New state-of-the-art student commons set to open in 2014

Manhattan College

12/12/12 – Riverdale, NY—Together with honored guest Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly ’63, Manhattan College will break ground on the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons Thursday, Dec. 13. The groundbreaking ceremony will include remarks from Kelly, Thomas D. O’Malley ’63, former chairman of the College’s board of trustees and executive chairman of PBF Energy Company LLC, and Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College.

The 70,000-square-foot building, set to open in 2014, will significantly enhance the College’s ability to integrate academics and student life programming, and will provide space for fitness and wellness programming, dining, study, and cultural and community events. An approximately $48 million project, the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons will be the College’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. See more information about the building’s features and a video rendering of the building.