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Williams Hall | Signature Spaces
 
Herbert A. Roemmele '53 Global Commons and Roemmele Plaza
1st & 2nd Floor $5,000,000 COMPLETED
A two-level signature forum offers flexible gathering place amid an array of flat screens streaming global news and information.
 
The Sharon O. Maida and James R. Maida '85 Family Terrace
Outside, North $800,000 COMPLETED
A rejuvenated terrace, free of traffic, provides a welcoming area for engagement and interaction.
First Floor $750,000
Includes the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, the Global Commons, and the Religion Studies department
Second Floor $500,000
Includes the Sociology and Anthropology departments, as well as the Global Café
Third Floor $750,000
Includes the Student Affairs services, Dean of Students office, and shared seminar and conference rooms
Fourth Floor $500,000
Includes the Modern Languages Department and Center for Academic Success
 
Williams Hall | Departmental Spaces
 
Modern Languages and Literature
The department prepares Lehigh students for today’s global community by cultivating knowledge of international languages and cultures.
 
Departmental Office Suite 4th Floor $100,000
 
Department Chair's Office 4th Floor $50,000
Charged with strategic planning and relationship management, the chair serves as spokesperson for faculty and staff and helps carry out the mission of the department. 
 
Faculty Offices 4th Floor $25,000
Optimized offices enable diverse faculty to explore the intersections of their disciplines, reinforcing the role of Williams Hall as a space for globalization.
 
Visiting Scholar / Academic Grad / TA Spaces 4th Floor $10,000
These active and invigorating spaces for academic initiatives have global and international components, dedicated to visiting scholars, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants.
 
Office of Interdisciplinary Programs (OIP)
The office organizes more than 200 events annually and has 12 programs including Africana Studies, Eckardt Scholars, Ethics Series, American Studies, Asian Studies, Global Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
 
Office of Interdisciplinary Programs Suite 1st Floor $250,000
Includes both suites of the OIP, the administrative offices, and the shared resource room
 
OIP Administrative Suite 1st Floor $100,000
Ideally located to provide efficient and effective support to integrated programs, the suite helps foster diversity and community.
 
Area Studies Resource Suite 1st Floor $100,000
This flexible space accommodates visiting faculty, small group gatherings, visiting lecturers, the OIP library, and more.
 
Computer Lab Basement $75,000
A collaborative learning area houses multiple computer stations for academic assignments and student projects.
 
Staff Offices 1st Floor $25,000
Spaces within the hub of Williams Hall offer services for dozens of constituents across the university.
 
Visiting Scholar / Academic Grad / TA Spaces 1st Floor $10,000
These active and invigorating spaces for academic initiatives have global and international components, dedicated to visiting scholars, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants.
 
Religion Studies
Committed to the academic investigation of religion as an intrinsic and vital dimension of human experience and culture, this interdisciplinary department draws in students, faculty, and visiting scholars from all around the world, further supporting the global atmosphere of the new Williams Hall.
 
Departmental Office Suite 1st Floor $100,000
 
Department Chair's Office 1st Floor $50,000
Charged with strategic planning and relationship management, the chair serves as spokesperson for faculty and staff and helps carry out the mission of the department.
 
Faculty Offices 1st Floor $25,000
Optimized offices enable diverse faculty to explore the intersections of their disciplines, reinforcing the role of Williams Hall as a space for globalization.
 
Visiting Scholar / Academic Grad / TA Spaces 1st Floor $10,000
These active and invigorating spaces for academic initiatives have global and international components, dedicated to visiting scholars, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants.
 
Sociology and Anthropology
The department offers courses and research opportunities that foster societal awareness and an understanding of what it means to be human. Faculty members have completed research from as far afield as sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia. They also invite visiting scholars to contribute to the global nature of the Lehigh Valley. The new Williams Hall provides a comfortable space for them to conduct research and share knowledge.
 
