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Wednesday June 19th, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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Screen shot of new proposed Welcome Centre

Tuesday afternoon, the University of Windsor Board of Governors approved proceeding with plans to award the design-build contract for a new Welcome Centre at a budget of $8 million.

The new center will be located near the northwest corner of Sunset Avenue and Wyandotte, and is visioned to function as the front door to campus, becoming the official address and main identifier of the university.

The university says it will be the gateway through which new and prospective students enter and where they will return as alumni members. It will be approximately 20,000 square feet and will house the administrative offices of student admissions and recruitment, alumni affairs, annual giving and stewardship, the University campaign office, public affairs and communications and a bookstore kiosk to sell branded merchandise.

The awarding of the design/build contract is expected to happen this August with construction beginning this fall, and completion tentatively scheduled for the end of 2014.

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