Downtown Orlando Campus Opens to Students Tuesday

May. 27, 2016

Downtown Orlando Campus Opens to Students Tuesday
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ORLANDO – Students taking summer courses at Webster University will be the first to see the new downtown Orlando location. The new space replaces Webster University’s previous two locations in the city. It opens for the first time Tuesday for classes.

A grand-opening celebration is tentatively planned for August. The community will be invited to see the space during that event and learn about Webster University programs.

“This centrally-located space offers modern classrooms, more computer labs and easy access to the downtown area,” said Nicolas Spina, regional director of Florida operations and director of the Orlando campuses for Webster. “This space will be conducive to learning and collaboration among our students, faculty and the community at large. We are thrilled to be in the downtown area.”

The new site – 501 W. Church St. – is across the street from the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic basketball team, within walking distance from many major downtown corporations and only blocks away from the proposed Creative Village educational hub.

The new space is about 37,000 square feet. The space has 11 state-of-the-art classrooms, 2 computer labs, 2 conference rooms with breakout spaces, 10 offices and video conferencing capabilities for WebNet+ classes.

It also has space for a Cyber Security Incubator, which is in the planning stages. When completed, the incubator will allow students and faculty in Webster’s Cyber Security Program to work with area businesses and non-profit organizations to identify existing and emerging security issues and collaborate on how to collectively secure computer networks, protect consumer data and share information on how to be a better protector of information. Other potential uses for the space also are under consideration.

Webster University has had a presence in the Orlando region for 25 years. It began searching for a new space last year when it became clear more classroom space and more modern facilities were needed. For more information about Webster University, including a list of programs offered in the Orlando area, visit http://www.webster.edu/orlando/.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with almost 20,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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