March 31, 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Jan. 15, 2016) — Metropolitan State University is excited to announce a grand opening celebration of its newly completed Student Center.

The celebration at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 will feature remarks from Metropolitan State’s current and former Student Senate leaders, university administration and community leaders. This wonderful new addition to our Saint Paul campus was made possible because of the collaboration and support of students, faculty, staff and the community.

The new Student Center greatly enhances our student experience and provides an on-campus location for our students to gather, connect with one another, study, get involved in activities and clubs, socialize, exercise and grab a bite to eat. There’s even a space for our students’ children to play while their parents complete assignments or work on group projects.

Also, the university’s new Science Education Center (SEC) is now open on Saint Paul Campus. The facility includes 6,000 square feet of classroom space and 19,500 square feet of lab space, greatly expanding Metro State’s capacity to provide extraordinary science education. It also houses research labs for each department, allowing undergraduate students pursuing science degrees to gain valuable research experience. The first floor provides classrooms and labs for physics, earth and environmental sciences. Biology facilities are on the second floor, and the third floor is home to chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Classes start at the SEC at the beginning of spring semester. It is located at the corner of East Sixth Street and Mounds Boulevard on Saint Paul Campus and can be reached by skyway from the first floor of Founders Hall. A grand opening celebration is planned for April 2016.

We appreciate your involvement in finalizing the project site and building design. Thank you for your patience during construction. We are pleased that the Student Center contributes, alongside other notable developments, to the community’s vision for a revitalized East Seventh Street and Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is America’s premier university for lifelong learning, providing unsurpassed, competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels while maintaining affordability.

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