In fall 2013, the east first floor of the Student Activities Center will begin renovations. When completed the renovated east first floor of the Student Center will serve as a significant meeting area for the University Community.
The renovation plan calls for the creation of meeting rooms, lounge, prefunction area, information desk and fitness area.
Eight meeting rooms will be created that can accommodate from groups ranging from 75 to 1,200 people. Four meeting rooms are designed to accommodate 125 people each and can be opened up to accommodate 500 people. Four meeting rooms are designed to accommodate 300 people and can be opened up to accommodate up to 1,200 people. Each meeting area will have installed audio-visual equipment to provide proper support.
Adjourning prefunction space will allow for open area for receptions, registrations and gathering areas before entering the meeting rooms.
The lounge will provide space to study, meet, relax and hang out for the University community.
The fitness area will provide a small area to work out and will be equipped with treadmills, cable weights and cardio.
The Information Desk will greet the University community and welcome visitors to the SAC.
Expected to be completed in fall 2014, the new east first floor will support a variety of student organizations, student initiated events, departmental events, academic conferences and community events.
The total project cost is $9.4 million. The renovation will be paid for by existing Student Building Fee that was established in 1983 for maintenance, debt service and renovation of the Student Activities Center (SAC).