Roland Lemke and Patricia Bou will host a presentation and tour of the University of the District of Columbia’s new student center at this year’s SCUP 2017 Mid-Atlantic Symposium. The tour will take place from noon – 1:30 p.m. ET. The symposium is focused on creating campus programs and environments that are welcoming, accessible and functional to help support formal learning support services.
As Washington’s only public higher education institution, the university has catered chiefly to commuting students since its founding in 1977. The student center serves as the new heart of the campus, engaging and supporting students academically and socially while acting as a critical link between the university and its district neighbors. The 83,000 sf project houses areas for campus life, student government, career services and other student support functions, in addition to mixed-use retail, a conference center and ballroom, and a fitness and wellness center. Spaces are designed to encourage its diverse student body to plug in and focus on academics, as well as to interact with peers they might not otherwise get the chance to meet.