With the opening of the new Honors College and International Center building, students, faculty and staff will have access to a variety of study rooms, sitting areas, a new restaurant and more.
Craig Cobane, the executive director of the Honors College, said the “nooks and crannies” of the building are actually “constructive collision zones” intended to create areas for faculty, staff and students to interact with one another.
In the building are a variety of places designed for students to study, grab a bite to eat, and pass time in between classes.
1. Courtyard Arcade:
A covered sitting area located on the first floor with a view of the building’s back courtyard.
2. The faculty and staff terrace:
A place for faculty and staff to hang out, eat lunch or work while enjoying some fresh air.
3. British Telephone Booths:
A row of three British-style telephone booths on the first floor that have been set up as Skyping stations. Once the stations are completed, students, faculty and staff will have an area to go for a private place to video chat.
4. Passport Bistro:
A cafe-style restaurant also located on the first floor. When complete, it will offer a unique menu of international cuisine.
5. Schroeder Commons:
A place for students, faculty and staff to study and mingle.
The HCIC building offers a constructive place on campus for students, faculty and staff to congregate, interact, and enjoy the 22-million dollar building.