Construction on two major projects, the SAC Renovation and new academic building, has accelerated over the summer. Students will find that these areas of campus are shaping up since they left in the spring. SAC interior remodeling around the food service locations, addition of a new Starbucks along Floyd Street, and major structural progress on the west addition have taken place. The most disruptive work around key food locations will be substantially complete by August 21, the first day of class. The Starbucks at the east entrance to the SAC on Floyd Street will be open and operational by this time too. The expansion of the west wing will be home to a new ballroom, large meeting rooms, lounge areas, and retail space. As this work continues into the school year, I will make sure that any disruptions to space availability are mitigated properly. The new academic building is progressing quickly. The crane has been removed from the site, and the structure is showing its shape. The schedule is still on track for completion by fall 2018. The SGA Academic Vice President Jonathan Fuller and I will be working this year to finalize the interior concepts, including the classroom layout and a small dining option.