Welcome to the new Sun Terrace

Welcome to the new Sun Terrace

By Meredith Rutland

Faculty, staff, students and guests celebrated the completion of the renovations to the Sun Terrace and Communicore lecture halls Sept. 1./Photo by Jesse S. Jones

When first-year College of Medicine student Brittany Sorensen takes a much-needed coffee break from her classes, she goes to the Sun Terrace and its new Starbucks, where she can relax in a sunny, cheery spot.

Health Science Center students, faculty and staff celebrated the Sun Terrace’s recent transformation Sept. 1 with a dedication ceremony complete with free samples from the various eateries.

“What we’ve made here is a destination, a place people want to be,” said Ed Poppell, vice president for business affairs and economic development.

As part of the project, a full-service Starbucks, Panda Express and Salad Creations were added. The Communicore Building lobby and seven lecture halls on the building’s first floor, which seat between 80 to 180 people, also were renovated.