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Student Center

The Bryn Mawr Way is our contemporary vision for what girls need to thrive and succeed in today’s world. While we deliver an unmatched educational experience, we want to ensure that students have a place to feel nourished–by food, community, and activities– in the heart of campus. The new Student Center is our physical space where we can care for the whole girl, for the whole day.

When it opened in fall 2019, the Student Center added 30,000 square feet of new and refreshed dining areas, common spaces, fitness and changing areas, theater improvements, an air-conditioned gym and fantastic outdoor seating. It has a tangible impact on the daily life of every student at Bryn Mawr, every single day.

Project Details

  • An expanded dining hall that allows for varying seating styles and arrangements, expanded cooking and serving area, and flexible areas for meetings and other gatherings.
  • A new café with food and snacks available throughout the day for students and families, and café-style seating that creates an inviting space for students and teachers to work and relax.
  • Permanent dressing rooms adjacent to Centennial Hall and a scene shop, where sets can be built.
  • A welcoming athletic entrance along the south and west outer walls of the Katharine Van Bibber Gymnasium that leads to a new lobby that will proudly showcase Mawrtian Athletic trophies and championship flags.
  • New Locker rooms for student athletes.
  • Newly located and updated cardio and weight facilities.
  • “Main Street” -- an interior hallway will connect campus from Northern Parkway Circle to the academic side, with windows overlooking Katharine Van Bibber Gym.