Cecil and Ida Green Center demolished

The new Student Success Center will replace the Honors Lounge and its adjacent spaces. Demolition will continue through spring

Surjaditya Sarkar | Mercury Staff

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The demolition of the Cecil and Ida Green Center began April 17 and will continue until the end of the spring semester.  

Originally known as the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society, the center was created in 1992 for speaker events and cross-disciplinary research in honor of UTD founder Cecil Green and his wife, philanthropist Ida Mabelle Green.  

Replacing the center, which most recently served as the home of the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College and suspended T-shirt display, will be a new 235,000 square-foot student union and Student Success Center. This four-story space will include a dedicated dance practice space, an outdoor amphitheater, new restaurants, a new gaming lounge, a 360-degree lecture hall, a 12,500 square-foot ballroom and a new home for the student memorial. It will also be the new home of the Student Success Center, the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Office of Graduate Education, the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Educational Technology Services. 


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