The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

The new Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement space will bring the world to our campus. Anchored by the College's commitment to international education and social justice, the Commons will find its new home in a modern, technologically advanced facility where our student body, faculty and staff will explore issues of global significance and collaborate with students and scholars from across the globe through videoconferencing.

Centrally located on the ground floor of Blaustein Humanities Center, this exciting renovation, designed by Centerbrook Architects, will assemble the Language and Culture Center, Office for Global Initiatives, Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, the Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Study Away Office all within one potent and dynamic sphere.

Thanks to the generous support of The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the George I. Alden Trust, Susan Eckert Lynch '62 and grants from the Mellon Foundation, our vision for a physical nerve center that inspires innovation and advances dialogues about world affairs will now become a reality during the 2017-2018 academic year. It will also enable the College to enhance and implement key priorities of our Connections curriculum by integrating world languages, opportunities for global and local engagement and other off-campus learning. The renovation is scheduled to begin October 2nd.

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