HCU students have a new space to study, play games and just hang out as University officials, staff and students gathered for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 9 to celebrate the grand opening of “The Corner Pawket.”
HCU President Robert Sloan and Asst. Provost Ed Borges joined Student Life Director Mon’Sher Spencer and her team to offer a prayer over the new space and share remarks regarding the new student venue.
The 1,500 sq. ft. space, funded by a multi-month capital project, is a student recreation area on the second floor of the renovated Baugh Center. The capital project allowed administrators to reinvigorate this traditional hub of student activity and community social space.
“We literally raised the roof to create a cool new look of open rafters with color changing LED lighting and a state-of -the-art projection and audio media space,” said John Holmes, HCU Associate Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations.
The renovated space also contains two professional arcade consoles with over 3,500 popular, pre-loaded games, a new full-size pool table, and “the most amazing Husky Head selfie spot on the entire campus,” shared Holmes. It also features a small kitchen which will be used for pop-up foodie special moments.
Following the opening and throughout the week, Residence Life staff members were on hand to pass out games and have plans to sponsor many events in the enhanced student gathering spot. The Corner Pawket will be open to HCU students from noon – 12 a.m., Monday – Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.