West Quad Center
Opened in fall 2009, the West Quad Center is the first new building to be constructed at Brooklyn College since the 1970s. The center is just one example of how serious we are about our mission to become a more student-centered campus. In this case, we’ve provided our students with a central location to conduct all their college business, state-of-the-art athletic and recreation facilities, and more green space where they can relax, read and socialize.
One of the key features of the four-story West Quad Center is the Enrollment Services Center. At the ESC, we’ve centralized most of the student services that used to be scattered around campus into a time-saving, one-stop facility. Students can now receive basic registration and financial aid information, make payments for their tuition and transcripts, and pick up their ID card and, if they work on campus, their paycheck all in one spot. If they need any further assistance, they’ll now find the Registration, Scholarships, Bursar and Financial Aid offices all in the West Quad Center.
Students of all ages who are interested in joining the Brooklyn College community will find an inviting Admissions Welcome Center, where their questions and concerns can be addressed.
Perhaps the most sparkling feature of the center is the swimming pool — a 25-yard, eight-lane natatorium with two diving boards. Not only is the pool open for recreational use for those who wish to do a few laps, it has also resurrected our men’s and women’s swim teams.
The new building houses an 11,700-square-foot competition gym with bleachers for 700 fans of our basketball and volleyball teams who take to the courts in NCAA Division III competitions. We also have three racquetball/squash courts and a two-court practice gym, both of which are striped for basketball, volleyball and badminton; two weight and fitness rooms — more than 2,000 square feet each — that contain free weights and the latest aerobic and weight machines; and a 3,400-square-foot dance studio. Physical education and exercise science students are now taking their courses in new classrooms and labs.
The West Quad Center is fronted by a new green quad that opens up the campus, inviting students, faculty and staff to spend some time outdoors on the grass and catch up with their friends and colleagues.