The Garden Study Room
At Cap and Gown Homecoming on November 11, 2017, Tom Fleming, our Graduate Board Chair, announced the approval of one last major building project for Cap and Gown – a Garden Study Room along the Roper Lane side of the club.
The Garden Study Room will be a beautiful addition with sliding glass walls that call be fully opened on warm days, and a gas fireplace for warmth and atmosphere in the winter. The students are very enthusiastic about the plans. The addition will be used for expanded dining for our biggest events – House Parties, Winter Formals, Reunions/Graduation. We currently rent large tents to expand our capacity for these events at a cost of more than $30,000 a year. Our expanded capacity will increase rental income for weddings and other special events. We will be expanding our space below-ground as well, to comply with more stringent fire codes, and also to create a Dennis Normile Staff Room dedicated to our incomparable club manager for the past 38 years and our dedicated staff.
To learn more about this exciting project – the rationale, the plans, the timing, and naming opportunities – go to the Cap and Gown Garden Study Room.
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