Employees from Liaison and Student Recruitment, the University Campaign Office, Alumni and Donor Records and Public Affairs and Communications have packed up and will officially move into the newly completed Welcome Centre today. The Alumni office will also be making a move to the Welcome Centre in early July following Convocation.
Disruptions in service can be expected during the day, though normal operations are expected to resume on Monday.
Amico Design Build and Hariri Pontarini Architects teamed up to build the Welcome Centre to function as a gateway for the campus. The 18,000-square-foot building at Wyandotte and Patricia streets will invite future students, donors, returning alumni and visitors to explore the ever-changing campus community. The semi-transparent building creates a feeling of openness, giving visitors a 360-degree view of the surrounding campus.
The Welcome Centre will become fully operational over the next couple of months and this will culminate in a formal and official opening of the building for the campus and community during the Alumni Weekend in the first week of October. Work will also begin shortly on transforming the former parking lot adjacent to the Welcome Centre into green space.
The Welcome Centre is located on the site of the former Drama building which was removed in 2012 and is part of Phase One of the Campus Transformation Plan.