Learning center

Kennesaw State Opens University Learning Center

In a press release last Thursday, Kennesaw State University announced that the new University Learning Center on the Kennesaw campus was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new center measures 143,000 square feet and houses 20 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, 12 seminar rooms, 11 group study rooms, a study lounge for students and a hotel suite for teachers and a 4,600 square foot suite housing the KSU Journey Honors College. .

“There are so many resources available to our students in this building alone. This was intentional, so that we could meet the needs of our growing student population in the most effective and efficient manner,” KSU Acting President Kathy Schwaig said in the press release. “The Academic Learning Center will have a huge impact on our campus for years to come.”

Jeremiah Hayes, a student majoring in industrial and systems engineering, spoke on behalf of the student body at the opening.

“Having these resources in ALC is essential for student success, as they provide us with dedicated tools to improve engagement in study and student life,” said Hayes. “As KSU continues to grow, this space will be essential for students to achieve their academic and career goals.”

“The Academic Learning Center has been strategically located, physically and psychologically placing our students at the center of our institutional mission,” said Ivan Pulinkala, Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs in the press release. “ALC’s completion comes at a time when its need could not be highlighted with more impact by the students, faculty and staff this building serves.”

Other programs that have joined the new ALC include the Office of Undergraduate Research, Division of Global Affairs, Owl Advising, Department of Career Planning and Development, Student-Athlete Success Services, and the SMART (Science and Math Academic Resource and Tutoring) Center.