Published: Nov. 11, 2019

Have you heard the School of Education is moving to a new campus home and renovated building in 2020? What’s the timeline for the big move? What will the spaces look like? In this brief FAQ, we cover some of your pressing questions as we prepare for the move and newly reimagined spaces.

Building renderingQ: When and where will the School of Education move?

The School of Education will be relocating to a new, remodeled campus home beginning in May 2020. The Fleming Building is undergoing renovations to create beautiful, collaborative spaces that will house all our students, faculty, staff and research centers over the course of the two-phase process. 

Q: What will some of the new spaces looks like?

We are very excited this renovation and building move allows us the opportunity to reimagine and redesign our spaces for learning and collaboration. We are also looking forward to the bright, open and welcoming spaces that will come with the remodeled environment and many great views of campus and the Flatirons. Here is a photo slideshow of some of the initial architectural renderings for communal spaces in the tower of Fleming (phase 1 updates). Keep in mind, there are more renderings to come, and these renderings have yet to include details we are also very excited about, like public artwork. 

Q: What is the difference between phase 1 and phase 2 for the Fleming project? 

Phase 1 is the first phase of construction and includes the tower portion of the building, which includes the first-floor classrooms and lobby space as well as offices for faculty and several of our centers. Phase 1 will be completed when we move to the Fleming building in May 2020. 

Phase 2 is the second phase of construction and includes the rest of the space assigned to the School of Education on the first and second floors on the Fleming Building. This phase is likely to start in 2021 and is planned to be completed in 2022. This renovation will add two more classrooms, two exciting learning labs, several more offices, meeting rooms, space for all of the doctoral students and more.

Q: What will happen to the current Education Building?

The HVAC and fire systems will be updated in our existing building once we move out. This renovation will take about one year, and once that renovation is completed, the programs moving from the Fleming Building will make their move to the current building.

Q: How many School of Education classrooms, conference rooms and community spaces will we have?

There will be many more spaces for collaboration in both formal and informal meeting spaces in the new building!

The lobby on the first floor will be an inviting space with a mixture of seating options for studying or meeting with friends and colleagues. There will also be a faculty and staff kitchen and gathering space. By phase 2, there will be three additional community spaces and another faculty and staff kitchen and gathering space. 

In phase 1, we will have four education classrooms, and all of the classrooms will be equipped with five screens for instructor use and for students in small groups. Two of our classrooms will also include web conferencing capabilities. In phase 2, we will have eight classrooms—two of which will be Learning Labs for Elementary and Science Education. 

We will have three conference rooms and three huddle rooms for small meetings of two or three people in phase 1, and by phase 2, there will be five conference rooms, nine huddle rooms, and one large room for meetings and lectures.

Q: Will PhD students have assigned desks?

In phase 1, PhD students will not have assigned desks. There will be thirty desks that will be ‘hot desks’ for PhD students to use. Each PhD student will have a locker that they can use for their personal items. In phase 2, PhD students will have assigned desks close to their program area. There will be approximately 90 desks for PhD students. Each student will continue to have a locker they can use for personal items.

Q: Where can I go if I want more information? 

Students can submit questions to and faculty and staff can refer to the information on the School of Education Intranet site or submit questions to Grace Maniscalco or Sara McDonald.