevils in preparation for the renovation.”
The early move-out date, which is scheduled for May 16, is due to major renovations planned to begin during Senior Week. During the summer, the apartments will be outfitted with new lights, windows, heating and cooling systems, fire alarms, and remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. (If you’re living in Nevils next year, you’ll appreciate that last one more than you’ll ever know. Trust me.)
Frank added that the University will provide “moving assistance” for the displaced students, which includes “packing materials as well as personnel and trucks to move belongings from one location to another.”
“Please know that we worked closely with our contractors to delay closure as long as possible,” she wrote. “The work is so extensive that we must begin the work as scheduled.”
After the jump, we’ve republished Frank’s entire letter.