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Student-centered spaces provide opportunities for connections, collaboration, and learning outside the classroom.

Analysis of student space found overall shortages. Student spaces are concentrated in Campus North around the Pit, resulting in uneven distribution and access that leave large areas of campus underserved. There is a critical need for additional dining seat capacity in key locations, especially in Lenoir Hall, to meet demand at peak hours. Retail dining supports vibrant community gathering spaces and is frequently requested, but is challenging due to the inherent difficulties that arise in operating small venues. A shortage of meeting spaces was identified across campus, and evidence suggests that students use classrooms after hours to fill the gaps. This category also includes student health; however, student health was excluded from the student-centered space metric. All student health space is in the space quality category of severe.
278,826 NASF
Dining Space
Meeting Space
Retail Operations
Retail Operations Space
Student Recreation
Student Recreation Space

(Excludes Residence Halls)

NOTE: Circle sized by total student-centered NASF in each building

  • Red: Food Facility
  • Aqua: Lounge
  • Blue: Assembly
  • Purple: Merchandising
  • Yellow: Recreation
  • Pink: Meeting
  • Brown: Media Production
  • Green: Recreation Center
Net Assignable Student-Centered Space by Space Type
Target: 10 NASF per Student Headcount
Space Type NASF Percent of Total Space NASF Per Student
Media Production 1,519 1% 0.05
Meditation 336 0% 0.01
Assembly 4,279 2% 0.13
Exhibition 422 0% 0.01
Food Facility 114,814 44% 3.62
Lounge 64,537 25% 2.03
Merchandising 39,512 15% 1.25
Recreation 11,144 4% 0.35
Meeting Room 17,586 7% 0.55
Central Storage 7,310 3% 0.23
Total 261,459 8.24
Student Health 17,367 Based on services offered
Total Student-Centered Space 278,826