As the semester comes to an end, the work is just beginning on the Rose State College campus. Rose State will begin a renovation-addition project on the current Student Center. To officially kick-off the project, Rose State College is hosting a Demolition Day event on May 9 at 11:00 am to ceremoniously begin taking down parts of the current Student Center, making way for an updated and modern new building.
Approved by the OSRHE in January as part of the State Regents Capital Master Lease program, the updated Student Center will be a one-stop shop for students. “We want to make the campus experience the best it can possibly be for our students,” said Dr. Jeanne Webb, President of Rose State College. “When we’re finished, this will be the best student center at any community college in the State of Oklahoma.”
When completed, the new 48,000 sq. ft. student-center will include a full kitchen with cafeteria and catering services, the college bookstore, a 400-seat ballroom, and multiple conferences rooms available to students and the community. Additionally, the building will feature an all-new student lounge. Perhaps the most significant change will be the consolidation of student services within the building. Students will be able to be advised, enroll, and find information on student groups, clubs and events on campus, all in one place. The student center plans to reopen spring 2020.
The Demolition Day event will ceremoniously allow Rose State College, and the community, to look to the future. The event will begin at 11:00 am, outside of the current student center at 1910 Hudiburg Dr., Midwest City, OK. (The west side of the Student Center). The event is open to the public.