Monday, January 19, 2009

View from the Top

This is the view from the skybridge connecting the 11th floor of the DePaul Centre to the 14th floor of the Lewis Centre.
This is another view, showing the el. On clear days, you can see boats sailing on the lake!

This is the view from the patio in the Loop Student Centre, located on the 11th floor of the DePaul Centre. 

Rush, rush, rush. Going to class, going home, eating, writing, running. Catch that elevator!

It seems that as college students we rarely have a moment for ourselves, to re-center and refocus. With our hectic lives, it's vitally important that we take time to stop and smell the roses. Otherwise, the stress of essays, worksheets, meetings, and our social calendars will eat us alive!

Thankfully, the DePaul buildings have several nooks and crannies perfect for a short rest - secluded, serene, and with some fantastics views of the city. 

The hallways of this campus have hidden treasures - art series, murals, and photographs from DePaul's history all have their place. There are also sculptures, as well as several corners where you find students reading, relaxing, or surfing the net. 

The loop campus is, of course, wireless, but it's often hard to get a signal on the 17th floor of the Lewis building. You may find that floor is very good for studying,however, due to the few classrooms and the relatively quiet atmosphere. 

This post is going to focus on the Loop Campus. For those readers who have not yet been, the downtown campus is located in the heart of the loop, with buildings at the intersection of Jackson and State/Wabash. You can reach it by train, the red line to Jackson or the Purple or Brown lines to either Adams or Library. 

The Loop Campus is made up of several buildings, including the Lewis Centre, the DePaul Centre, the CDM building, the O'Malley building, the UCC (University Centre of Chicago), and the Merle Reskin Theatre. 

The Loop Campus also has a Barnes & Noble located right inside, with the downtown bookstore tucked into the concourse level. 

This campus is very sleek, fast-paced, and high tech. The CDM college has several floors of computer labs, gaming labs, screening rooms, and the cage, which has several pieces of digital equipment available to rent. 

This campus focuses mainly on the business, communications, and technology majors, with some language and humanities courses as well. This is also the grad school locale of choice. 

Altogether, this has been a very brief introduction to this blogger's favourite campus. Watch this space for more details on the urban spaces that make up this contemporary learning destination. 

1 comment:

  1. Very cool pictures of the loop campus. Sometimes I forget to remember how great of a city this is because of how busy I get, but thanks for the reminder.