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The Lookout | October 19, 2021

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A&S has small changes with big impact

A&S has small changes with big impact

By Shauna Stocken
A&E Writer

While walking the halls of LCC’s main campus it’s easy to spot changes to classrooms, the cafeteria, and enhanced laboratories. But what about room numbers?

The Arts & Sciences (A&S) Building was renumbered during May to make it easier to find classrooms and meeting spaces.

“The plan to change the numbering system for the Gannon and A&S building stemmed from student, staff (and) faculty feedback about the difficulties to locate classrooms, labs and department offices,” said Cynthia L. Olivarez Rooker, director of Auxiliary Services at LCC.

The renumbering process in the A&S Building follows the Gannon Building renumbering, which took place last year.

According to Rooker, the renumbering process will help ensure LCC’s campus is intuitive in design and easy to navigate.

“The work is being done by our Print Shop, ITS Department and other internal employees,” Rooker said.

“Each room is getting a four-digit number. The first number denotes the floor of the room – 0 for the basement, 1 for first floor, and so on. The next three numbers progress from north to south through the building.”

At the current time, there are no plans for remodeling other buildings on the main campus, Rooker said.  As the campus is remodeled, the facilities will implement the new numbering format, she added.

“It’s a positive change because the room number system is logical and consistent throughout the buildings,” Rooker said. “For example, when students enter the Gannon building from either floor from the Gannon ramp, the numbers go up beginning with 1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400.”

Updating campus printers, phones and all other technology is an ongoing process. For more information, contact LCC’s Help Desk at (517) 483-5221.