Preliminary work has begun on a $22 million project to renovate Buddig Hall, a 45-year-old dormitory that, at 12 stories, is the tallest structure on Loyola University's campus.
The building will get a new heating and air-conditioning system, along with a paint job, new flooring and movable furniture that will replace the built-in furniture. The hurricane shutters also will be removed.
The coed dorm, which can house up to 429 students, will have slightly more than 400 residents during the spring semester, spokeswoman Meredith Hartley said.
Loyola officials said residents will not have to move while the work continues during the next two summers.