The first day of school has passed for students, but at Monroe Community College’s new Downtown Campus, community members were allowed to walk the halls on Wednesday.
The seven floor building features new flexible and innovative simulation labs, a fitness center, and various student activity areas. It also houses the college’s nationally recognized Economic and Workforce Development Center.
The college’s president says she has already noticed a change in school pride.
“They used to stop me and say, ‘Oh, are you going back to the old campus now?’,” President Anne Kress said. “It’s wonderful for them to say that because before, quite frankly, they used to be very concerned about what their facilities were compared to the Brighton campus. Now, they’re very campus proud.”
The new campus is located next to Frontier Field in the historic High Falls District.