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Student Centers Upgrades Two Media Rooms on Campus

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Studentcenters room 302Student Centers reintroduced two of their largest, newly renovated, media-savvy meeting rooms. The newly renovated rooms are located on the third floor of the Student Activities Center (SAC). Rooms 302 and 306 are back in action and ready to take on in-person and hybrid events. 

SAC 302 and 306 now feature two brand new 90” monitors, computers, ceiling microphones, built-in speakers and webcams. Additionally, each room is equipped with new magnetic whiteboards and light fixtures that have been modified for maximum impact. These rooms are ideal for meetings, conferences and moderate functions that require a blend of in-person and remote attendees. 

The audio and visual features are administered through state-of-the-art Crestron Media Controllers that allow users to govern all settings right from the touchpads. The touchpads can also assist in wirelessly streaming from any device using the Solstice application. The rooms are equipped with HDMI cords for larger devices such as laptops. In addition, each room has step-by-step instructions on how to work the Crestron system and a QR code that takes the user to an instructional video for help getting started. Each room is furnished with brand new broadloom carpeting and a fresh coat of paint to add a pop of color to show Stony Brook’s school pride. 

Prior to the renovations, these spaces were assigned multimedia kits to access a projector and laptop, and required a facility manager to unlock the doors for events manually. Now both rooms, and all other third floor spaces in the SAC, use card access and are granted to event organizers for their scheduled events.

These revamped facilities will allow students, faculty and staff the flexibility to conduct in-person and hybrid gatherings. “These facilities are now equipped with the necessary tools our students and staff need to be successful, and I am excited to see these two meeting rooms utilized and enjoyed for years to come,” stated Rick Gatteau, vice president for Student Affairs. 

In the future, the Student Centers plans to enhance the remaining five meeting rooms to outfit them with the technical features and add new furniture. All are welcome to visit these spaces and enjoy these new rooms. To reserve, visit the Student Centers website

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