Upcoming Events Celebrating the Undergraduate Learning Center
|August 12||Andrews employees will gather in Buller Hall for the first time for some of the annual Fall Fellowship activities|
|August 22||First day of classes in Buller Hall and newly-renovated Nethery Hall|
|August 25||Celebration refreshments for students on the patio between Buller and Nethery Halls, immediately following the annual University Dedication Convocation|
|September 30||Grand Opening events for the entire Undergraduate Learning Center, as part of Alumni Homecoming Weekend (all alumni, employees and students are invited)|
In 1901 young Adventist pioneers started an educational experiment in Berrien Springs, breaking the mold of classical learning that took place at Battle Creek College for 25 years.
Fifty years ago the General Conference voted to develop a comprehensive university for the world church here in Berrien Springs, precisely because of the strength and longevity of the undergraduate program here. The world church has consistently looked to Andrews to find new educational solutions responsive to a growing and changing church, and a global community.
Strengthening the undergraduate experience at Andrews University is the best investment we can make as we confidently respond to the needs of Adventist education. A strong undergraduate experience is the heart and foundation of Andrews University.
Ordinarily, academic buildings are defined by academic disciplines. But this new Undergraduate Learning Center is about an academic experience.
The new Undergraduate Learning Center, including Buller Hall and the first phase of renovations of Nethery Hall, is an exciting wraparound for a revitalized undergraduate learning experience. The Center will be an intersection of ideas, minds and experiences that provides exceptional general education. With components of global learning, refreshed commitment to the essentials of an Andrews education, and spaces designed to inspire further collaboration between faculty and students on nationally-recognized research, the learning that takes place here will uniquely inspire and prepare Andrews University students to serve the needs of a complex world. For the first time our campus will have centralized spaces for the essential undergraduate curriculum.
Progress to date
How does it affect me?
Q: What is the expected completion date of the project?
A: The Undergraduate Learning Center will be fully occupied when classes start in fall 2011.
Q: Why is the one building named Buller Hall?
A: A leadership gift for a major portion of construction of Buller Hall was given by Allan and Mildred Buller, both 1941 alumni of Emmanuel Missionary College. Learn more details about their dedication to Andrews University elsewhere on this site.