Construction is underway on the new Anschutz Student Center, the latest stage of CCU’s Campus Redevelopment Scheduled to open in early summer 2017, the Anschutz Student Center will stand at the center of CCU’s campus and offer 55,000 square feet of dining, hangout, and office space.
Upon entrance to the building, the cafeteria will be directly in front of you," said Shannon Dreyfuss, who is overseeing the Campus Redevelopment
construction project. "There will be five to six distinct dining concepts, and seating will be expanded as well."
To the right upon entrance will be a great room, with the ability to seat an additional 200 students as cafeteria overflow – or to provide study, hangout, or meeting space outside of the lunch rush. The great
room will have a traditional, rich feel and feature both soft seating and tables. For those familiar with the multi-purpose room in Leprino Hall, the great room will be larger. The main floor of the Anschutz Student Center will also house the new Cougar Den, featuring grab-and-go food and additional seating. Downstairs you’ll find the bookstore and 6,000 square feet of student fitness space, offering CCU students more access to workout equipment.
The north side of the building will take advantage of a natural slope, creating a walkout and natural lighting. The Anschutz Student Center’s upper floor will be hangout space for students, and include a game room, along with Student Life and Student Activities offices. "The Student Center will, in a sense, complete the student experience," added Dreyfuss. "We wanted to put this in because we’ve built an academic building, a residential building, and this was our next big need."