For the past year, RIT students have needed to endure harsh wind, lots of hard work, and a cramped Quarter Mile with a bottleneck by the Clark Gym. Since last winter construction has been in progress for the new Campus Center, and it finally opened to the public right after Thanksgiving break.
If you have been to the RIT campus lately, be it on a tour or just walking around, you probably have passed the new Campus Center and wonder just exactly what it is.
The Center is the new home to the RIT Leadership Institute (RLI), Center for Campus Life, Student Government (SG), the Women's Center, Club Resources, the Community Service Center, and many others. It is a beautiful, modern area with a fountain and lots of curves.
Before the Campus Center got built, that area of the SAU was the Woodward Pool. It was where the RIT Tigersharks competed before the Gordon Field House was erected in 2005.
If you come on a tour of campus and we aren't going through the Campus Center yet, I highly recommend going through the room before you leave. The fountain is pans both the first floor and the A level, and is actually made from the old bleachers for the pool. The Reporter office, which also moved into the Campus Center, is using some of the original locker room lockers as storage as well.
The image above is not what the Center ended up looking like. The glass in front is all vertical, but it is curved like the picture shows. If you want to see some construction pictures, go here or here.