New campus center to replace Woodbury next year

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By: Amelia Bodge, Staff Writer

Last week most functions that were previously housed in the Woodbury Campus Center were relocated and meal alternatives were made available.
The food pantry has been moved to 147 Luther Bonney and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The University Bookstore has been relocated to the first-floor study room in Glickman Library. Students who have ordered books can now pick them up there.

The meditation and prayer space has been relocated to 714 Glickman.

Student Government Association has been relocated to 212 Abromson.

An open space for students is being set up in Sullivan.

Dining services will be offering alternative meal options until Woodbury Food Court and Cafe reopens. Meal equivalency can be used at Luther Bonny, Maine Law Cafe, and the Glickman Library Starbucks. The meal equivalency will include a cold entrée (salad or sandwich), two sides (a fruit cup, breakfast bar, chips, cookie) and a beverage (hot coffee or bottled beverage).

There have been updates regarding progress to Woodbury. Nancy Griffin, Chief Operations Officer reported in an email to the USM community on Oct. 2nd that the fire main has been repaired and the fire protection system is on and operational.

Along with the fire main being repaired Sodexo has also been allowed to access the kitchen.

They are working to make repairs to the dining room and the section with public restrooms. These repairs will include the dining room, SGA Office, diversity center, information booth, and the commuter lounge. They are exploring other more permanent options for the University Store and the other space that will not be available to the community.

They expect this area will become operational by November 1st.

The remainder of repairs have a very high cost and the school has decided not to repair the rest of the building because it does not make fiscal sense to them. Their plan is to tear down the building to make way for the new Career/Student Center and new Residence Hall in May. Therefore, the rest of the building will remain blocked off for the rest of the year.

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