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New Learning Commons Quickly Becomes Heart of Campus


Students are loving the new Learning Commons in the Begley Building!

What do you like about this great new space on campus?

Lorenzo Cruz sitting in Learning Commons using laptop

“I come to the Learning Commons mostly early in the morning for an online class. If I have any questions, I can join the video and talk here in a quiet place.”
Lorenzo Cruz, Aviation Science

Student Tony Verdichizzi, sitting upstairs in Learning Commons

“I’m in the Learning Commons every day. It’s a comfortable place to work. I eat lunch downstairs. I haven’t used Tutoring Services yet, but I’m sure I will at some point.”
Tony Verdichizzi, Hotel and Restaurant Management

Student Mercedes Laura sitting at table writing in notebook

“I use the computers and printer, free tutoring, and it’s a good space to do homework. I like using the computers better than the laptop and I can print the things I need for school.”
Mercedes Laura, Health Studies

Two students, Kaitlyn Bliss and Janease Davis sitting in group study room writing in notebooks

“I come in the morning before I go to class. I like to sit down. It’s quiet. After class I can go over what the professors just went through in my classes. I see what homework I have to do, and bring my laptop and do it.”
Kaitlyn Bliss, Culinary Arts

“I come here to work on classes in general. I like the quiet space.
Janease Davis, Business Administration

The Learning Commons, Begley Building, features:

  • Begley Library with:
    Physical items, e-books, e-articles, online librarian assistance 24/7
  • Swanker Learning Center with:
    • Walk-in Tutoring & support materials
    • Study areas & presentation practice room 
    • Reading strategies for articles and textbooks 
    • Research paper assistance 
    • Support for test-prep and study skills 
  • Quiet study spaces
  • Group study rooms
  • EOP
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Joshua Schwartz Cafe

Tutor helping student Mercedes Laura, standing on computer

Four students at table talking

Female student seated working on computer


Librarian assisting student standing at reference desk

Students sitting in Joshua Schwartz Cafe