Oakton College is beginning campus improvement projects including those outlined in our recently approved facilities master plan, which will result in transformed spaces that create an optimal learning and working environment for students and employees.

Check back often as this page will help minimize operational disruptions and keep you informed of our progress.

Construction Updates

Latest Update: May 24, 2023

Skokie Campus Construction

Learning Commons:

October 2023 - April 2024
(dates are approximate and subject to adjustment)

Our Skokie Campus Library will soon become a Learning Commons, including collaborative learning spaces and centralized access to student support services. Starting in June, rooms A145-152 (Oak Rooms) and P103-104 (Acorn Rooms) will become the temporary location for Skokie Library and Testing Center personnel and their resources. These rooms will be unavailable for meetings, events and rentals from October 2023 - April 2024.

Skokie Campus Exterior panel replacement project:

July 2023 - April 2024

As work begins on the exterior walls of the Skokie campus, some classrooms and offices will be impacted by noise and other construction activity.

Construction is expected to take place on weekdays between the approximate hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Classrooms and workspaces may be impacted by construction. Impacted areas will be notified in advance, depending on their specific needs.

Employees located in offices affected by noise are encouraged to work with supervisors to identify alternate work locations in common areas on campus, or remotely if feasible. 

Water system upgrades:

June 16-18 (Skokie campus building closure)

The Skokie campus Domestic Water system and building Air Cooling system will be shut down beginning Friday, June 16 at 7 am., and remain off until 8 p.m., Sunday June 18, for replacement of the water system pumping equipment.

During these hours there will be no domestic water service or air cooling system to the entire building, therefore the building will be completely closed and occupancy is restricted. 

Exterior wayfinding signage installation:

April - August 2023
Installation of exterior wayfinding signage has been completed on the Skokie campus. Wayfinding signage installation is tentatively scheduled to begin at the Des Plaines campus in the summer of 2023. 


Des Plaines Campus Construction

Des Plaines Campus Courtyards:

The Des Plaines Campus Courtyards Renovation Project (PDF) (1 MB) will take place from mid-March to mid-July 2023 and affect the courtyard off the main lobby and the lower courtyard outside of the Northwest Municipal Conference Center. For your safety, please do not remove construction fences or enter construction areas. At times this construction may block other entrances as vehicles and materials are moved into and out of the construction site (see map linked above).

Des Plaines Campus TenHoeve Center:

Although originally scheduled to be offline beginning in June 2023, the TenHoeve rooms (1600 Rooms) will be available for use through February 2024.