Several construction projects at CU will be wrapping up this fall.
Megan Rose of CU’s facilities management division said that the construction on the $84.4 million Center for Community will end on Dec. 14, and that the Art and Art History Departments will move into the $63.5 million Visual Arts Complex, located next to the UMC, that same month.
However, Rose added that classes will not start in the Visual Arts Complex until spring 2010 and the Center for Community will not open until next fall.
Anna Rasheed, a 21-year-old psychology major, said she is disappointed that the new community center will not be open before she graduates this May.
“I’m jealous I won’t be here any more to use the new building, but I’m excited that the next generation of students will have nicer buildings than we have now,“ Rasheed said.
Michael Leffel, a 21-year old economics major, said he is especially excited for the new Center for Community.
“I’m really excited for the new buildings,” Leffel said. “The UMC and Norlin get so packed; I think the new Community Center will help break up all that madness and create a better learning environment for all.”
On the other hand, Ali Epler, a 21-year-old business management major, said she knows very little about the new buildings.
“Honestly, I don’t know much about it, but I like how they re-did the bridge by the community center; now there is no more dangerous crosswalk,” Epler said.
Overall, students seem to be eager to see what the new buildings will be like.
“I’m really curious to see how everything turns out,” Rasheed said.
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