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Rebecca Port Faculty-Student Center

Port Center signThe Rebecca Port Faculty-Student Center occupies the first and second floors in the southwest corner of University Hall. A generous gift from campus benefactor Sid Port funded the recent renovation of this part of the building, and the Port Center opened in spring 2004.

UH walkway remnantThe original walkways that connected University Hall to other campus buildings passed through the second floor area, where a huge granite sign bears the name University Hall. A seating area at the west end occupies the stub of a walkway that once carried pedestrians down to ground level via a pair of circular ramps mimicking the nearby expressway interchange.

Walkway rampsThe principal points of entry from the walkways were at the second floor level in all the Netsch buildings. Even today, these areas are generally more finished and more attractive than the floor below.

UH ramp