Thomas Commons worth celebrating
The last brick has been laid, the last pane of glass installed, the last floorboard epoxied into place—now it’s time to celebrate. That’s the plan for May 2, when the college holds a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Thomas Commons.
The list of new or upgraded amenities, to say nothing of the visual and aesthetic changes to the building, is staggering. A completely redesigned dining hall to complement the locally-sourced, freshly prepared food by Bon Appétit. A front façade that is more visible and distinctive. An entry and Grand Foyer that invites visitors and students to sit and relax for a moment. A fireplace with fires on the interior and exterior of the building. Glass everywhere. New classrooms, including one that serves double duty as a practice space for the college’s nationally recognized Mock Trial program.
It is, in short, a big—as in 9,000 square feet added to the building—reason to celebrate.