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Campus Stewardship

Academic Learning Spaces

Support for Teaching and Learning

Student learning styles are constantly evolving, requiring teaching techniques and learning spaces to adapt. Today, classroom renovations take place one-by-one, year-by-year, often depending on the size of the annual capital fund and grant dollars that have been secured.

The goal is to create environmental spaces that support teaching and learning while, at the same time, creating spaces that meet the technological demands of our students.  To keep up, we will invest in the initiatives identified in our Facilities Masters Plan, updated in 2016, to guide the renewal, renovation and adaption of the campus in the coming decades.

  • 44%

    44% of students complete a double, triple or combined major

  • $150,000

    $150,000 minimum to name an academic learning space

  • 16

    Average class size is 16

Funding Opportunities

  • Academic Teaching and Learning Spaces

    St. Lawrence has identified priority academic teaching and learning spaces that need renovation in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. Those spaces include flexible classroom spaces, lab/studio spaces and auditorium/lecture halls. Renovations include technology and furniture enhancements as well as structural changes, such as abatement, electrical and plumbing upgrades, as needed. A portion of each teaching and learning space gift will be placed in an endowment to support future needs, ensuring we are able to keep pace with evolving maintenance, design, and technology needs.

    • $150,000 - $250,000 for Flexible Classroom Spaces
    • $250,000 - $500,000 for Lab/Studio Spaces
    • $500,000 - $1 million for Auditorium/Lecture Hall Spaces

Featured Laurentian Story

Campus Stewardship - Academic Learning Spaces - Gain From Modern Tech
Campus Stewardship

Laurentians Gain from Modern Technology

In February 2016, St. Lawrence University received a $100,000 grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation to aid in the renovation of two language learning laboratories in Carnegie Hall in an effort to modernize second-language learning and connect St. Lawrence to the global community.

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Campaign News

  • Campus Stewardship - Academic Learning Spaces - Gladys Brooks

    Gladys Brooks Provides Funding for Language Lab Renovation

    St. Lawrence University has received a $100,000 grant from a private foundation that will aid in the renovation of two language learning laboratories in an effort to modernize second-language learning and connect St. Lawrence to the global community.

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    Joining Forces: Constructing a 21st-Century Library

    With 82 years to go, there is a lot of learning left to do in the 21st Century, and at St. Lawrence, Owen D. Young Library (ODY) is just the place to get it done.

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