Jesse Hall reopens after updates

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COLUMBIA - After an $8.5 million update, one of Columbia's most recognizable landmarks is open once again.

The construction on Jesse Hall began almost a year ago, relocating all of the offices inside to other buildings. 

The additions to the building include 1400 sprinkler heads, more than 400 smoke detectors, and a second elevator to satisfy ADA requirements. 

Departments that moved out during the renovation have begun to move back into the building, including the Office of the Provost, Admissions, Cashier's Office, and Financial Aid.

The move in process is scheduled to continue into June.

One employee said the transition was going really well.