The MOSAIC Center on the second floor of the Student Alumni Union at RIT is a popular spot.
For the last half dozen years, the community space has played host to thousands of students, faculty and staff for all sorts of club and staff meetings and other important presentations like Gray Matters discussions. It is a go-to space for student actors to go over their lines, and it’s even seen ukulele rehearsals within its walls. It is a home away from home for many who just want to hang out.
But any good host can get, well, worn out after a while. It was time for an update.
“The previous furniture was very much loved and used,” said Stephanie Paredes, assistant director of multicultural programs. She’s excited about the new look inside MOSAIC and what it means, especially for the students who use it.
“There are comfortable seats, more working areas and hanging out spots. The furniture brings a new vibrancy and cohesive look to the MOSAIC Center. Not only was the community room given a face lift, so was the front office space for students who want a little more privacy to work and focus.”
The MOSAIC Center is ready and open for business. With COVID-19 restrictions, new signage is up around the center with safety for all in mind. “We have a new maximum capacity guidelines in place. We know this will impact the community however, we want to keep everyone safe. We will be monitoring the space to ensure safety guidelines are followed,” said Paredes.