Admissions and Financial Aid Center Opens
Immaculata University´s Admissions and Financial Aid (AFA) Center has been completed and is ready to extend a hospitable welcome to guests. RC Legnini Building Contractors began the new facility in April and completed it in late December 2011.
"The Admissions and Financial Aid Center is both a building and an invitation," says Sister Ann M. Heath, IHM, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. "As a building, it serves as a campus gateway full of grace and purpose, symbolizing the beauty of the campus and the functionality of its design. As an invitation, the AFA Center represents an open door to the campus. We are hopeful that it will entertain many prospective students who will realize that Immaculata University offers the best possible community of higher education for them to grow into their futures."
With its lighthouse cupola serving as a beacon for many first-time visitors to the campus, the building is in a prominent location surrounded by woods. Students and their families will be graciously welcomed to Immaculata as they step from the covered front portico into a warm reception area. Cozy sitting areas with a two-sided stone fireplace provide an environment conducive to beneficial conversations between counselors and students. Approximately 8,500 square feet of finished space, including many new offices and a glass-enclosed conference room, will help to meet the needs of a growing student body. An additional 4,000 plus square feet will be available at the terrace level for future expansion and flexibility.
In 2008, a consultant recommended that the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices be more accessible and easier to find. After a few years of working on the project, a team of professionals managed by Immaculata´s Office of Capital Planning and Construction developed plans for the new building.
Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.