Tenant Meeting on Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 15, please join us for our first-of-the-school-year Student Centers Tenant Meeting, in the JC Cinema. Meeting time is 10 a.m.

There are a lot of changes underway around the campuses. Here is the proposed agenda.

Welcome/New Staff Introduction – Stephen Morehouse, Student Center Director

Dining Updates – Mark Kraner, Auxiliary Enterprises

Corner Pocket Events/Updates – Ric McClendon, AD of SC Services & Employee Development

Event Services Updates/impactful events/Sci-Tech Realignment – Keith Ellis, AD of Event Services – Fairfax Campus

Information Updates – Philip Stamper, University Information

Campus Traffic/Construction Updates – Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation

HR & Benefits Updates – Human Resources & Payroll, Janet Walker

Student Centers News/Current Construction Projects(Facilities and Dining)/Upcoming planned projects – Stephen Morehouse, Student Center Director

Q & A/Open Forum – All

If you have questions or need further information, call Student Centers at 703-993-2921.

New Restaurants, Patio Coming To JC This Fall

In addition to the more than 30 restaurants already on campus, four new brands are opening in the Johnson Center in the next few months.

Blaze Pizza, Garbanzo, and Steak ‘n Shake will open and Star Ginger will reopen in the JC Atrium (first floor) in August. Chipotle will not open until after October.

The bricks are being laid on the new west side JC patio that will open for fall semester.

Other restaurants remain open in the JC, including Panera Bread (in the Atrium), and Starbucks, Red Hot & Blue and IndAroma on the ground floor.

Auntie Anne’s will reopen on the east side of the Atrium.

The layout will offer a wider aisle in front of the restaurants to accommodate access during crowded periods. Gone are the common cash registers. Each restaurant will operate as its own storefront.

The crew is putting final touches on the new large patio that runs the length of the west side of the JC. This will allow outdoor dining and relaxing, similar to the east side patio.

Mailboxes Make Room For Package Lockers

A sign of the times is the rise of on-line shopping and delivery of merchandise to Mail Services, located in The Hub. But package pickup has produced long queues and long wait times, sometimes snaking up the stairs unto the next floor, because each package had to be handled by a mail room staffer at the pickup window.

This summer, that all changes. The more than 6,000 mailboxes will be removed and replaced with package pickup lockers.

Starting in the fall, regular postal mail will be picked up at the window and packages will be delivered to the lockers. Students will be notified of an arriving package, similarly to how the system works now. Except instead of waiting in line, students will receive a locker number and a one-time code that will open the locker so they can retrieve their packages.

“This [new system] will allow students to not be in line as much,” said Mark Kraner said, “especially at the beginning of the semester.”

For more information, go to Fourth Estate on-line.

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