Signature Spaces

Bicentennial Rotunda Rotunda Rendering

The Bicentennial Rotunda is the symbolic center of the Armstrong Student Center. The towering, two-plus story atrium is located at the end of the second-floor Slant Walk continuation and provides a dramatic entrance into the two-story, glass-enclosed David and Valerie Hodge Center for Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL). The Bicentennial Rotunda also features winding staircases to the first and third floors.

Slant Walk Slant Walk

This representation of Miami’s iconic Slant Walk links Joslin Family Terrace and the Armstrong Student Center’s western entrance to the Bicentennial Rotunda and the David and Valerie Hodge Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL). Traveling along the Armstrong Student Center’s second floor, this signature passage is overlooked by the third-floor offices of student organizations headquartered in the SEAL and is naturally lit by a dramatic overhead skylight. The floor is constructed of etched tiles that will carry the names of Miami alumni and friends who contributed at least $2,500 to the Armstrong Student Center.

Harry T. Wilks Theater Wilks Theater Rendering

The Armstrong Student Center’s elegant, 500-seat theatre features a balcony level and is perfectly suited, with its state-of-the art sound and video systems, to host on-campus movies, as well as artistic talent from both select students and professionals. It also provides a showcase facility for hosting orientations and events for prospective students.

The Commons Commons Rendering

A true place of campus community, the Commons is a dining area and gathering place within the Armstrong Student Center. The large, open area provides tiered seating for more than 450 students, who can drop by to grab a bite to eat or catch up between classes. Surrounding the Commons are five specialty food concepts, each featuring the cuisines sought by today’s students.

Donald W. Fritz PavilionPavilion

This long-awaited, large, student-controlled event space is the largest formal event space on campus. The Pavilion seats up to 800 people for speaking engagements and nearly 500 people for plated dinners.

Shade Family Room Shade Family Room Rendering

Visitors to the Armstrong Student Center who enter through the prominent Spring Street entrance are welcomed into the breathtaking Shade Family Room. This large Miami heritage room is a celebration of Miami’s history and tradition, featuring a décor of images and memorabilia chronicling the University’s 200 years. The large, open room includes lounge-style seating and a warm atmosphere conducive to gathering in small groups to work on projects or socialize. One end is adorned with a large fireplace, while the other end features a broad set of steps leading to a raised area that doubles as a small stage venue while also leading out to the Marcum Family Terrace.

Bob & Doris `52 Pulley Diner Pulley Diner Rendering

As the Armstrong Student Center’s 24/7 dining venue, Bob and Doris '52 Pulley Diner serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and any meal in-between in booths and on dining counter stools. Ideal for a late-night study break or a gathering of friends, Pulley Diner includes seating for nearly 200.

Joslin Family Terrace Joslin Terrace Rendering

The Hub-side entrance to the Armstrong Student Center is right off Miami’s campus Hub and features the Joslin Family Terrace for soaking in sunny spring and fall days.

The Cultural Center Cultural Center Rendering

Miami’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities designed to enhance the academic success, retention, and personal development of diverse student populations. The Cultural Center, located on the second floor, provides a large space for all students to celebrate cultural life experiences and benefit from advising, tutoring, and cultural awareness workshops, seminars, and programming. It also includes administrative offices for the Director and Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs.

Community Lounge and Kitchen Community Lounge Rendering

Adjacent to the Cultural Center, the Community Lounge and Kitchen is an informal extension of The Cultural Center that focuses more intently on international and ethnic students. It is a gathering place to celebrate and enjoy multi-cultural exchanges of ideas, social customs and foods, as well as provide a space for meetings and smaller program events.

Richard & Emily Smucker Wiikiaami Room Wiikiaami Room Rendering

This unique, circular room pays tribute to the heritage of the Miami Nation while also providing a seating arrangement that is ideally suited for discussion-oriented programming, both scheduled and spontaneous. Both the Miami Tribe and students in the architecture program were involved in designing this room.

Marcum Family Terrace Marcum Terrace Rendering

The Armstrong Student Center’s most prominent outdoor space, the Marcum Family Terrace is accessible from Spring Street, the Shade Family Room and Entrance, and The Commons. This ideal location, with its proximity to pedestrian-heavy Spring Street and the Armstrong Student Center’s largest dining area, is a center of campus community. Live trees are included in the Marcum Terrace, helping it flow into the outdoor landscaping. It is framed on two sides by a pedestrian colonnade.