The SUNYIT campus is situated on more than 400 acres of wooded terrain with several small streams and ravines. Since the opening of the first building, Kunsela Hall, in 1984-85, the campus has grown to include seven major buildings and three residential complexes. In 2011, construction of three buildings was completed: a Student Center, Field House and Oriskany Residence Hall, a capital investment of nearly $60 million. Construction of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) is underway with completion expected in fall 2014. Wireless Internet access is available in all residence halls and campus buildings.
Kunsela Hall was the first and remains the largest campus building. Completed in 1985, Kunsela contains admissions and most administrative offices, and a number of faculty offices. It also houses traditional and special-purpose classrooms, a computer center, a 240-seat lecture hall, the college bookstore, and the Gannett Gallery, which hosts a variety of art exhibits.
Donovan Hall, which opened in 1988, is the central academic building. In addition to its laboratories, Donovan also features a variety of special purpose classrooms and small lecture halls, and is home to a number of academic and faculty offices. The building’s architecture echoes SUNYIT’s early days when the college operated in several locations, including former manufacturing buildings in west Utica.
Facing Kunsela Hall is the Cayan Library, which opened in 2003. Housing the campus library collections and archives, the building offers private study rooms and a variety of settings for reading and studying; dozens of computer work stations in the first-floor reference area; a 30-seat instruction/ meeting room; a café; and a second-floor study room with a fireplace. In 2010, as part of the information and learning resources department, library services were expanded to include student computer support; a help desk is located on the first floor.
Near Cayan Library, Kunsela and Donovan Halls is the $13.6 million Student Center. Intended to promote student engagement and enhance student life programs, this Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building gives students a unique gathering place. An open design creates flexible spaces for multi-purpose events, as well as a large food court. Other building features include a café, theater, game room, student radio station, and Student Association offices. The 43,000 square foot building is equipped with advanced audio/video systems and a wall-sized visual media display.
Located north of Donovan Hall and the Student Center is the 95,500 square foot Wildcat Field House, which features a fitness center, two full-sized basketball courts, four volleyball courts, indoor practice facilities, a running track, an expansive training room, team rooms, and athletic department offices. Completed in 2011, this facility accommodates 3,500 spectators and is home to intercollegiate athletics, intramural, and recreation programs.
Just east of the Field House are a new synthetic turf field, baseball field, and softball field. Other outdoor playing fields include soccer, intramural and practice fields. A mile-long nature/hiking exercise trail weaves its way through a wooded hillside and around two man-made ponds. A five-mile hiking/cross country course stretching across the northern and western portions of the campus is also available.
The Campus Center is located west of the academic campus core, across a pedestrian bridge above a wooded ravine. Opened in 1988, the Campus Center houses a newly renovated 600-seat student dining area. The upper mezzanine with lounge seating and a fireplace is a popular place for students to enjoy a casual lunch. The Campus Center also features a gymnasium with a maple-floor basketball court for SUNYIT Wildcat teams, team locker rooms, indoor exercise track, racquetball court, and saunas.
To the north of the Campus Center is Oriskany Residence Hall, a $23.5 million residential facility for first-year students. The 85,000 square foot complex consists of a three-story main building with two smaller two-story wings. Oriskany provides living accommodations for 240 students as well as classroom spaces for special events.
To the west of the Campus Center across a second pedestrian bridge is the Adirondack Residence Hall complex. Opened in 1992, Adirondack consists of 25 two-story townhouse-style buildings, connected to form the borders of two triangular commons. Each building contains four, four-person suites in a mix of one- and two-person bedrooms. The Mohawk Residence Hall complex opened in 1996, and consists of 12 two-story townhouses with a commons area and laundry facilities. Each living room suite at Mohawk is equipped with an air-conditioning unit. Residents of Mohawk can park in three lots located west and north of the compl