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Welcome back to UMass to all our undergrad and grad students! And welcome to all incoming students of the class of 2021!

This fall semester marks our second term in the Design Building where we are roommates with the Departments of Architecture, and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. When you are starting the new semester, keep the following in mind:

  • Most of your BCT classes are in the Design Building with DB 162 being our main classroom. Check Spire for room numbers and give yourself some time to find the rooms. The Design Building is located between Morrill and the Studio Arts Building.
  • Undergrads have card access to the Design Building entrances and the DB 260 computer room. Just use your U-card after hours.
  • BCT faculty and the program director are on the third floor of the Design Building. Just remember: “All the way up the great stair and then to the left.” That’s where you will find us.
  • BCT undergrads have a beautiful lounge area on the second floor overlooking the atrium (right next to the Trimble Technology Lab). That’s where the mailboxes and BCT bulletin board are and where you can hang out anytime you like.
  • BCT grad students are located in room 158 on the first floor.
  • There are many cool spaces in the Design Building that are yours to discover. Check these out: The “Post and Bean” Illy café (1st floor next to West entrance – almost done!), labs and shops (1st floor), computer lab (DB 260), open computer lab (DB 235), roof garden (3rd floor).
The cafe is almost done!

Also, save the date: To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, we are having a pizza party with everyone from BCT, LARP, and Architecture on Wednesday, 9/6/2017 4pm – 5pm in the main atrium space. Drop by and say hi!