Marriott Student Learning Center Celebration

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Three generations of the Marriott family—including Mr. J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.—were on campus on October 26 for the dedication of the Marriott Student Learning Center.

The official celebration kicked off with a panel discussion on the future of digital technologies in higher education, with panelists Jan deRoos, HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate; Ron Harrison, global officer, architecture and construction, Marriott International; Jeffrey Holmes, architect, Woods Bagot; and SHA students. The panel discussion was followed by a ribbon cutting and tours.

About the Marriott Student Learning Center

The Marriott Student Learning Center, funded by a lead gift from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, opened in August 2012. As technological innovations and developing curricula change the way students learn, the Marriott center will provide Hotelies with the equipment and space they need to succeed. The center includes the World Atrium, the Nestlé Hospitality Library, and the George B. Mallory ’54 Student Lounge.

The architects, Woods Bagot, created a learning center with a variety of spaces to facilitate student work. These include spaces for group or individual study, team meetings and practice presentations, and just relaxing between classes. To support student learning activities, the center is equipped with computer workstations; Net-Print printers, including a color printer; express printing kiosks; a copier/scanner; and portable projectors. Two librarians are available to provide training and research support on hospitality information resources.

The Marriott Student Learning Center also features meeting rooms that can be reserved; a club meeting room with lockers for each of the school’s student clubs; student mailboxes; and digital monitors displaying school, student, library, and world news and events.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

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