Student center

NC A&T cuts the ribbon for the new student center

After years of waiting for the new student center, the groundbreaking ceremony showed how the new building came to fruition. The new student center will officially open on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 a.m.

The ceremony included a program of esteemed guests as well as student leaders for the campus.

Carl Baker, Executive Director of the Student Center opened the ceremony. When it opened, Baker outlined three main interests that students wanted from the New Student Center. Those desires include more dining spaces, meeting rooms, and lounges.

The ceremony consisted of student leaders DreShaun Jarmon and Delaney Vandergrift. Vandergrift publicly thanked civil engineering alumnus Christian Stowe, and Jarmon showed the essentialism of having an active student center.

“Like the heart, the student center will become one of the most important places on campus,” said Dreshaun Jarmon, management information system student and president of SUAB.

Other speakers at the ceremony included Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Timothy King, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Melody Pierce, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance, Andrew Mr. Perkins Jr.

Dining options at the new student center

  • Chick-fil-a
  • Sub-login
  • Aggie Wings – will begin serving fried chicken and waffles, boneless wings and mozzarella sticks.
  • Starbucks
  • Marketplace Dining – alternative option to Williams Dining Hall
  • 1891 Bistro
  • Einstein Brothers Bagel Shop
  • 1891 Bistro – will offer several appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and salads.

The building includes more than 18 meeting spaces.

  • Students will have access to blue rooms for their study needs. The area takes its name from the primary blue color used in the design of the space. Private study rooms can also be booked

Relaxation areas are found throughout the property.

Breakout areas along the stairs are provided for students to congregate. Relaxation areas are an important part of the design of the New Student Center. Relaxation areas are located on the first floor.

“We did this to create synergy because it’s all intentional,” Baker said.

First floor

Upon entering the building on the first level, the open space of the atrium is the first sight by visitors. In the center of the atrium is the monumental golden and luminous staircase. Multimedia panels, as well as the information desk, are included.

“We’ve created a very open space where students can see and be seen,” Baker said.

Leisure and games rooms have been set up. Students will be able to shop on the first floor of the Barnes & Noble bookstore, which will also include a Starbucks coffee shop.

Second floor

The second floor offers an abundance of spaces for lounging, meeting and studying. The second floor includes the second level of the library where the textbooks will be located.

  • The Aggie OneCard office will be located on the second floor in room 242.
  • The ballroom can be used in its entirety or divided into two separate rooms. The ballroom also gives access to a balcony.

Third floor

  • The third floor is mainly occupied by office space.
  • The Student Activities Office office will provide rooms and spaces for student use. The Council of Presidents and the National-Panhellenic Council have meeting spaces within this office.
  • The Office of Student University Activities has an office system available to them.
  • The Student Government Association also has its own office suite. SGA President Delaney Vandergrift will have her own office in this suite.

As of now, there is no official name for the New Student Center building. Naming possibilities are present for Central Lounge, Quite Lounge, Arcade Room, Billiard Room, Ballroom, Terraces, Small Meeting Rooms, Large Meeting Rooms, Large Multipurpose Room , the meditation room, the multicultural center and the director’s suite conference room.

If you are interested in nominating, contact University Advancement at 336-334-7600.

“There is nothing more important than the student experience here at NC A&T and we know this building will enhance that experience beyond our expectations,” Vandergrift said.