York University’s New Student Center Is Slated For A 2018 Debut
As a prospective student visiting a college campus for the first time, you expect to see certain things.
You may have visions of ivy-covered brick buildings or maybe your ideal institution of higher learning looks a little more modern and high-tech.
What you don’t want to be is underwhelmed.
This has been the problem that Toronto’s York University has faced for decades.
It has, however, been slowly shedding this image as eye-catching new buildings are being added.
A unique feature of the student center will be its primarily glass structure, providing an open feel to the rest of the campus.
The newest addition will not only further update the look of the campus but will also drastically improve the services for students.
The fact that York University is a commuter school makes providing a comfortable space for students to study between their classes is vital.
The design of the building puts the students first.
One of the most unique aspects of this new student center is the level of involvement of the students in the planning phase. The architects worked closely with York University students to ensure that the space would meet their needs.
The building will be defined by its abundance of communal areas for students to meet or lounge, something that was sorely needed at the University.
Other specified activity areas in the new student center are:
– Study spaces.
– Musical studios.
– A large-scale space for special events.
– Offices for student clubs.
This will be a welcome change from the current student center, which is viewed mainly as a fast food court.
There are some distinct benefits that can come as a result of new campus construction, not only for the students but for the University, as well.
Here are three significant advantages:
– An enriched campus experience. Having a place to gather with friends and classmates to study, discuss, plan, or just hang out is invaluable to a college student. Especially at a commuter school where there are no dorm rooms or lobbies in which to get together. Relationships are built during those times spent with peers, outside of class. York’s new student center will provide a perfect spot for relationships to be cultivated and the real college experience to take place.
– A boost in enrollment. First impressions go a long way. Prospective students who visit the University will be drawn to the new buildings and the abundance of amenities that the spaces provide. Any college that invests in updating and expanding their campus to better meet the needs of their students can expect to see positive results in future enrollment.
– A competitive edge. When a student is deciding what school to attend, the first element they will look at is that the university or college provides the program of study they’re interested in. The next important aspect is the feel they get from the campus. When presented with multiple choices, most students will choose a school that is academically sound but also aesthetically pleasing.
York University’s new student center will certainly draw a greater number of prospective learners when they see the advantages of its student-driven design.
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