ALANA Center move creates ‘one big domino effect’

As a result of the ALANA Student Center moving into the Living/Learning Center, several University offices will be shifting to other locations on campus.


Once the ALANA Center moves into its new location, currently home to the Career Center, the Career Advising Center, CatCard Service Center and UVMtv studio will all move to different locations across campus.


“The Career Center is moving into part of the second floor of the Davis Center next to the bookstore,” said Pat Brown, director of Student Life.


The bookstore decided over a year and a half ago it had more space than it needed, Brown said.


SGA passed a resolution Nov. 17 to move the ALANA Center to Living/Learning, according to a Feb. 12 Cynic article.


“It’s one big domino effect,” Brown said.


The Career Advising Center and the Career Hub will share the space where the CatCard Service Center and Career Hub currently are, he said.


The CatCard Service Center will move to the basement of Billings Library, CatCard Center Director Mark McKenna said.


One challenge will be to make sure incoming students will be able to get their CatCards in time for next semester, McKenna said.


“Our ideal would be to be settled in the new home before orientation so that all of the new students will know exactly where the CatCard office is,” he said.


There isn’t a set date for the CatCard Service Center to move into Billings, McKenna said, but it will happen before the coming fall semester.


“Part of the challenge is making sure we have enough network connectivity and Internet connectivity over in that neck of the woods,” he said.


UVMtv has already moved out of Billings and is moving into the basement of Wright Hall on Redstone Campus.


UVMtv’s station manager, senior Melisa Rayvid, said they found out Feb. 9 that their office was being relocated to the basement of Wright Hall.


“It’s right below a gym so that’s an issue,” Rayvid said. “We’re soundproofing everything.”

UVMtv will be up and running after spring break, but programs they have already been filmed and edited will still premiere on television, she said.


“Everyone is optimistic about the new space,” Rayvid said. “We have our lighting grid, desks, chairs and closets.”


UVMtv moved out of their office space in Billings Feb. 13, she said.


“Annie Stevens has been a huge help and Pat Brown has been a huge help as well,” Rayvid said.