Initial demolition began on the fourth floor in March 2019, and crews then made their way to floors three, two, and one.
Robertson Hall, the main building of the Woodrow Wilson School, is undergoing a major redesign and renovation project expected to conclude in late summer/early fall 2020.
This large-scale project is affecting all parts of Robertson Hall. During construction, Woodrow Wilson School administrators and faculty previously housed in Robertson are located in Green Hall on Washington Road.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When did construction begin in Robertson Hall? How long will it last?
A: Construction commenced in February 2019; work will continue for approximately 19 months with an expected completion date of late summer/early fall 2020.
2. What areas of Robertson Hall will be affected?
A: The proposed scope of the project includes the first, second, third, and fourth floors, portions of the lower level, and minor updates to Arthur Lewis Auditorium — nearly 48,000 square feet in total. During early June 2019 through early September 2019, all levels of Robertson Hall will be closed.
3. How will Robertson Hall be accessed during construction?
A: Access to the lower level from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on business days during the academic year is limited to the Washington Road entrance as well as the “tunnel” from Bendheim Hall (ADA-accessible entrance). Access to the lower level outside of these hours is restricted to those with Princeton University ID cards. During early June 2019 through early September 2019, the lower level will be closed to all except construction personnel. All other levels in Robertson Hall will be closed for the duration of the construction period.
4. Will Shultz Dining Room remain open for food and beverages during construction?
A: Shultz Dining Room will be closed for the duration of the project. Food and coffee are available in all of the other Princeton dining locations, including the Atrium Café in the Louis A. Simpson International Building just across Scudder Plaza from Robertson Hall.
5. Where will Woodrow Wilson School events take place?
A: Few public events will take place in the lower level of Robertson Hall during the academic year; most public events will be relocated to other locations on campus. Always be sure to check the location of an event on the Woodrow Wilson School’s calendar.
6. How will I receive mail in my new office at Green Hall?
A: Mail will be delivered to the Green Hall mail room (1-N-2) by FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Business and Facilities staff will continue to make deliveries to WWS offices located in Corwin, Bendheim, and Fisher Halls. For mail sent to Green Hall (such as packages), items should be addressed as follows:
Woodrow Wilson School / Green Hall
[Recipient Office #]
Princeton, NJ 08544
Mail addressed to Robertson Hall will be delivered to recipients’ new offices in Green Hall, but may be delayed due to Robertson construction.
7. Where can I find a directory of WWS offices in Green Hall?
A: The directory can be found here.