For future Indiana University of Pennsylvania students this campus is changing, in big and expensive ways...
Photo taken by the IUP website
On December 15, 2011 the Council of Trustees at IUP approved the $37-million Campus Dining Master Plan. The debt that IUP will be encountering due to this master plan will be paid by through dining revenues.
The Master Plan includes construction of two new dining facilities, a food court and the North Dining Commons. This Master Plan will also renovate Folger Dining Hall along with retiring Foster Dining Hall.
Photo taken from the IUP.eduThe North Dining Commons will be replacing Keith Hall, providing 450 seats for students along with an "all you care to eat" format. 450 seats to me do not sound like that many when we have over 16,000 students that attend IUP.
Since Keith Hall is being demolition for our new dining facility they will be relocated it in between Clark Hall and Sutton Hall along Grant Street. The only place that I can think of where a new building would fit is that gorgeous patch of grassy area where I see students playing Frisbee, football and throwing the baseball on warm, sunny days. So once again IUP is taking away more of our relaxation area, soon this school will probably be all buildings and nowhere to relax.
Future students are also so lucky to find out that IUP has resigned a 5-year contract with Aramark!