WHO: Farmingdale State College
WHAT: Grand Opening of New Campus Center
WHEN: Ribbon Cutting: February 1 at 11 am
WHERE: Farmingdale State College Campus Center
Details: Students and faculty, college officials and key legislators celebrate the opening of Farmingdale State College's New Campus Center. President Dr. Keen will kick off the ribbon-cutting ceremony with speeches from: State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Assemblyman Bob Sweeney and newly-elected Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State.
The 50,000-square foot, $25 million building boasts new dining facilities for resident and commuter students, a campus bookstore, a ballroom for lectures and special events, a student lounge, and several unique architectural features.
In keeping with the College's legacy of environmental sustainability, the Campus Center has a roof constructed of energy-efficient materials. The ballroom will have a capacity of 400 for lectures and events, and 220 for dinner-style seating. A special feature of the building is the oculus—a rounded skylight—in the lobby that provides a spacious and inviting atmosphere as well as lounges which will help to ignite student-faculty interactions. The Center will be open every day from 7 am to 11 pm
The building is part of the College's $185 million renovation and construction plan. Other new construction projects include a building for the School of Business, a new Information Commons, a new Children's Center, renovations of academic buildings and research laboratories, expansion and enhancement of athletic facilities, and reconfiguration of roadways.
The Campus Center was constructed by J. Kokolakis Contracting Inc. of Bohemia. The building was designed by Kevin Hom, Hom + Goldman Architects.