Students and Faculty React to Glendening Hall Move

The centrally located Glendening Hall is the new home of various student services at the College. (Photo by Brendan O’Hara)
The centrally located Glendening Hall is the new home of various student services at the College. (Photo by Brendan O’Hara)

The newest building on campus, Glendening Hall, is the place to go for many of the services offered by the College.

The building is located between the Athletic and Recreation Center and Caroline Hall. It houses many student services, including Residence Life, Academic Services, International Education, First Year Services, the Career Development Center, the Financial Aid office, the Registrar’s office, Human Resources, the Business Office, and Academic Affairs. Construction on Glendening Hall was completed over the 2008-2009 winter break, and student services moved there in mid-January.

Students can now go to one building to add or drop a class, pay bills, find a job, or learn how to study in another country. “Being in the center of the resident population…allows us to better serve face-to-face. The location is a huge benefit,” said Marc Hume, Assistant Director for Residence Life.

Chris Rodkey, a junior, said that Glendening Hall is “convenient” and that it was nice to have a central location for many of the offices that students need.

Employees in the various offices all commented on the extreme convenience of Glendening. Christopher True, the Assistant Vice President for Finance, said that with all the offices in one building it is much “easier to cooperate.”

Tim Wolfe, Director of Financial Aid, said, “[The move] is a wonderful change for us and the students; the staff seems to be much happier.”

For some, however, the move isn’t complete. Assistant Registrar Susan Morse, for example, said that her office still requires some work for it to return to its old form.

For any student that wishes to voice an opinion, Integrated Student Service Administrator Nick Tulley said that surveys will be available in the lobby within the next month.

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