Usdan Student Center
The Usdan Student Center opened in 1970 at a cost of approximately $6.9 million. It comprises 125,500 square feet. Within its walls are the Department of Residence Life, the Hiatt Career Center, Hillel, the Chaplaincy, the Peace Room, Student Financial Services, Academic Services, the Office of Communications, Mail Services and the Copy Center, which provides services to students, staff and faculty.
Conference and Events Services handles reservations for the various meeting rooms in the student center. Aramark operates all food service locations in Usdan, including the Boulevard, the P.O.D Market, Quiznos and Usdan Cafeteria. The Student Service Bureau and the Game Room are located on the basement floor of Usdan.
Usdan Student Center Philosophy
The Usdan Student Center provides services, conveniences and amenities the members of the university community need in their daily lives on campus. It also provides an opportunity to know and understand one another through personal interaction.
The student centers are part of the educational program of the university. As a center of community life, it serves as a laboratory for developing personal skills, educating students in social responsibility and developing leadership in a democratic society. Through various boards, committees, and professional staff, they provide a cultural, social and recreational program that is complementary to the formal academic program of the university. The student centers’ encourage self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for building individual and group skills and interests.