It’s spring again at George Mason. The flowers are in bloom, the birds are singing from the trees, and the sound of hammers and heavy-duty construction projects can be heard all around campus. Light-sleeping students in the student apartments carry the burden of being woken up every morning at 6 a.m. when the construction workers descend on campus, but hey, everyone else gets to receive the benefits of new, technologically-advanced buildings and more resources.
One of the great things about Mason used to be the woodsy-atmosphere, but many recent construction efforts have eliminated many of the lush parts of campus. But the up-side of all the construction is that the new buildings offer more classroom space and are much more modern than what you see on older, historic college campuses.
All of Mason’s buildings are very modern, and most are equipped with wireless Internet. A brand new athletic facility, the Recreation and Athletic Complex, adds to the University’s already impressive workout facility options which include Skyline, the Aquatic and Fitness Center, the Field House. The Johnson Center, the main student building is located at the center of campus, is fairly new and houses a food court, offices and great study spaces for students. Fenwick Library is huge and provides ample quiet study space. As long as students don’t mind the noise, the construction’s not so bad, and will provide a major upgrade to already existing buildings, and provide brand new facilities for students. But be sure to check back to 2012!