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: Feb. 7, 2024

Des Plaines Campus Construction

Oakton College Educational Foundation and SBDC:

The Oakton College Educational Foundation & SBDC will move to a new area in the summer. The construction is currently underway near Door No. 37. The door is available with short-term obstructions; drop-off parking is limited.

Des Plaines Campus TenHoeve Center:

The TenHoeve rooms (1600 Rooms) at the Des Plaines campus will be available for use through Nov. 2024.

Skokie Campus Construction


Learning Commons:

Through fall 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. The area will be impacted by noise during construction activity.

All Skokie Library services, including the reference desk, computers, scanners, and print stations, will be located in rooms A145-152 (Oak Rooms). Books can be checked out in the Oak Rooms but will be retrieved by library employees from temporary storage.

The Skokie Testing Center, Learning Center, Access and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and TRIO Student Support Services have temporarily relocated to Rooms P103-104 (Acorn Rooms).  

The Oak and Acorn Rooms will be unavailable for meetings, events and rentals through September 2024.

Skokie Campus Exterior panel replacement project:

Through January 2024

As work continues 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.