A Sneak Peek of the New Student Center: A Hub for Learning and Leisure


The Abbey is buzzing with anticipation as the grand opening of the new Student Center quickly approaches. Recently, faculty, staff and students were granted an exclusive sneak peek into the heart of this state-of-the-art facility, offering a glimpse into the spaces designed to enhance academic and social experiences on campus. 

Scheduled to open later this spring, the new Student Center promises to revolutionize campus life with its diverse capabilities and simple luxury. 

At the core of the new facility are modern study rooms tailored to support group collaboration and individual learning. Decked out with cutting-edge tech and ergonomic furniture, these rooms will become hubs of academic discourse and creativity. 

Another hallmark feature of the center is its expansive, flexible common space area, designed to adapt to various School needs. From student presentations and meetings to dances and socializing, this area is primed to host a multitude of events, further fostering community among students. 

Offering a respite from the rest of campus life, the new Student Center will boast a covered terrace opening to a breathtaking panoramic view of Narragansett Bay. This serene setting provides an ideal backdrop for various gatherings and events, offering an unparalleled ambiance for relaxation and contemplation. 

Enhanced dining options and weekend leisure activities await students at the comfort food grille and outdoor fire pit. Whether indulging in a delicious snack or unwinding by the flickering flames, students can share their experiences against the backdrop of RavensQuad and the bay beyond.