What’s Open On Campus?

BC's Library Cafe will remain closed for the time being./WikiMedia Commons

By Sydney Rodriguez


  With the reopening of campus to 70 percent capacity this semester, various resources have reopened for students taking in-person classes.

   “I am excited to finally meet classmates and professors that I have seen and met through zoom, in person,” said sociology major Wendy Martinez. “I scheduled an appointment to meet with an advisor as soon as we were able to meet with them in-person.”

   The Library, Student Center, Boylan Hall Cafeteria, James Hall kiosk, the Enrollment Service Center, and WEB Computer Labs are all open. There is also no appointment necessary for the Enrollment Service Center. Students are allowed to walk in and wait for the next available person to assist them. The Library hours are 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. on Mondays -Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Fridays, and 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, according to the Library’s official website

   The Student Center, located on East 27 Street and Campus Road, has readily available a quiet reflection room located on the fourth floor, eating and study rooms on the lower level, and a lactation room for nursing mothers on the third floor, according to Richard Pietras, BC’s Media Relations Manager. In addition, registered student clubs are able to use the meeting and event rooms at the Center.

   “With the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff at the forefront, Brooklyn College is happy to extend these services in the Students Center as the college transitions to more in-person classes and activities moving forward,” said Pietras in an email to the Vanguard. 

   The Library Cafe and recreational center remain closed at this time, pending further notice. Per a college-wide email from the BC’s Athletics Department on Feb. 7, the department extended its spectator policy for home games to include vaccinated staff, faculty, and students. 

    As the pandemic continues, some Brooklyn College students opined that more online resources should be available. 

   “Because we are in a pandemic and many students and faculty for reasons of their own want to learn and teach in a safer environment such as their homes, Brooklyn College should extend more online resources,” said Aylee Laos, an anthropology student.

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