The finishing touches are being put on Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, a new academic building on the River Campus that will house the University’s programs in digital media studies and audio and music engineering. The building is scheduled to open Aug. 20, with a formal dedication planned during Meliora Weekend in October.
The three-story, 18,900-square-foot facility, will feature an engineering fabrication lab where students can build project prototypes, a multipurpose learning studio, group study areas, and exhibit space for students to display their projects.
The state-of-the-art facility is named for is named for University trustee and philanthropist Ronald Rettner who provided the lead gift for the building. Rettner Hall will contain sound and video recording studios, high-end computers, and 3-D printers, the latest manufacturing technique to convert digital design software into actual models.