Features and Amenities
The Armstrong Student Center features several offices, study and meeting spaces, and retail and dining options.
Shade Family Room
Former Rowan Hall serves as the main entrance to the Armstrong Student Center along Spring Street. Students and guests are welcomed to the ASC through the Shade Family Room.View all features and amenities
Surrounding the 3-D replica seal, the stones in Bicentennial Rotunda represent a commitment to student excellence through the spirit of giving.View all features and amenities
Richard & Emily Smucker Wiikiaami Room
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 have been involved in designing this room.View all features and amenities
David and Valerie Hodge Center for Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL)
The Hodge Center for Student Engagement and Leadership celebrates Miami’s Bicentennial vision for Transformative student experience by housing 31 student organization office and desk spaces.View all features and amenities
Features and Amenities by Floor
The graphic below is the floor plan of Level 1 of the Armstrong Student Center. The rooms clockwise from the bottom left are in the order: Haines’, Dining Commons, Wilks Theater (room 1056), Café Lux, room 1066, Joslin Senate Chamber (room 1062), L&H 1809, Barbershop, room 1086, room 1082, room 1080, Spring Street Market, and the Shade Family Room (room 1000). Stairs are located on either side of the Dining Commons, near Wilks Theater, Joslin Senate Chamber, L&H 1809, and room 1086. There is an elevator next to the stairs by L&H 1809, another near the Joslin Senate Chamber, and another by Wilks Theater. Restrooms are located by room 1082 and Wilks Theater. A severe weather shelter is located between Haines’ and the Dining Commons. An information desk is just outside the Shade Family Room, and a security office is across from it next to Wilks Theater. Exits are located in the Shade Family room, next to Haines’, on either side of the Atrium (located between Wilks Theater and Café Lux), and by L&H 1809. Outside are two courts: Marcum South Court near Haines’, and East Court outside of the Atrium and next to the Shade Family Room.
The graphic below is the floor plan of Level 2 of the Armstrong Student Center. The floor is divided into two separate spaces with a walkway connecting the larger portion on the left side of the image to the smaller portion on the right. The larger portion has rooms in clockwise order starting from the bottom left: Pulley Diner, Credit Union, room 2012, Wilks Institute (room 2018), Cliff Library (room 2020), room 2027, Henry & Philips Student Activities Suite (room 2029), room 2039, room 2045, Smucker Wiikiaami room (room 2042), room 2060, room 2058, the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (room 2030), and Emporium. In the center of the floor is the Bicentennial Rotunda, with stairs located near the Cliff Library (room 2020), Emporium, and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (room 2030). There are also stairs by room 2060. An elevator is located next to room 2058. Restrooms are located near room 2045, and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (room 2030). Severe weather shelters are located near those restrooms. On the left side of the image, an exit is available to the Joslin Family Terrace. On the smaller portion of the floor located on the right of the image, the rooms clockwise from the bottom left are in the order: 2078, 2074, Red Zone, 2073, 2080, and 2084. A gender neutral restroom is located inside Red Zone, and other restrooms are located near room 2080. There are stairs in Red Zone, near room 2084, and in between Red Zone and room 2073.
The graphic below is the floor plan of Level 3 of the Armstrong Student Center. The rooms are ordered from the lower left corner going clockwise: ASC Administration (room 3012), room 3018, room 3027, room 3020, Diversity Suite (room 3032), room 3040, room 3045, Fritz Pavilion (room 3056), Cafaro Lounge (room 3000), and room 3001. Gender-neutral restrooms are available between rooms 3018 and 3000, and in front of the Fritz Pavilion (room 3056). Other restrooms are located adjacent to the Fritz Pavilion (room 3056) and room 3045. A severe weather shelter is located next to the Fritz Pavilion (room 3056). Stairs are located in both the center of the floor and on the side of the Fritz Pavilion (room 3056). An elevator is also located by the stairs on the side of the Fritz Pavilion (room 3056).
The graphic below is the floor plan of the Lower Level of the Armstrong Student Center. It is accessed either by stairs in the center of the graphic, stairs in the upper right corner of the graphic, or elevators next to both of those stairs. The entire floor is taken up by the Center for Career Exploration & Success. There is a gender-neutral restroom located across from the stairs at the center of the graphic and other restrooms on the lower left side of the graphic.
SUS·TAIN·ABLE adjective \sə-ˈstā-nə-bəl\ Meeting our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.
Learn about all the sustainability features in the Armstrong Student Center, below is information found on the Sustainability Wall located on the interior Slant Walk near the building entrance from the Joslin Family Terrace.
In April 2011, President David C. Hodge announced Miami University's Sustainability Commitments and Goals. To promote a more sustainable campus, the University voluntarily adopted a green-building certification standard called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), administered by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Multiple green design, construction, and operational features can be found around, within (and sometimes behind) the Armstrong Student Center’s (ASC) walls. These innovations -- listed below by LEED category -- embody Miami's commitment to student life and sustainability. We hope they inspire students, faculty, staff and visitors to share in Miami's efforts to make our future more sustainable.
What can you do?
- Learn about sustainability issues, and how your major can address them.
- Experience campus as a living sustainability laboratory. Look for signs and QR tags in and around the ASC building.
- Share ideas on how to make the ASC and Miami greener.
- Visit Miami's Sustainability website for news, events, and profiles.
- Challenge yourself -- and those around you -- to "Love Red, Live Green."
A LEED-certified building site is sensitive to existing ecosystems and attempts to minimize the negative effects of construction on the surrounding environment. The Armstrong Student Center features:
- A central, walkable site located close to multiple services and destinations
- Access to nearby public transit, offering students and visitors a convenient alternative to car travel
- Open space preservation through redevelopment of existing buildings and parking lots; and addition of green space
What can you do?