Departmental Office Suite 2nd Floor $100,000
 
Department Chair's Office 2nd Floor $50,000
Charged with strategic planning and relationship management, the chair serves as spokesperson for faculty and staff and helps carry out the mission of the department.
 
Faculty Offices 2nd Floor $25,000
Optimized offices enable diverse faculty to explore the intersections of their disciplines, reinforcing the role of Williams Hall as a space for globalization.
 
Visiting Scholar / Academic Grad / TA Spaces 2nd Floor $10,000
These active and invigorating spaces for academic initiatives have global and international components, dedicated to visiting scholars, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants.

Williams Hall | Student Affairs
 
Student Affairs Office Suite 3rd Floor $100,000
The student affairs office works with students during every phase of their Lehigh experience, from their shared first-year orientation sessions, to the leadership training that will prepare them for a lifetime of success. This office nurtures a healthy and safe environment, works toward an equitable and accepting culture of respect, and provides academic support. They also work with an expanding core of international students and with students who deal with an increasingly complex range of personal issues.
 
Dean of Students Suite 3rd Floor $100,000
The Dean of Students office is committed to promoting a campus environment that fosters academic success, personal growth, and student development. Its departments advance the university’s educational mission by extending the learning environment beyond the classroom through distinctive and rewarding programs.
 
Disability Support / Academic Transitions / Center for Academic Success Office Suite 3rd Floor $100,000
 
Disability Support provides access to students who are substantially limited by a diagnosed disability, to ensure they grow independently to their fullest potential at a competitive university. Academic Transitions is focused on proactive outreach and support to various student populations, including first-generation college students, student-athletes, and students of color, as a way to promote their academic and personal success. The Center for Academic Success is committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential.
 
Residence Life/Student Conduct Suite 3rd Floor $100,000
Living on campus is an integral part of a Lehigh learning experience. Residence Life staff, both professional and students, are trained and willing to guide and help students along their journey. The Office of Student Conduct educates students and assists them in understanding and accepting their obligations as citizens of the community.
 
Center for Academic Success 4th Floor $100,000
Committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential, the Center provides peer-tutoring services in many first- and second-year courses and study skills assistance. Their goal is to help students become successful, independent, and self-confident learners.
 
Vice Provost of Student Affairs Office 3rd Floor $50,000
John Smeaton, vice provost of student affairs, has been with Lehigh since 1984. He leads a highly trained staff of professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life at Lehigh.
 
Center for Academic Success Large and Small Tutoring Rooms 4th Floor $50,000
The center offers tutoring in select first-year and sophomore-level classes. Tutoring is provided by upperclass peers who have excelled in the course, thus encouraging the collaborative atmosphere of Williams Hall.
 
Center for Academic Success Resource Room 4th Floor $25,000
The center offers resources for time management, study strategies, different learning styles, sleep and stress, preparing for exams, text anxiety, and more.
 
Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The Office of the Dean of Students strives to foster personal development and a sense of responsibility in our students; serve as an advocate for student concerns; respond to emergency and crisis situations; and assist students in preparing for their lives beyond Lehigh.
 
Director of Planning and Assessment Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Assessment of key student services and student learning are essential to fostering an outstanding student experience and measuring success.
 
Associate Dean of Students and Strategic Initiatives Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The associate dean oversees Residence Life, First Year Experience, Student Activities, Greek Affairs, and Leadership Development
 
Associate Dean of Students Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The associate dean oversees Academic Support, Academic Transitions, Center for Academic Success and Student Conduct.
 
Preventive Strategies Director Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The director is focused on the reduction of student risk and harm related to health and safety, including programs such as Lehigh After Dark.
 
Assistant to VP/Special Projects Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Focusing on strategic planning, marketing, compliance and professional development, the Special Projects office is an integral part of Student Affairs.
 
University Communications Liaison Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The Student Affairs department has an in-house communications liaison to help keep parents and alumni informed about news and events on campus.
 
