The remodeling of Panther Square within the Wolfe University Center commenced May 2013 and will completely redefine the student experience. This project is intended to reinvigorate the Wolfe University Center; creating an inviting space for students to interact and relax between classes.
A new glass facade and entry will update the appearance of the Wolfe University Center while improving energy efficiency and provide upgraded hurricane protection.
Interior spaces overlooking Panther Square on the first, second, and third floors will be reconfigured and refreshed:
•Adding two new student lounges
•New glass railings improving transparency of the space
•Terrazzo lobby floor reflecting Panther pride
•New carpeting throughout made from recycled fishnets improving the acoustics while helping the environment
•New acoustical ceilings with LED lighting
•Upgraded audio visual experience
•New energy efficient air condition system
•New security cameras and card reader access
The Wolfe University project is being funded by the BBC Student Government Association. The funding solution is a combination of Capital Improvement Trust Fund dollars and student fees saved over the past several years. Estimated total cost not to exceed $3 million.
This is a multi-phase project which will continue with the placement of the Panther Statue on a plaza outside the newly remodeled Wolfe University Center. Both projects are expected to be complete by the middle of the Spring Term.