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Burpee Student Center Opening Reception

05/08/2015 11:31 am

Friday, May 15, 2015
12 p.m.
5050 East State Street, Rockford

Public Opening Reception celebrating the
$5 million Burpee Student Center renovations

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Rockford University first announced its plan to reclaim the Blanche Walker Burpee Center as a student-centered space on July 1, 2013, the date Rockford College transitioned to Rockford University. Built in 1963, the building was originally intended to function as the student center and hub of campus life and activities. Since the early 1980s, the building went through a series of reconfigurations in order to house various administrative departments, leaving very little space devoted to student- centered functions. Construction began in May of 2014

Now, 12 months later, the astonishing renovations to the 25,000 square foot space are complete. The center now provides state of the art amenities that identify this revitalized space as the heart of campus and the intersection of activity for students and visitors.
Please join President Robert L. Head, the Rockford University Board of Trustees and special guests as we welcome the community to the Burpee Student Center.

Contact: Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374