Newer students are often surprised to find out that beautiful tiled fountain in the Campus Center was once something very different. Underneath those tiles are the bleachers of what used to be the Edith Woodward Swimming Pool, home to the Tiger Sharks.
RIT added the Aquatics and Activities Center to the Gordon Field House in 2004 and the decision was made to use the area taken up by the former pool to expand the space devoted to student life. In 2008, Construction filled in the emptied pool and began building the additional two floors of office and lounge space. In 2010, the Campus Center was officially opened.