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Summer 2024 Atrium Construction

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the atrium floor renovation, classes and services offered in the main building will be moved online or relocated this summer. Please check this page regularly for daily updates regarding when normal operations will resume and updates about phase II of the atrium renovation project.

Important Updates: 

We will keep you informed with regular updates as construction progresses. Certain offices have been relocated, and various services will be offered through virtual appointments. To schedule virtual appointments with financial aid and advising, please use the links provided below. For questions, email stayinformed@prairiestate.edu. 

During the temporary closure of the main building, the bookstore will ship books from a remote location until the campus resumes normal operations. Instructions on how to order your textbooks can be found at https://prairie.bncollege.com/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brittany Zook via email at bzook@prairiestate.edu.


Our contracted professionals conducted a test on a specific section of tile to assess potential contamination. The results indicated the presence of black mastic containing asbestos in that area. No other sections were disturbed, and we have taken measures to keep the remaining floor encapsulated until the building is vacated. We have contracted with a licensed remediation service to safely remove the hazardous materials.


During demolition, hazardous materials were discovered beneath some of the current tiles in the atrium and surrounding floors. 

As a precautionary measure and to prioritize the well-being of our students, employees, and guests, the main building will be closed, and access will be restricted beginning June 6. Offices, classes, and labs within the main building will transition to virtual operations and/or be relocated to other campus facilities until the hazardous materials have been safely removed.


Unaffected buildings include the Conference Center, Adult Training and Outreach Center (ATOC), Health Tech Center (located off Vollmer Rd.), the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Building (197th and Halsted St.), and the Matteson Area Center (MAC) (4821 Southwick Dr., Matteson, IL).


Due to the ongoing atrium renovation project, the Welcome Center has temporarily relocated to the PSC Conference Center, room 1315. Students and employees may obtain new or replacement ID cards during operational business hours.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday | Closed for the Summer

Park in lot D and enter through door M36, or park in lot B and enter through door M34.


Offices have been either relocated or will operate virtually to support students while the main building is closed.

  • Academic Advising: ATOC, Room A128

  • Business Office - MAC (Matteson Area Center) 4821 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL - (708) 709- 3577
  • Campus Police: Health Tech, Room L100 

  • Enrollment Services: ATOC, Room A118
  • Financial Aid: ATOC, Office A116

  • Foundation and BookSHARE: ATOC, Room A167

  • Human Resources - MAC (Matteson Area Center) 4821 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL

  • Information Technology: Health Tech, Room L114

  • Mail will be delivered to Conference Center, room 1345 - more information will be provided.

  • Welcome Center - Conference Center, 1315

A representative from the above-mentioned offices will be available in person for general guidance and support. 

Students can schedule appointments for Advising and Financial Aid through the drop-down below. 

Other offices may be contacted by email:


The Gallery is closed until the main building is cleared to resume normal operations. The artist reception scheduled for June 12, has been postponed. Once the Gallery is reopened and a date has been determined, a new date will be provided.