University Center bathrooms receive repair

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The Facilities Management office at Pacific University has remained fast at work over the winter break, and are now in the process of nearing the final stages of a two-month-long renovation project in the bathrooms on the lower level of the University Center (UC).

“It was time we did some upgrades for plumbing purposes and aesthetic purposes,” Steve Klein, director of the UC and student activities said. “The upstairs and the downstairs definitely feel decades apart. It was overdue.”

According to Director of Facilities Management Cindy Schuppert, the decision to renovate the bathrooms was made last year, after her office completed a smaller renovation project in the Multipurpose Room of the UC.

“It has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while,” Schuppert said. “I think it’s going to make a
big difference.”

The bathrooms, which will be re-open for use on Feb. 12, have been upgraded with new flooring, countertops, sinks, toilets and urinals. The bathrooms have also been repainted and will now include privacy panels in the urinal section of the men’s restroom.

Other parts of the UC received attention as well over winter break, with the carpeting and linoleums on the top-floor undergoing a deep clean in preparation for students returning to campus for the spring semester.

The Facilities Management office also worked on re-carpeting the Taylor-Meade Auditorium and repairing parts of the “Dog House” in McCormick Hall over the break. Schuppert said there are several
smaller projects lined up for the spring semester, including re-carpeting project in Marsh Hall, set to happen over spring break.


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