Blasting for Residential College C in West End Neighborhood to begin Oct. 25 

Blasting for the foundation of Residential College C (RC-C) in the West End Neighborhood is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 25.

The blasting will take place at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. If the blasting must be delayed for any reason, it will take place at 3 p.m. each day. This activity will take place daily, weather permitting, for approximately four months.  

A series of four to five horn blasts will precede each blasting period. The timing protocols for the blasting are as follows: 

  • Five minutes prior to blast—construction personnel will move to their designated perimeter posts. 
  • Three minutes prior to blast—construction personnel will block all pedestrian traffic (campus and along West End Avenue).
  • One minute prior to blast—construction personnel will block all vehicle traffic along West End Avenue. 
  • After blast—All clear (long single horn blast) will be sounded after each blast. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will return to normal operations.

RC-C is the third new residential college to be built in the West End Neighborhood. All the university residential colleges offer students on-campus housing which integrates their academic experience into their residential life. RC-C is designed to promote the development of intellect, community, personal well-being, self-discovery and cultural awareness for its residents.   

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Any questions or comments, please contact the Campus Planning and Construction department at