Carlow University will dedicate its new University Commons on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. on the Campus Green.
|University Communications||For Immediate Release|
|Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations||September 09, 2015|
First New Construction Since 1999 Makes Former Grace Library Building the Hub of Campus
Pittsburgh, Pa. – After a year’s intensive construction, Carlow University will dedicate its new University Commons building on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
Alumni, benefactors, public and diocesan officials will gather with the Carlow community on the campus green for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the first new construction on campus since the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology opened on the corner of Fifth and Craft avenues in 1999.
After the ceremony, everyone will be able either to go on a guided tour or simply tour the building on their own. The news media is invited to cover the ribbon cutting and tour the building.
Construction began on the complete renovation of the 82,500 square foot University Commons – formerly known as Grace Library – in August 2014, and was completed prior to the start of classes in August.
The University Commons has been designed to be environmentally sustainable and has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status through improvements to the quality of the site, reductions in water and energy consumption, use of materials that reduced the impact on the environment while providing a healthy and safe work environment for faculty and students.
University Commons integrates an array of faculty and student services that support student learning and collaboration, and is designed to be the hub of student activity on the Carlow University campus.
Editor’s Note: The news media is welcome to cover the dedication ceremony for University Commons. With all the additional visitors to campus, parking will be tight, so please contact Drew Wilson on his cell phone at (412) 260-6807 to arrange convenient, free parking.
About Carlow University
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carlow University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Carlow University is a comprehensive master’s institution dedicated to learner-centered education at the collegiate levels and at the elementary school level in the Campus School of Carlow University.