It was great to be back.
We hadn’t been there for about 2.5 years, since our road trip to New Jersey back in summer 2012, right after our graduation. & you wouldn’t think much has changed in that small amount of time… but you’d be surprised!
We only spent an hour on campus giving ourselves a self-guided tour, but it was enough time to learn that it was a completely different place than when we had lived there only a few years before.
There was one new building. One dorm completely vanished. Another completely redesigned for another purpose. The cafeteria was remodeled. The student work-out gym was improved beyond any comparison. Plans were displayed for a new sports complex.
For most of my years at NWC, there was talk, preparations, & a lot of “hype” for the Dewitt Learning Commons. It would take the place of the library, tutor center, learning center, and some classrooms. It would have a coffee shop, plenty of study spaces, and be aesthetically pleasing. By the time we graduated, the Learning Commons was nothing but a big bit in the middle of campus.
*insert any Middle Earth/Mordor/Ork birthplace joke here*
But, oh my! What a building it is. Makes me a bit jealous that I am not a student using the space.
On the other hand.
But it would be fun to send our kids there one day.