Campus Tours

**SOLD OUT** Garden State College **SOLD OUT**
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
Limit 52
Price: $80, includes transportation and a meal

On this tour you will be able to visit two major university campuses in the Garden State, New Jersey. First we will visit Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Rutgers University's six college unions—Busch Campus Center, Cook Campus Center, Douglass Campus Center, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Student Center, and the Student Activities Center—are the places to meet friends, catch a bite to eat, watch television, study, or relax. The unions provide programs, services, and facilities that encourage the free expression of ideas and promote the social, cultural, educational, and recreational interests of the campus community. While on the tour, you will visit at least two of their facilities.

After visiting Rutgers, we’ll head over to Princeton University and the Frist Campus Center. The Frist Campus Center, built in 2000, seamlessly combines the social and academic aspects of Princeton University. In addition to the open spaces for late-night activities, film series, dining, and study opportunities, the building houses academic departments and classrooms and a number of special interest centers. Built around the former Palmer Hall, Frist Campus Center showcases restored historic elements combined with modern spaces and amenities.

What We Learned from Union Construction
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
Limit 50
Price: $70, includes transportation and a meal

This tour is specifically designed for those about to embark on a construction project. We will travel to Barnard College who closed and tore down its old union facility for the new Diana Center facility. It is newly opened, and the staff will share with participants the woes and successes of managing a brand new operation and how they lived through construction. We then will travel to NJIT's Campus Center in New Jersey to learn from the staff on what they wish they knew five years ago. NJIT opened its expanded building in 2004, which now includes 120 solar panels and a green roof. While on the tour, attendees will engage with campus personnel and during travel time on the bus, architects will be available to answer questions. Both campuses feature sustainable facilities and operations.

Sponsored in part by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects


Across the East River
Sunday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.
Limit 50 people
Price: $70, includes transportation and a meal

St. John’s University is experiencing a historic event with the opening of the campus’s first traditional college union, the D'Angelo Center. Please join us in this wonderful experience and enjoy a staff-guided tour of this brand new facility. Brooklyn College is the second college union on this tour. The Student Center opened in 1963 and has experienced ongoing renovations since 2007. The new favorite hang-out on campus is the new student-managed games room, called "The Spot," operated collaboratively by the student affairs and economics departments. Student develop marketing plans for the space in this creative business/entrepreneurial laboratory environment. There are new conference spaces located on the sixth and seventh floors, an African art installation, and more social lounge space for students to relax.


**Cancelled ** Communiversity College Tour  **Cancelled **
Sunday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.
This tour is designed with professionals that come from campuses that primarily serve off-campus and commuting students. Take the opportunity to learn from professionals on each campus and experience a tour that will focus on their existing facilities and how they use these facilities to serve their predominantly commuter population. We will first visit Nassau Community College, a two year campus. We then travel to a four-year private campus, Molloy College. Molloy is just starting the construction of their first student union.

Small School
Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m.
Limit 52
Price: $60, includes transportation and a meal

In this tour, we will focus on visiting two small schools and their college union facilities. This is a perfect tour for professionals from campuses with student enrollments of 5,000 and less. We will first travel to Iona College and the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, which opened its doors for the first time in 2005, and quickly became the “living room of campus.” The LaPenta Student Union provides services and materials necessary for college students, including the bookstore, a food court, and a place to just unwind from the rigors of college life. Between games room, computer labs, television room, radio station, and student office spaces, it is rare to find a space unoccupied at any given time during the week.


New York City Metro College Union Tours: NYU
Wednesday, March 3, 3:30 p.m. (1 p.m. SOLD OUT)
Limit 28
Price: $10, includes transportation

Take the opportunity to visit an urban college campus environment. Tours to various campuses will be offered at both 1 p.m. (back to hotel by 3 p.m.) and 3:30 p.m. (back to hotel by 5:30 p.m.). Take the opportunity to visit New York University's Kimmel Center, opened in 2000. NYU's facility is truly the heart of the university and overlooks Washington Square Park and the Manhattan skyline. NYU’s unique home at the heart of Greenwich Village makes it a quintessential New York venue and will showcase for attendees the urban campus experience.

New York City Metro College Union Tours: Barnard
Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m. and/or 3:30 p.m.
Limit 28
Price: $10, includes transportation

Just a subway ride from Times Square, Barnard College closed and tore down its old college union facility so as to build the newly opened Diana Center. It Staff will proudly share the excitement of this new operation with colleagues.


Updated Feb. 1, 2010
Updated Feb. 1, 2010