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HUB Lawn Restored, Set To Reopen For Public Access In The Fall

The HUB Lawn became an iconic staple of Penn State during its heyday, offering students a comfortable, scenic place to relax, converge, and complete schoolwork. However, the lawn’s tranquility and beauty were replaced by machines and a temporary bookstore after the HUB-Robeson Center renovation project began in June 2013, and the iconic HUB Lawn entered its two-year long hiatus.

Since construction wrapped up earlier this year, the HUB lawn is in the beginning stages of returning to its former glory. The brown dirt formerly infested with construction equipment is now littered with grass seed, meaning it should be completely restored by the time classes resume in the fall. incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors — like myself — will now be able to experience the HUB Lawn and all that it entails, instead of passing by a giant, fenced eyesore en route to class.

To compare, here is what the HUB Lawn looked like for the past two years:

Hub Lawn Construction

Here is what it now looks like:

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As you can tell, the lawn is well on its way to returning to full strength. The grass seed is currently being watered and treated, and once it grows, students will be able to freely use the HUB Lawn, just as students did in past years.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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