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Academic Commons: GAC Spaces

Guerrieri Academic Commons

The Academic Commons is nearly four times larger than , and it’s also twice as tall at four floors. With a footprint slightly larger than Caruthers, it will be clearly visible from all parts of main campus and will be the largest building on campus.  


 ~ Interesting fact:  the square footage of just the 3rd floor of the GAC is
roughly equivalent to the entire square footage of Library! ~

GAC Learning Spaces

The GAC will contain:

The building will offer:

  • smart classrooms for library based information-literacy instruction
  • individual and group study spaces
  • multimedia labs and flexible technology configurations
  • wired student lockers for recharging mobile devices
  • 400+ desk and laptop computers
  • 290+ monitors with larger ones for group work and teaching
  • 18 study rooms
  • a Maker Lab (details to the right)


Photos of the GAC In Progress - taken April, 2015

Maker Lab Specs

Equipment List:

  • Six desktop computers
  • Six Raspberry Pis 
  • Five handheld synthesizers

Two 3-D printers like this one: 

One additional 3-D printer - either this one  or this one 


Tabletop 3-D scanners like this one:  Handheld 3-D scanners like this one



Four Arduino starter kits like this one:  




One LittleBits 'One of Everything' kit like this one: