Signage and fencing indicating upcoming work was put in place outside the W.O. Young Building on Monday, Aug. 1.
The W.O. Young Building at Arkansas Tech University will remain open through mid-to-late September as ATU continues implementing its campus master plan for facilities.
The Young Building is partially surrounded by chain link fence in preparation for the demolition of the facility, which is scheduled to take place during the fall 2022 semester.
Barnes and Noble College Arkansas Tech University Bookstore and the U.S. Post Office in the Young Building will remain in their current locations for the next 6-to-8 weeks. Staff members whose offices are located in the Young Building will be re-located to new work accommodations during the month of August.
Following demolition of the Young Building, the parcel of land will be prepared as the site for a new student union and recreation center that is scheduled to open in 2025. The new facility is one aspect of a campus master plan approved by the ATU Board of Trustees on Oct. 19, 2017.