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Student Life Center renovation moving along

Student Life Center staircase

Construction crew works on the grand staircase at the new Student Life Center.

It seems quiet from the outside, but construction crews are hard at work converting the old Campus Activities Center into the new Student Life Center.

The project is on track for the first phase to open in time for the start of the fall semester Aug. 27, said Matt Jensen, the project superintendent for building contractor Mills Gilbane.

Designed by Harvard Jolly architects of St. Petersburg, the renovation will include the first student health clinic in USFSP history, along with space for student government, the Crow’s Nest and other student organizations.

The project will add approximately 9,000 square feet of space without changing the footprint of the building, which was accomplished by adding a second floor to the former gymnasium. The design includes an atrium as a gathering space natural light to the interior spaces.

USF Health will run the Wellness Center, which will offer psychological  and health services.

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