Farewell stairwell. The Dining Hall as thousands of Spartans know it is undergoing an extreme makeover.

The next phase of the Dining Hall renovation — the third of four parts — includes renovations in the east wing near College Avenue and the central core of the building.

“The stairwell is gone now,” said Fred Patrick, director of UNCG Facilities Design & Construction. “They’re jackhammering the concrete (near the stairs) now.”

With new stairs at the western and eastern sides of the building, students will be able to enjoy a better use of that central space. On the top floor will be a beautiful basilica-type dome. “They’re installing pilings for structural support of the dome. Then they’ll build the dome.

“It’s going to be amazing,” Patrick said.

Get more details on the Dining Hall renovations and other campus construction in this week’s Campus Weekly.