Although Columbia University remains operational throughout the year, the summer months provide many faculty and students with a well-earned respite. Facilities and Operations uses the summer to complete projects that can only take place when students are away, such as residence hall renovations, and exterior projects that require warmer weather. Other construction projects are slated for summer to take advantage of a smaller impact on the decreased campus population.
The summer of 2018 includes a wide range of projects taking place from the Morningside campus up to the Baker Athletics Complex. Of particular interest are several disability access updates, including exterior ramps, a new interior lift, and restroom accessibility updates.