Pending approval of the Princeton University Trustees, Robertson Hall, the main building of the Woodrow Wilson School, will undergo a major redesign and renovation project proposed to begin in January 2019 and take approximately two years.
This large-scale project will affect all parts of Robertson Hall. During construction, Woodrow Wilson School administrators and faculty currently housed in Robertson will be relocated to Green Hall on Washington Road.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When will construction begin in Robertson Hall? How long will it last?
A: Construction will begin in January 2019, pending trustee approval; although, only the lower level will be accessible after mid-December 2018. Demolition will begin on the higher floors of Robertson, and construction will continue for approximately 18-24 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.
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 will be 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. 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: With the exception of the current exhibit within the Bernstein Gallery (open through Jan. 31, 2019), no public events will be held in Robertson Hall, as of Dec. 14, 2018. 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.