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What will Miami's residence and dining halls look like after all the construction dust settles?
Learn more about a significant part of Miami's Makeover at UPAC's next Networking Lunch Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Noon in Harris Dining Hall.
UPAC's speaker for March, Matthew Frericks, senior director for auxiliary planning & facilities, will provide updates on Miami Makeover - Miami's master plan to upgrade the amenities, safety, and capacity of its housing and dining facilities.
And Matt has a lot of ground to cover, from major renovations to Elliott, Stoddard, and Bishop residence halls, The Marcum, and Miami Inn to Cook Field with its new natural sports turf on the south half and synthetic turf on its north half.
Both Maplestreet Station and Etheridge Hall in South Quad are scheduled to open for the fall 2013 semester. Maplestreet is a 500-seat dining facility with seven restaurants that will replace Hamilton and Scott dining halls. Its second floor includes 90 beds. Etheridge will complete the quad at Morris, Emerson, and Tappan (MET). The three-story, 81,000-square-foot residence hall will house 232 students in an open-suite plan.
Scheduled to open next January 2014 is the 203,000-square-foot, four-level Armstrong Student Center, called the hub of campus life and a family room for Miami's students.
Three new residence halls on the north end of Western campus will open in fall 2014, providing some 720 beds. Other Western construction includes a dining center with green-roof technology and a geothermal energy plant with a first phase of 315 wells to supply geothermal heating/cooling.
Matt will be happy to answer questions at the end of his talk.
If you mention at the door that you are attending the UPAC talk,
you will receive a reduced rate of $6.50 for the buffet-style lunch.
Harris Dining Hall is located on South Quad on Miami's Oxford Campus. Parking is available on Oak and Maple streets. The entrance to the hall is on the north side of the building.
Harris Dining Hall Private Dining Room [map], Oxford Campus [map] - Directions
Miami Faculty, Staff and TAs; Free
Talk is free, but buffet-lunch is $6.50.