Magazine On-line [fall 2012]
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New admissions office lobby

Admissions moves to Glenn Building

In September the admissions office moved from its former location on the top floor of Old Morrison into a newly designed suite of offices and a reception area on the ground floor and lower level of the Glenn Building. With its visitor-friendly location on Old Morrison Circle, the new site fulfills the primary goal of making the admissions area more accessible to visiting prospective students and their families.

“This location provides our visitors with convenient parking and easy access,” said Brad Goan, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “The larger lobby allows us to accommodate the increasing number of students who visit campus, and our new meeting and conference rooms are a great place for admissions counselors to meet with students and their families.”

New admissions office lobbyThe new space was created from the former location of the bookstore, which moved to a street-front site on Third Street across from the John R. Hall Athletic Field. A series of offices and meeting rooms was created that encircle the reception area, and a lower level was renovated for admissions staff work spaces. The main reception space is just off the Glenn Building lobby and opposite Jazzman’s, a popular student coffee shop and hangout.

“With our proximity to Jazzman’s, we now have a very social area where our visitors can see and experience a taste of student life when they first arrive for a campus visit,” Goan said. “Our goal was to create positive cues throughout the visit, and first impressions are especially important. We feel this new location has all of that and more.”

The Office of Communications now occupies the former admissions space.

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