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Votes are in! It's Parkland "Student Union"
New Student Services Center renamed based on student survey
 
The college's new Student Services Center officially has been renamed the Parkland College Student Union, based on a recent naming survey taken by students.
 
Parkland's Institutional Accountability and Research office conducted the survey in early May. More than 59 percent of survey respondents preferred "Student Union" over "Student Services Center" or a write-in name choice.
 
A map of the Student Union is now available here. Many of the offices that recruit, admit, orient, advise, register, and assess Parkland students have moved into the 113,000 sq. ft. facility over the last month. The Student Union also houses additional student lounge, food service, and large-group meeting space; the Student Life offices with space for clubs and organizations; and the Parkland Bookstore.
 
 

Student Services Moving Schedule to Student Union Wing

Moving Date Department Room Number
March 24-28 Bookstore U125
April 28-May 2 Assessment Center U203
May 5-9 Financial Aid U286
May 12-16 Cashiers U247
May 19-23 Counseling/Advising U267
May 19-23 Disability Services U260
May 27-30 Student Life U111
June 2-13 Admissions/Records U214
June 9-13 TRiO U252
June 16-20 Career Center U238
June 16-20 Adult Re-entry U233
June 16-20 Deans Office U242
Student Services Center construction underway! New facility scheduled to be substantially completed by December 2013 and ready for occupancy in early 2014.
Construction of the Student Services Center began at 6 am Thursday, April 26. The construction significantly impacted pedestrian and bus access to the east buildings of campus. The circle drive, B1 parking lot, nearby walkways and entrances to A wing, B1, B2, L1, L2, X1, X6 and X9 will be closed.

The bus stop moved from Parkland’s circle drive to the D-wing entrance. Car and shuttle drivers who drop off passengers on campus are asked to use alternate drop-off sites outside the C-wing entrance in the C4 parking lot, and outside the M-wing in the M1 lot.

For persons with disabilities mechanical doors are available at C, D, M and X wing entrances.
 
 
 

 
September 2013
Mechanical systems are being installed on all floors, and interior drywall is starting to be installed.  Exterior wall systems have been installed and exterior brick work is over 75% complete.  Window frames and glass are being installed along with exterior trim components.  The current construction schedule is to have the facility substantially complete in February of 2014.
 
July 2013
Mechanical systems and interior wall systems are being installed. The construction schedule is to have the facility substantially complete before the end of the year in 2013, and the College taking occupancy in early 2014.
 
June 2013
Construction continues with exterior wall systems being installed and exterior brick work started. 
 
April 2013
Concrete work on the 2nd and 3rd floors has been completed. Structural steel erection is complete. Steel roof decking installation is complete and roof panels are being installed. Mechanical systems are being installed in the basement and first floor areas, and electrical conduit runs are starting to be installed in upper floor areas.
 
February 2013
Concrete floor work continues on with ground floors, 2nd and 3rd floor areas being poured as weather allows.  Structural steel erection is completion with the exception of the walkway connection into the B Wing. Steel roof decking is also being installed as weather allows. Mechanical systems are being installed in the basement areas, and electrical conduit runs are starting to be installed in upper floor areas. 
 
January 2013
Site work is nearing completion, with foundation and basement walls complete and utility lines re-routed. Concrete floor work continues on with ground floors, 2nd and 3rd floor areas being poured as weather allows. Structural steel erection is nearing completion with final pieces being set in the North sections. All structural steel and connections should be complete by the end of January. Steel roof decking is also being installed as steel is erected and weather allows. Mechanical systems are being installed in the basement areas, and electrical conduit runs are starting to be installed in upper floor areas. The current construction schedule is to have the facility substantially complete before the end of the year in 2013, and the College taking occupancy in early 2014.
 
November 2012
Site work is nearing completion, with foundation and basement walls complete and utility lines being re-routed. Portions of the concrete floors have been poured on the ground floor areas and basement. Structural steel is being erected in the South section of the building with the contractor will progressing to the north over the coming weeks. Mechanical systems are being installed in the basement areas. The current construction schedule is to have the facility substantially complete before the end of the year in 2013, and the College taking occupancy in early 2014.
 
April 2012
Bids were opened in January with Poettker Construction of Breese, Illinois being the low bidder.  Contract documents are currently being completed and construction began  April 26.  A Groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 16, 2012 at the construction site.  The intent is to have the facility completed in fall of 2013 or spring of 2014.
 
 
November 2011
Architects Perkins and Will have completed the design and construction documents. The project documents are pending approval by the Capital Development Board, which has delayed the release of bid documents and the bid dates. Bids are now anticipated for approval by the Parkland Board of Trustees at the January 2012 Board meeting. Construction should begin in spring 2012.
 
 
 
 
 

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