Faculty Advisor

Samson, Miles David


This project explored the effect that campus centers have on the sense of community on college campuses. Design features of campus centers and the location of these features in relation to one another were utilized to predict the success of the campus center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). It was determined that campus centers should be located in an area with high foot traffic, near both the residence halls and commuter lots, and should include an ATM, meeting rooms, informal lounges, and student organization offices. Based on these recommendations, WPI's campus center will help to provide the campus with a strong sense of community.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts