October 22, 2015
Susquehanna University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Admissions House on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of University Avenue and the entrance to the university's main parking lot. The media is invited.
The $7 million project will be fully funded by contributions from Susquehanna's Board of Trustees. Construction will begin in the spring and is scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2016.
"Susquehanna has had a long commitment to ensuring that all qualified students have access to a university education," says Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons. "We have a history of enrolling highly motivated, high-achieving students and ensuring they reach their full potential. The Admissions House will be a campus beacon, a symbol of opportunity to all who enter here."
The 15,500 square-foot building will be designed by architect Peter Bohlin of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Bohlin and his firm have designed several distinctive buildings, including the New York City Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, Bill Gates' home in Medina, Wash., and Pixar's headquarters in Emeryville, Calif.
"Susquehanna's stunning campus reflects the university's academic excellence," says Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment and marketing. "The Admissions House is our gateway for prospective students and their families. It is a door of opportunity and the design of this new building is consistent with the high-quality academic experience all students can expect to find at Susquehanna."