Photo by Breanna Denney Construction workers clean the sidewalks around the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center on Monday, Jan. 18. The SAC is the newest building on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus and is expected to open sometime this spring.

Photo by Breanna Denney
Construction workers clean the sidewalks around the William N. Pennington Student Achievement
Center on Monday, Jan. 18. The SAC is the newest building on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus
and is expected to open sometime this spring.

Staff Report

After a few delays, the University of Nevada, Reno’s William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center finally has a set opening day — Feb. 22, according to a university press release. Pennington has been under construction since the fall of 2014 and will replace the now-demolished Getchell Library at the center of campus. 

At a cost of $44.5 million, the 78,000-square-foot building is set to house a variety of student-oriented services, including the University Writing Center, Math Center and Tutoring Center, among other services. The building will also include various spaces for students to congregate, study or even meditate.

“The facility will cater to every student, in every imaginable way,” said UNR President Marc Johnson in a November press release. “In many ways, it will be our most socially and academically welcoming building. It will foster a culture of support, and it will help all of our students.”

For more information on construction around campus, visit nevadasagebrush.com.

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