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New 24/7 Study Space Opens in Haven Hall
Haven Hall has a fresh new space suitable for hitting the books and cramming for midterms.
Intended for quiet study and with room for 80 students, Haven Study boasts spectacular views, ample natural light and large tables and is equipped with Wi-Fi. With Chancellor Syverud’s involvement and support, the study space was created after Student Association President Boris Gresely identified an opportunity to convert the building’s former dining hall into a functional area for students.
“While SU does a good job catering to the needs of its students, our campus still has a lot of untapped potential,” Gresely says. “I recognized the opportunity presented by the empty space in Haven and worked with the administration to find the best, beneficial use of the space, and I hope that it becomes a valuable resource for students as we conclude midterms season and head forward into finals in just a few weeks. Happy studying, and best of luck on your exams!”
The study space will be available 24/7 to all Syracuse University students with valid I.D. and will be staffed by the Office of Residence Life from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and by the Department of Public Safety from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Once the space is functioning and residence life staff has a chance to assess how the space is used, vending machines and additional furnishings may be added.
Director of Residence Life Terra Peckskamp says she is thrilled with the new space and believes students will find it to be a nice option when they want to study somewhere other than their rooms. “The space looks wonderful and is so open and full of natural light,” Peckskamp says. “We’ll be looking at what else we might be able to add to make the space even more comfortable for students.”
Haven Hall is located on the east side of campus and has 11 residential floors housing approximately 375 students, freshmen through seniors. Room types within the building include everything from singles to four-person suites.