Enrollment Services Find New Home in SUB I Addition
Posted: September 7, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: September 7, 2010 at 7:54 am
By Dave Andrews
New students will no longer have to zigzag across campus to complete the enrollment process.
Until now, students had to visit multiple buildings in order to find the offices of Student Financial Aid, the Registrar and Student Accounts. But starting this semester, those offices can all be found under one roof in the new SUB I addition.
With the office consolidation, new students should find the enrollment process easier than in years past.
“I think students will feel much more at ease with the enrollment process now that we’re all located in one building,” says Susan Jones, university registrar. “I cannot emphasize enough what a big step in the right direction it is bringing all of these offices together.”
So far, the move has gone relatively well. As with many other office moves, Jones says there are still some “kinks to work out” such as furniture delivery, signage and space allocation. But Jones and most of her colleagues agree that the space is attractive and convenient, not just for the students but also for the administrators.
“The architects did a beautiful job of opening the building up and connecting the office spaces, even though we’re on multiple levels,” Jones says.
As enrollment numbers continue to rise, the modules where enrollment services formerly were housed were no longer ideal for conducting business. Though the modules offered a decent size and a quiet location on the north end of campus, nearly everyone is pleased with the new consolidation of offices in the SUB I addition.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Mason,” Jones says. “It’s still a work in progress, and I’m sure we’ll run into some hiccups this semester. But come October, we’ll be able to look back and see if there are things we can do to further improve the functionality of enrollment services.”
For a list of all the offices now in SUB I, see the Student Centers website.
The modules will be used as swing space until construction begins on the Fenwick Library addition project.
The South Chesapeake Module is now the temporary home to Diversity Programs and Services; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources; and the Peer Empowerment Program. The North Chesapeake Module houses Career Services.
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