Main Classroom Building to close for renovations beginning in January

Much-needed improvements include new lighting, heating and cooling systems
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Penn State York's Main Classroom Building will be closing for the spring semester for renovations. Ryan Service, director of enrollment services, packs up boxes to be moved to room 102 on the lower level of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The admissions office has already moved to the new location and will be there until renovations are complete in June 2020.  Additional offices, classrooms and labs in the building will be moving during the next few weeks.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — Penn State York’s Main Classroom Building is set to close for the spring semester 2020 as the building undergoes renovations in order to provide new heating and cooling systems, duct work and high-efficiency lights, among other improvements. Most of the work will be done during the spring 2020, and the building is to be closed for several months.  View the campus map and details of the moves.

“We are grateful that we have received funding from the University for the HVAC and lighting upgrades for the Main Classroom Building here at Penn State York,” said Holly Gumke, director of business services at the York campus. “These systems have served the campus well for more than 40 years, but it is certainly time to replace the antiquated system with much more energy-efficient equipment."

The Main Classroom Building was constructed in the late 1970s and the heating and cooling systems need an upgrade. The new system will not only provide improved comfort, but also increase energy efficiencies.

“We are pleased that students, faculty, staff, and visitors will benefit from improved heating and air conditioning when the renovation is complete in June 2020,” said Gumke.

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Billy Dunkle. Penn State York's financial aid coordinator, has moved to room 324 of the Lee R. Glatfelter Library. In addition to general financial aid, Dunkel also works with student veterans on campus.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

All classrooms, labs and office spaces will be temporarily relocated during the project. Please see below for temporary office locations:

Talent Search

Becky Gross

  • Room 326, Lee R. Glatfelter Library (Library)
  • Starting Nov. 12

Financial Aid

Billy Dunkel

  • 324 Library
  • Starting Nov. 12


Ryan Service, Shelly Drabik, Terri Van Slyke, Erin Nelsen

  • Room102, Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (Pullo)
  • Starting Nov. 13

University Relations

Barbara Dennis

  • 327 Pullo
  • Starting Nov. 19


Kip Trout

  • 325 Library
  • Starting Nov. 20

Michael Marcus, Amy Krtanjek, Harley Hartman

  • Room 002, Edward M. Elias Science Building
  • Starting Nov. 25

Getinet Gawo

  • Room 205, M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center (Grumbacher)
  • Starting Nov. 25

Stephen Lentz

  • 205 Grumbacher
  • Starting Nov. 25

Haiduke Sarafian

  • 002 John J. Romano Administration Building (Romano)
  • Starting Nov. 26


Rita Archer-Clark, Gayle Woodard

  • Room 14, Romano
  • Starting Nov. 20


Jen May, Ann Krepps

  • 117 Pullo
  • Starting Nov. 21

Sue Ruch, Denise Flinchbaugh, Kelly Renn, Lee-Ann Myers

  • 20 Romano
  • Starting Dec. 3

Advising and Career Development

Andrew Caldwell, Jon Price, LeighAnn Fry, Cathy Scheaffer

  • 207 Grumbacher
  • Starting Dec. 4

Graduate Studies

Francine Baker

  • 20 Romano
  • Starting Dec. 4


  • 103A Grumbacher
  • Starting Dec. 16

Electrical Engineering Lab

  • 001 Romano
  • Starting Dec. 16