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Campus prepares for Setzer Center renovations

Artists renderingMajor renovation of the Setzer Student Center begins in November, prompting a number of changes that will affect faculty, staff and students.

In preparation, all former offices in the Setzer Student Center have relocated to new spaces in the Carl Parker Building and the Student Organizations Annex (formerly the Engineering Research Annex) located between the Mary and John Gray Library and the Cherry Engineering Building.

Until construction starts, the SSC will remain open to provide access to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. All SSC programs and services will continue uninterrupted throughout the project. Additional lounge spaces for students are available in the Recreational Sports Center.

Changes to Food Service

Friday, October 14 marked the last day of food service in the Nest and at Mirabeau’s in the Setzer Student Center. Follow the Lamar Dining Facebook page for updates and announcements.

  • The new Food Truck Landing opened between the Library and the Dining Hall on October 17. 
  • Outtakes Market Express was added to the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall featuring chicken wings, a baked potato bar, Chobani frozen yogurt, f'real milkshakes, and plenty of quick-grab options. 
  • Additional dining options include the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, Juice It Up! in the Rec Center, and Outtakes in Monroe Hall. 
  • Dining Dollars (declining balance) can be used at all locations.

New Office Locations

Many offices in the Division of Student Engagement have moved, including offices formerly in the Setzer Student Center and the Wimberly Student Services building. New locations are:

  • Carl Parker Building, Room 101
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Engagement 
  • Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
  • Carl Parker Building, Room 109
  • Student Organization Services 
  • Greek Life 
  • New Student and Leadership Programs
  • Student Organizations Annex
  • Student Activities, Program Board (Lamar Alive!) & Civic Engagement 
  • Student Event Services 
  • Student Government Association


The Barnes and Noble Bookstore, located in the Setzer Student Center, will remain open for business throughout construction.

  • The current entrance, inside the SSC, will be used until construction begins. 
  • After the SSC is closed for construction, the Bookstore's new front door will be adjacent to the Archer Physics Building, to the right of the current front doors of the SSC. 
  • Find store hours and other updates on the LU Barnes and Noble website and Facebook page.