The Office of the Registrar of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will be relocating from its location at 20 Garden Street to the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center in March 2015, according to FAS Registrar Michael P. Burke.
Burke said he hopes the move, which has been underway for more than three years, will facilitate registration and facilitate communication with other College offices. Currently, the floor houses the general education program offices, the advisory programs office and the accessible education office.
The current Registrar’s office on Garden Street is located approximately a quarter mile from the Smith Campus Center.
“A lot of times, students go back and forth between our offices to try and resolve issues for enrollment,” said Burke, noting that students often have to run between the University Health Services at the Smith Campus Center and the office. from the registrar to register with the required information. vaccines. “Now they can do it all in one building. “
Dean of Administration and Finance Sheila C. Thimba, who oversees the construction and move alongside the FAS Office of Physical Resources and Planning, agrees with Burke, saying the move will bring the office closer. registrar of additional services, such as the term billing office. and UHS.
“The idea behind it was that the regular office at 20 Garden Street is some distance from the heart of the campus and is isolated from student services,” Thimba said. “Now it will be contiguous with other student services.”
The registrar’s office will occupy the space currently held by the APO, which plans to move to the hallway closer to Gen Ed’s offices in March.
Construction on the fourth floor of the Smith Campus Center began just over a month ago, leaving the west side of the ground completely emptied. According to Burke, the registrar’s office will be fully moved after spring break.
College offices will not be moved during construction, only relocated, according to program administration for the general education program, Stephanie H. Kenen.
“Everyone is there for the duration and will be there after too. It will just be more comfortable, ”Kenen wrote in an email.
Burke also said the move would allow for a “more contemporary registrar’s office,” compared to the current space which, with its four reception desks and a room for filing cabinets, is “equipped for the registrar there. has a generation “.
Burke and Thimba said they don’t know what will occupy the space at 20 Garden Street once the registrar’s office leaves the site.