Squires Student Center is 75 years old. It first opened in 1937; funded mostly by President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal programs.
Today, the building is known on campus as a gathering place for faculty and students. It's 250,000 square feet, with theaters, a food court, a recital salon, an atrium, and student and faculty offices.
To celebrate the buildings's 75th anniversary, the university held a reception and open house and gave students and faculty the chance to talk about what the building means to them.
"There's not a student on campus that has not been impacted by this building in one way or another," said Justin Camputaro, Director of Student Centers and Activities. "This is where everything from the fun social times to when tragic events happen, this building becomes the hub. This is where it all happens, where people get their information and bond together, so everyone's been impacted differently."
There are several upgrades and renovations inside Squires right now, and there is a plan for a new student center to be built in the future.