- Walk, bike, or ride the bus. It's more convenient and less expensive than driving. If you have to drive, carpool with others
- Support the many local businesses or services on or nearby Miami's scenic and spacious campus
- Consider purchasing a fuel-efficient and low-emitting vehicle
- Support development that protects sensitive ecosytems like rivers, streams, or wetlands
If every American living within five miles of work commuted by bike just one day a week, it would be like taking a million cars off the road.
- Rainwater harvesting by underground cisterns for landscape irrigation
- Native and adapted landscaping requiring less water and maintenance
- Efficient fixtures in toilet rooms, changing rooms, and food preparation areas
What can you do?
- Enjoy high-quality local tap water, filtered or unfiltered, in a reusable bottle
- Use water sparingly when lathering hands, brushing teeth, or preparing food
- Take shorter showers
- Learn and help cultivate species that are native or adapted to your region
Plumbing fixtures installed throughout the ASC are expected to save 517,300 gallons of potable water annually. Plants surrounding the ASC are native or adapted to our region, saving 100,000 gallons of potable water per year.
- Highly efficientmechanical and electrical systems that maintain a quality building environment with less energy
- Additional performance tracking, known as commissioning, to verify all systems are as efficient as promised
- Recycling of heat vented from coolers and other equipment to help preheat domestic hot water
- Green refrigerants to protect the atmosphere and ozone layer
What can you do?
- When replacing light bulbs, choose wisely: Think performance, price and energy savings.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator if you are able
- Lower your thermostat in winter, raise it in summer
- During nice weather, shut off your heating/ cooling and open your windows
- Explore the many benefits of renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.)
Efficient lighting fixtures, like LED light bulbs, installed throughout the ASC are expected to save 108,850 kWh of energy annually.
The ASC has energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems, which reduce or recycle waste energy, saving 3,796,570,000 BTUs of energy annually.
A LEED-certified building conserves materials and resources to reduce waste. To promote sustainability green buildings re-use existing materials and buildings, use locally sourced materials where feasible, and promote recycling. The Armstrong Student Center features:
- Reuse of existing Gaskill and Rowan Halls within the new Center, preserving their existing resources and embodied energy
- Recycling of materials during construction, and of paper, metal, plastic, glass and cardboard every day thereafter
- Composting of kitchen food scrap
- Local sourced materials from within 500 miles of Oxford
What can you do?
- Use a reusable water bottle or coffee mug
- Reduce, reuse, or recycle
- Refuse what you don’t need: Bring your own bag and eating utensils
- Purchase locally- or regionally-made products that utilize recycled content
Although 75 percent of solid waste is recyclable, only about 30 percent is actually recycled. Miami is committed to recycling the majority of its wastes. The ASC re-purposed Gaskill and Rowan Halls, recycling the energy embodied in these buildings (i.e. used during their original construction) and minimized demolition debris during construction.
A LEED-certified building is healthy and pleasant to occupy. Green buildings protect indoor air quality by limiting polluting materials, maximize natural daylight and views, and maintain comfortable temperatures. The Armstrong Student Center features:
- A smoke-free environment for all to enjoy in and around the building
- Indoor air quality management during and after construction
- Low-emitting materials that protect human health by limiting volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Natural lighting and views, including the large skylight above the Slant Walk.
What can you do?
- Take advantage of natural sunlight instead of fossil-fueled electric lights
- Avoid using materials that contain harmful chemicals like VOCs
- Prevent insects by promptly disposing of your unconsumed food and beverages
- If you smoke, use Miami’s smoking cessation program to help you quit
All materials installed within the ASC were carefully selected to minimize or eliminate use of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), which are known to be hazardous to human health. This creates a dramatically healthier indoor environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
A LEED-certified building is innovative, encouraging creative use of design techniques not yet covered in the LEED manual. The Armstrong Student Center features:
- Preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, integrated through creative design
- Replacement of an asphalt lot with a centrally-located and walkable building, requiring no additional parking
- Diversion of 95% construction waste from the landfill
- 30% of project made with recycled materials, measured by total cost
- Sustainable building cleaning to minimize harmful chemicals
- An innovative signage system to educate users about why and how sustainability is built into the ASC.
What can you do?
- Experience life on Miami's campus as a process of discovery and transformation
- Be thoughtful, creative, and forward-looking in how you live and work
- Collaborate with others, on campus and beyond, to promote a more sustainable world for future generations to enjoy
30% of all building materials used throughout the ASC -- such as concrete, carpeting, steel, ceiling tiles, and others -- were recycled (as measured by total cost).
Venues within the Armstrong Student Center meet federal ADA requirements for accessibility; additional resources available throughout the building include assistive listening devices, wheelchair access, and accessible restrooms.
Additional accommodations for access to events, such as sign language interpreters or captioning services for University sponsored programs, can be requested through the Miller Center for Student Disability Services with at least 48 hours notice. For more information, contact the Miller Center at 513.529.1541 (V/TTY) or email sds@MiamiOH.edu.
Lost and Found
As a major event and student involvement venue, the Armstrong Student Center Information Desk receives a high volume of lost and found items. MUPD is the Lost & Found facility on campus with a secure Property Room. All electronics, credit cards, and high dollar value items are sent to MUPD daily (if applicable). These items will not be held for more than twenty-four (24) hours at the Information Desk.
Low dollar items will be held for at least thirty (30) days at the Information Desk, if unclaimed after thirty (30) days, the items will be donated to the Oxford Family Resource Center located at 5445 College Corner Pike.
Lost Miami University ID cards are stored at the Information Desk after the owner has been notified. Unclaimed Miami ID cards will be returned to the Campus Services Center for destruction.
The Armstrong Student Center is not responsible for the loss of any materials or items turned into the Information Desk.