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An Update on Poe Hall and Our Gratitude

Good afternoon, NC State students, faculty and staff,

As we kick off the new semester, we want to provide you with a brief update on the Poe Hall relocation efforts. At the end of the fall 2023 semester, the university made the decision to voluntarily close Poe Hall to conduct broad environmental testing on the building.

Poe Hall is home to more than 400 faculty, staff and graduate students in our College of Education and Department of Psychology, as well as the many students, faculty and staff who use the building for classes, research and other activities. We recognize that this decision was a tremendous disruption for all of you, and we want to again thank you for your flexibility, your patience and your partnership as we work to evaluate the environmental conditions of the building.

Since that time and throughout the winter break, colleges and departments across the university have worked together to provide space and set up for offices, classrooms, labs, advising, support services and more.

A large majority of the faculty, staff and graduate students who previously had office space in Poe Hall now have space at the Center for Technology and Innovation on Centennial Campus. The college and department also have space for support services, research and classrooms on our main campus.

We’re pleased to share that the more than 230 classes for more than 4,000 students scheduled for the spring semester in Poe Hall were all reassigned to new locations for the start of the spring semester.

This would not have been possible without the dedication, collaboration and creativity of many, including leadership in the College of Education and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as teams in Enrollment Management and Services, Facilities, the Office of Information Technology, Emergency Management and Mission Continuity and many more. Thank you all for your work to ensure our faculty, students and staff can continue their important work this semester.

Environmental testing and a building systems review are underway in Poe Hall. While this detailed analysis will take some time, we will keep the community updated as we have more to share in the months ahead. In the meantime, please visit the Poe Hall updates website for more information and resources.

As Chancellor Woodson mentioned in his semester welcome message shared earlier today, our NC State community is incredible because each of you make it so. Thank you for all that you do to help us succeed as a Pack as we begin a new year together.

Thank you,

Warwick Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Charles Maimone
Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration