Thursday Sports and Open Mic Night at the Corner Pocket

This semester, Student Centers is celebrating the penultimate end of week, with a special Thursday night promotion in the Corner Pocket. Besides billiards, table tennis, hoops, air hockey, board games, and more, there’s sandwiches, chicken wings, and snacks with the purchase of a beverage or game play.

Thursday Night Football is one our big screens, too. The Bears take on the Packers tonight. Kickoff is at 8:25. Come root for your team!

And, this semester, from 7 to 9pm, we are featuring a cash bar for those students and staff over 21 years of age (thanks Wing Zone for sponsoring this). All those drinking alcohol must provide proof of age and drinks are restricted to the Corner Pocket game room.

This is a great place to meet up with friends and ease into the weekend.

The Corner Pocket, located in The Hub, is open from 11 to 11 seven days a week.

For more about Corner Pocket events, click here.

Five Reasons to Use Our Water Bottle Filling Stations

Stay hydrated and green this season with our water bottle filling stations! Here are five reasons to take advantage of these awesome filling stations:

Stop by our water-bottle filling stations for a quick refill before class!

1. You Can Save the Environment…
Using a refillable water bottle is better for the environment, as many disposable water bottles simply get thrown out. For instance: In 2012, only nine percent of the total plastic waste generated was recycled according to the EPA. If you already purchased a disposable water bottle, don’t worry! You can still fill it up at the station. Just remember to recycle it at one of our Student Centers recycling stations as it takes a disposable bottle 1,000 years to biodegrade in a landfill.

2. …And Money (Lots of It)
Refilling a water bottle is much cheaper than constantly buying bottled water. If you were to replace 200 bottles of water a year with free refillable water, it would amount to an annual savings of $300!

3. Convenient Locations
Don’t worry about being caught without water when you need it. We’ve got multiple water filling stations and other water fountains in the Johnson Center, SUB I and The Hub. In addition, there are many filling stations located around campus, including in the Aquatic Center and the RAC!

There are plenty of stations around campus so you can fill up wherever you are!

4. Clean Water, Healthy Body
All the water from the filling stations is throughly filtered to purify it before consumption – making for a safe and tasty drink of water!

5. Look Stylish While Saving the Planet
There are many companies that make stylish and durable water bottles, such as Klean Kanteen, Camelbak, and Nalgene. Just make sure yours is free of BPA (Bisphenol-A), a chemical linked to health concerns in animals and humans.

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.