Overhead veiw from second floor of lounge seating that speMore than 1,000 people took advantage of free sample classes, guided tours, music and great food as Eastern Iowa Community Colleges officially opened the doors of the new Scott Community College Urban Campus in downtown Davenport in early June. Visitors had the chance to explore classrooms, labs, offices and hip, comfy common areas – all while learning more about college programs.

Blue Room on the second floor of the connector buidling

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Don Doucette, Chancellor. “We’re proud to be part of a growing and vital downtown area and looking forward to filling the buildings with students.”

The project re-purposed two existing downtown office facilities into a modern college campus, creating a learning environment to help meet the needs of traditional students pursuing an Associate’s Degree and students seeking out specific job skills. Featuring labs for everything from Virtual and Augmented Reality to Nursing and EMS, the classroom spaces are bright and include the latest technology.

New science lab classroom

Spaces for community learning and gathering were also created, including Coffee Envie, a new spot downtown to get a fresh cup of coffee and bite to eat. Summer classes are currently underway and the fall schedule starts on August 20.

For more photos and information on the Urban Campus, visit eicc.edu/urbancampus

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