As the 2013 spring semester came to a close, the Davis Center was going through some major changes as far as what clubs, organizations and stores would be moving in and moving out for the 2013-2014 school year.
Officially, UVMtv moved out of its spot on the first floor and into a studio in Billings, while Living Well will expand its program into the old UVMtv space somewhere around mid-semester, Allen Josey, director of operations and event services at the Davis Center said.
“[Living Well] wants to extend its programs, workshops and offerings they have with staff and student groups including yoga and mindful meditation,” Josey said.
Growing Vermont, a store on the first floor, also left the DC due to a lack of sufficient funds.
The space will have a year-to-year assignment, which is currently the Ski and Snowboard Club, he said.
The empty space on the first floor that was a branch of People’s Bank during the 2011-2012 school year has been combined with what was most recently the Underground Copy space and will host a new Career Services satellite operation called The Career & Experience Hub starting September 9.
“It will be a space where they will be having recruiters come and do interviews and different things like resume workshops,” Josey said.
Underground Copy moved back to its previous location in Waterman and in an effort to keep the DC mail-friendly, a copy machine was put in the CatCard Office and books of stamps will be sold in the Book Store.
Citizen’s Bank will have a new ATM on the first floor, making it the third bank with an ATM in the building alongside People’s United Bank and TD Bank.
Junior Julia Morrow said she thinks that the previous stores and organizations in the DC are part of what made it flourish.
“I think health and wellness doesn’t get enough traffic to do an expansion, and no matter how many people watched UVMtv it at least gave students the chance to practice doing something they love,” Morrow said.