Student and Campus Event Centers: New Name Connects Community Services  

Team Behind Student Center and Other Community Spaces Rechristened “Student and Campus Event Centers” 

Last year while many members of our community were away from campus, the Student Center team, buildings, and services underwent big changes that you may not have noticed upon your return to campus. The Campus Center Project continues to progress towards completion in late summer 2022, transforming old parking lots, inefficient buildings, and more into vibrant places for the community to gather, work, and play. At the same time the team behind the buildings is growing and changing in preparation for the future.  

With the completion of the Campus Center project, the portfolio of spaces managed by the Student Center team will include five buildings and portions of the campus’ outdoor spaces. This growth in scope precipitates a clarifying change in name for the team of more than 100 people that manage it. Now called the Student and Campus Event Centers team, this unit will continue to focus on providing high quality spaces for the community to work and play, and life-shaping opportunities for our students to grow and develop.  

“Our overall mission has not changed,” say Dr. Lindsay Bryant, Senior Director. “We are still here to help build a strong sense of campus community through our wide variety of services. The Student and Campus Event Centers team will continue to do this daily with the students, faculty, and staff we serve in our spaces.” 

As the new name indicates, the new Student and Campus Event Centers department is made up of multiple buildings and spaces.  Those include: 

  • The John Lewis Student Center and Stamps Commons: Construction is currently on schedule to be complete in summer. The building is expected to be ready to welcome students and the community once again in fall 2022.  

  • The Exhibition Hall: This 46,000 square-foot building, located across from the ISYE building and next to the Student Center parking deck(map), is built to serve the meeting and conference needs of the entire community. It is currently home to the Georgia Tech Post Office and Dining Hub while Student Center renovations continue.  

  • The Pavilion: Nestled in the greenspace between the Instructional Center and the Student Center parking deck you’ll find a collection of smaller buildings that include the Rising Roll Café, Burdell’s and DePoe Optical, and administrative offices for Student and Campus Event Centers and Student Engagement. (map)

  • The Historic Academy of Medicine: The Historic Academy of Medicine, built in 1941, was previously host to the city’s oldest medical society, the Medical Association of Atlanta. Now a gem of an event space (and filming location), it is located at the edge of campus at 875 West Peachtree in Midtown.  

  • West Village: While it hosts the Music Technology program and several Tech Dining concepts, this community-centered space on west campus has been operated by the Student and Campus Event Centers team since it opened in 2017.(map)

  • Experiential Pathway and Outdoor Space: Several of the buildings in the collective are connected by a vibrant pathway that boasts some of the best outdoor seating on campus. Additionally, this team has taken on the management of reservable outdoor spaces on campus, bolstered by the team’s strong background in event services. 

The change in name also comes with the addition of several new positions meant to help further transform the team’s work – including graduate student programs, outdoor space reservations, and multicultural events. The community will start to see the new name appear in the coming months but contact information for those in need of assistance remains the same. 

As the Student and Campus Event Centers programs and services grow and transform spaces across campus, their mission and vision to bring the community together and provide spaces to enrich the educational experience has not changed. Every facility and program advances a sense of community on campus in its own way, led by the committed members of the Student and Campus Event Centers team. Now with a network of support distributed throughout campus, that team hopes to better serve the needs of all Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty of today and tomorrow. More information about the team and the facilities they manage is available at studentcenter.gatech.edu. 

Related Media

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  • Student Center Rendering

  • The Exhibition Hall Overlooking the Experiential Pathway

  • Community Gathers for Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

  • The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech

  • West Village at Night

  • GT-Rex Showcases the New Pathway

    GT-Rex Showcases the New Pathway

For More Information Contact

Dr. Lindsay Bryant

Sr. Director, Student and Campus Event Centers

lindsay.bryant@stucen.gatech.edu