School of Dentistry dedicates new Student Commons

 School of Dentistry dedicates new Student Commons

 
 

For the first time since 1989, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry students have a student commons area. On March 31, more than two hundred students and guests gathered for the dedication of the new student commons, named the “Retromolar Pad” by the students themselves who participated in a broadly promoted naming contest and who also had a hand in the design of the space. The 2,300 square foot location on the first floor of Moos Tower was first selected in 2009, and is “the largest space acquisition the School of Dentistry has taken on since Moos Tower opened in 1974,” as Dean Patrick Lloyd pointed out at the dedication.

The new space offers a place for private and group study, socializing, small group meetings, storage and lunch. The area has a key-card entrance, cell phone reception and Wi-Fi capabilities, is open daily from 7:00 a.m. .to 10:00 p.m., and is monitored by round-the-clock security cameras. “Even on weekends”, says Student Council President Nicole Reardon, “Students are able to use the Retromolar Pad as a place to study with no distractions. It’s a place to call our own.”

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