Case Manager Office 3rd Floor $25,000
The Case Manager is available to students in need of personal, social, and academic growth and discovery.
 
Residence Life Assistant Director Offices 3rd Floor $25,000
Lehigh has 5 Assistant Directors who manage each of the 12 residential areas on campus, as well as the 102 Gryphons spread between all buildings.
 
Residence Life Director Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Living on campus is an integral part of the Lehigh learning experience. Residence Life staff, both professional and students, are trained and willing to guide and help students along their journey. Includes the Gryphons.
 
Residence Life Associate Director/Residence Curriculum Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Programs include bLUprint, where students help design curriculum.
 
Assistant Dean of Students/Student Conduct and Community Expectations Office
3rd Floor $25,000
This office is charged with providing a fundamentally fair and educationally based system for administering the university’s student conduct system.
 
Center for Academic Success Director Office 3rd Floor $25,000
This center, which provides tutoring services, is committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential.
 
Assistant Dean Academic Transitions Office 3rd Floor $25,000
This division is focused on proactive outreach and support to various student populations, including first-generation college students, student-athletes, and students of color, as a way to promote their academic and personal success.
 
Assistant Dean Academic Support Services Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Support services includes Learning Disability Support.
 
Director Learning Disability Support Office 3rd Floor $25,000
Lehigh is committed to providing access to students who are substantially limited by diagnosed disability. The ultimate goal is to ensure that students with disabilities have an opportunity to grow independently to their fullest potential at a competitive university.
 
Center for Academic Success Grad Assistant Office 4th Floor $15,000
Through the essential support of graduate assistants, the center offers critical programs such as tutoring and study skills support.

Williams Hall | Shared Spaces
 
The Greenhouse 2nd Floor $100,000
The south entrance of the building is envisioned as a new "front porch" for Williams Hall. A bridge will lead from Sayre Drive into Roemmele Outdoor Plaza. Every student will walk through this light-filled space when entering the building from the south side.
 
Seminar Room (Large) Multiple $75,000
For classes, meetings or quiet studies, large seminar rooms are equipped with a conference table and chairs to seat 15-18 students.
 
Sabatino Ciatti '88 and Lynn A. Ciatti Global Café 2nd Floor $50,000 COMPLETED
This unique, public café will be a natural meeting spot for students and faculty from across disciplines to meet for a friendly coffee-break or an informal study session.
 
Seminar Room (Small) Multiple $50,000
Small seminar rooms are equipped with a conference table and chairs to seat 6-10 students. Seminar rooms offer a “humanities approach” to holding class discussions, rather than traditional fixed-seating auditorium style classroom.
 
ADA Access / Lobby 1st Floor $25,000
One of the goals of this renovation project is to make Williams Hall more accessible from the outside and to ease navigation within the building.
 
Elevator $25,000 COMPLETED
The public elevator is the key to enhanced access to Williams Hall, not only for disabled people, but also for convenient access to the beautiful, open-concept Global Commons, student affairs offices, academic departments, and shared seminar rooms and lounges.
 
Small Lounge Top of the stairs on the 3rd and 4th floor $10,000 3rd Floor COMPLETED
The lounges will be equipped with comfortable chairs and small meeting tables for students, staff, and faculty to collaborate and study.
 
AV Room Basement $10,000
The state-of-the-art facilities available to faculty and visiting scholars at Williams Hall will require an on-site AV room to facilitate dynamic presentations.
 
Catering Kitchen 2nd Floor $10,000
Williams Hall will be equipped to present receptions and special events in its shared spaces. This catering space is large enough to accommodate food transported from larger campus kitchens and will provide ample counter-space for plating of food for served meals.
 
Kitchenette One per floor $10,000
A kitchenette will be available for faculty and staff personal use.
 
Be part of it. For information on Williams Hall, please contact Jennifer Nelson at (610) 758-2837 or jlj490@lehigh.edu. 
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