Stewart Center Renovation
A modernized Stewart Center will become the home of Purdue’s student services, including admissions and financial aid. Designated spaces for student organizations will also be renovated to create a more open and lively atmosphere.
Beginning at the entrance from the Purdue Memorial Union, daylight will pour into the main level corridor, creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone. The cohesiveness of the relocated student services will ensure that students know where to go for assistance from their first visit to campus.
Designed to be a beautiful spot to showcase Purdue, this is where prospective students and families on tours will watch an incredible welcome video. The theater will seat 150 students—much more than is currently available—and some of the chairbacks will feature Purdue traditions.
An inviting welcome desk will greet prospective students and their families. Here, they can get University information and check in for campus tours and appointments with admissions or financial aid. Light-filled meeting rooms will be available for private conversations, and a waiting area will provide a relaxing spot to gather.
The new location for the LGBTQ Center will allow for a much-needed expansion of programming in a contemporary facility. Designed to be open and accessible, the center’s new home will be inside the Hicks Undergraduate Library to give students the space they need, as was determined in Purdue’s recent diversity and inclusion study.
Student Organization Complex
After regular business hours, casual spaces and huddle rooms on the first floor will become available to students for collaboration, group work, and organization meetings. The complex will continue to the lower levels, where student organizations can enjoy flexible office space as well as an open coworking space. A beautiful staircase will allow for a visual connection between the two floors.
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LGBTQ Offices and Rooms
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