University College’s academic spaces host the open exchange of knowledge that is at the core of our mission. They are where faculty and students converge for the shared purpose of learning.
While UC’s basic Classrooms, Seminar Rooms, and Lecture Theatres were sufficient to facilitate this purpose throughout much of our history, this is no longer the case today. Twenty-first century teachers and students rely on new technologies such as e-podiums, media projectors, and laptops to share and record information.
Our plan will bring UC’s academic spaces up to contemporary standards with the addition of state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and electrical fixtures.
While the supportive technologies will be modern, the classrooms themselves will be restored to their historic appearance. Traditional desks and chairs will be refurbished and repurposed. Floors will be restored and the original high ceilings exposed.
The resulting atmosphere will connect today’s students to their predecessors of over 150 years ago, and inspire them to the greatness achieved by UC alumni throughout history.