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[Photo Story] Take A Tour Of The New Bellisario Media Center

The wait is finally over, folks.

Following a few years of construction, Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications has welcomed students into its new Bellisario Media Center — a $48 million expansion and renovation to the Willard Building that houses creative spaces for nearly every media organization on campus.

With classes already underway, the center is finally welcoming students inside. Take a tour of the new space through our lenses to see what the college has cooked up.

“Wow”s and “oooooh”s could be heard from students entering the media center for the first time. Its main area is a great place for studying or collaborating on projects.

Within the media center are multiple different types of studios for classes and personal use. You’ll also find a huge set of stairs to sit on if the ones in the HUB are a little too crowded.

Of course, the media center is complete with recording studios for students, too. Groups like Centre County Report and 46Live now have permanent homes in Willard that let them work on campus without needing to shuttle over to Innovation Park.

New research labs and studios aim to give students hands-on experiences right in the heart of campus.

There are also plenty of computer labs ready for photo editing and more.

Communications students will find some of their classes hosted within the center. The facility was already teeming with life just a few days into the semester.

There are plenty of quiet corners to grind out some assignments, too.

What are you waiting for? Go check out Willard’s new digs yourself. It’s located right across from Carnegie and West Halls.

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About the Author

Teagan Staudenmeier

Teagan is a senior majoring in photojournalism and is one of Onward State's photographers. She is from Wilkes-Barre, PA, but is a Canadian at heart. On campus, she is involved in Photo Club and is an Aurora outdoor orientation leader. For more fun content, follow her on Twitter: @Teag_42.

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