May 2024 - Status Update for Clayton UC Construction

The renovation of the Clayton UC is in progress and on track. View progress photos on the construction website. We anticipate a Summer 2025 opening.

What's coming up in the construction process this spring?

In early May, the fence line is expected to be pulled back to just North of Library Drive from its current larger perimeter, allowing a good portion of the North lawn area to be open for use this Fall, after the newly seeded area is established. Library Drive will remain closed until work is completed on the North side of the Clayton UC later this summer. Trembley Drive will remain open to pedestrians only.

New developments

After calling for community feedback, we are pleased to share the names of the retail dining locations coming to the Clayton University Center:

Lower Eatery

  • Asa’s Place- All-day breakfast
  • South Mountain Grill & Deli- Grill and deli menu with kosher selections
  • Clutch and Go- Amazon Just Walk Out store

The Crossing

  • Leaf & Ladle (student named!)- Soups and salads
  • Simple Servings- Allergen-free

Upper Eatery

  • The Hearth- Pizza, pasta & calzones
  • Kalamata- Mediterranean offerings

The third floor will offer the Public House, a pub-style offering

Progress Inside-


  • Reimagined spaces for dining, studying, socializing and meeting
  • A large campus “living room” where students will relax, eat or collaborate on projects
  • Eateries offering an array of options
  • Lounge areas and club space for student organizations
  • Improved mechanical and life safety systems
  • A new open stair between the second and third floors to better connect the floors.

Current progress:

- Walls are being closed up and painted throughout the upper floors

- Major mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection equipment has been installed

- Elevator modernization work has begun

- Structural framing for the new communicating stair linking levels two and three has been installed

- Demolition of the South facade for new glass entrance is complete

Progress Outside-


  • A large fire-pit
  • Masonry cleaned and repointed
  • New walkways, lighting and landscaping
  • Entryways opened up, allowing more natural light
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • The building’s postcard view and stone facade facing the north lawn will be preserved.

Current progress:

- Fire pit concrete has been poured

- Remaining concrete work for North stairs and retaining walls should be completed in early summer

- Irrigation lines and restoration work on the North lawn will be in progress over the next month

- Roof work is in the final stages of completion

- Masonry grout repointing is in the final stages of completion

- Window installation is ongoing

Clayton UC renovation progress