Duncan Student Center
Opening in January 2018, the Duncan Student Center will exist as a new space for students to create, perform, gather, connect, exercise and unwind. The facility is designed to enhance the overall student experience and expand upon study, meeting, career, and student activity space on campus.
Planning for the new Duncan Student Center has ensured the facility will complement the student organization space and administrative offices located in the LaFortune Student Center. Duncan will operate in conjunction with LaFortune, which will continue to house departmental, organizational, and administrative offices and serve its historic role as a student center in the heart of campus.
Levels 1 and 2: Flexible, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, graduate and undergraduate student lounges, a dining area, student organization space, and administrative offices.
Levels 3 and 4: Recreational sports facilities, including: climbing wall, bouldering wall, 1/6 mile running track, multitude of personal exercise equipment, dance and exercise studios, lockers and showers, RecSports staff headquarters, and a basketball court.
Level 5: A career services center, centralized and expanded with more than 40 interview rooms, multiple training rooms and conference areas, an employer lounge, and advising offices.
Level 6: Mechanical support.
Level 7: A 500-seat student ballroom, club seating for football, and booths for NBC Sports telecasts of home football games. Student-oriented programming will have priority booking for non-game weekends.
Level 8: Premium stadium seats and terraces that will look onto the campus and the playing field.
Level 9: Club seating, boxes for home and visiting coaches, security booths, and boxes for administrative and athletic department leaders.
Basement: Food service space for the three new buildings and the stadium.
The Smith Recreation Center, career center, and meeting and organizational space will be open in January 2018. Levels six through nine will be open in September 2017.