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The demolition of 37 residential buildings in Odum Village is now in progress and will be completed in phases through June 2020. Normal project work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Surrounding roads and parking lots will remain open and accessible throughout the project. Drivers and pedestrians should remain alert to construction activity in the area and vehicles entering and exiting the work zones.

Odum Village Work Zones and Demolition Phases
Odum Village Work Zones and Demolition Phases

Project Phase Dates

  • Phase 1: November – December 2019
  • Phase 2: January – February 2020
  • Phase 3: March 2020
  • Phase 4: April – May 2020
  • Phase 5: June 2020

After each phase of demolition is completed, fencing will be removed and the grounds returned to a park-like area. Long-term plans for this area of campus have not yet been determined.

For questions about this project, contact Stephanie Berrier, communications manager for Facilities Services, at

Odum Village was constructed in the early 1960s to provide apartment-style graduate student and family housing. It was not cost-effective to renovate the existing structures to meet current UNC System fire safety standards, and the buildings were closed to students following the 2015-2016 school year. Demolition was approved by the University Board of Trustees in January 2016 to allow for future campus development.

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