The Morris University Center (MUC) is the hub of activities for the University. Visitors can find restaurants, meeting spaces, recreational facilities, as well as many other spaces and services. The Information Office is currently located in the MUC, offering students, faculty, staff and guests general campus information, whether they are looking for maps, transit services, locker rentals or event tickets.
The existing Information Center is difficult to locate and blends in with the surrounding space. To present a more dynamic, prominent space, SIUE selected Oates Associates to completely redesign and renovate the area. Architectural elements include a pronounced, curved façade with large, illuminated welcome signage and SIUE Cougar logos. The desk will be renamed from the Information Center to the Welcome Center and will extend out into the circulation space, inviting and encouraging passersby to stop for assistance.