As of Tuesday, Sep. 26, the School of Pharmacy is open and operating in its new location in Shryock Hall.
For the school, the move into a modernized Shryock Hall fulfills a goal articulated by Dr. W. William Hughes, dean of the school, to relocate the school into a space that would reduce the school's footprint and consolidate academic operations in three adjacent buildings: the Centennial Complex, Evans Hall and Shryock Hall.
Plans for the move began in the winter of 2011 with an architectural evaluation and design with the aim to preserve the historical appearance of both exterior and interior features of the building constructed in 1936.
The remodeled Shryock Hall features a new Shryock Amphitheater, additional room for the department of experiential education, a student lounge and student collaboration center, as well as a floor plan that promotes comfort, convenience and services.
Plans for an open house are under way and at that time the campus family will be invited to tour the new facilities.