These spaces will be dedicated to offering goods and services to the campus community and will be located near the entrance of the building. Vendor spaces will offer services including, but not limited to, food, banking and more! The vendors will be chosen by the wants and needs of the students.
This space will be an expansion of the current Warrior Grill. The sports bar style grill will include seating (bar top, tables, booths), large televisions, pool tables, darts and other fun amenities. The Grill will be a campus community gathering space- the perfect location to watch sporting events, eat, snack, and spend time with people who have similar interests. This space will help improve the “out of class” experience for students on campus.
Conference rooms will vary in size and functionally accommodate anywhere from 26 to 224 occupants. The rooms will be dedicated to student use and offer student clubs and organizations, a well as other student space for meetings, workshops, and other events. These spaces will provide a variety of room setups, with up to date communication, lighting, sound, and presentation technology.
The University Student Center will be the “living room of the University”. The new facility will offer indoor and outdoor seating (community tables, lounge chairs, booths, and individual seating spaces) for socializing, group work, relaxing, eating, studying and informal gathering for students and the campus community.
A key component of this project includes the relocation of the campus bookstore. The move will bring the bookstore back to the center of campus, where it belongs. The space will be at the back entrance of the building and easily accessible. Bringing the bookstore back into the University Student Center will benefit the bookstore, as well as other services offered within the building, by increasing foot traffic.
By renovating the current bookstore space, adding an additional 1,500 sq. ft to the existing structure. This space will allow ASI & USU to host large- scale events. Off-campus parties may also reserve this space. The building will be used for both formal and informal events and will accommodate up to 1,070 occupants standing, 500 occupants seated lecture style, or 300 occupants seated banquet style.
This space will be funded by the Associated Students, Inc. and be dedicated to promoting diversity, wellness, and individuality. This space will serve students of all races, religions, sexual orientation, political affiliations, genders and nationalities.
In addition, the meditation room will be incorporated into this space. The room will contribute a comfortable and welcoming space where students can go for religious or meditation purposes.
The Warrior Food Pantry will also be located in this space. This pantry will continue to provide non- perishable food and toiletries for students in need.
The office of Student Leadership & development will remain in the renovated University Student Center facility. SLD will continue to offer services and guidance to students, and thus belongs in the center of campus. It will be a destination for students to explore. Students can find clubs and organization information, leadership, experiences, and a variety of other resources. Their new and improved office will be located upstairs and New Student Orientation will also be housed in this space.
This space will be dedicated to student creativity and innovation. It will be set up with tables, chairs, white board, and a variety of crafting items, including posters and button making supplies. This space can also be used for informal meetings, group work, and other productive tasks. The Craft Room will be a collaborative workspace that encourages student interaction and creativity.
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