Thursday, Dec. 2, Associate Vice President for Campus Living Maggie Evans sent an email to current One Tribe Place residents, announcing that OTP will not be open for the 2022-2023 school year. The dorm is currently planning to reopen in August 2023.
While the dorm is closed for student housing, OTP will undergo two major changes. First, there will be building system upgrades, including several necessary projects that were identified in a recent engineering study. Secondly, an unoccupied portion of the building will be demolished, allowing for future site development. OTP only recently reopened in September 2020, after being closed for a year due to structural deterioration.
“While OTP is currently safe for occupancy, the extent of work required cannot be completed over a summer break,” Evans wrote. “We also recognize that the demolition work is too disruptive to undertake while the building is occupied.”
OTP is considered one of the most popular student housing options for students, due to the private bathrooms and full beds in each room. Richmond Hall will be reopening for student housing for the next school year, after being closed in the 2021-2022 school year.