Below are Frequently Asked Questions about the relocation of the College of Science and Mathematics to the Health Sciences Campus. If you have a question that is not answered below, please submit your question. This page will be updated as construction progresses.


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General Information

Final completion of construction is anticipated for July 11, 2021.

Move-in will begin in July 2021 and is expected to be complete in early August 2021. 

Commencement of operations in the new building is planned for the beginning of fall semester 2021.

  • 22 teaching labs
  • Support space for teaching labs
  • Faculty offices
  • Administrative suite
  • Student study spaces
  • Student meeting rooms
  • Printer stations
  • A tutorial room
  • Research laboratories and associated support spaces (pending completion of fourth floor)
  • Conference rooms
  • Faculty and staff break rooms/kitchenettes
  • Vending area
  • Lactation room (for nursing mothers)

A formal name for the building has yet to be assigned. Currently, it is referred to as the Science and Mathematics Building.

The Science and Mathematics Building will have the building code GE. Building codes are established by the Facilities group at Augusta University and are used to identify buildings on maps of the Health Sciences Campus (HSC). On the Health Sciences Campus, the first letter indicates the area of the campus and the second letter indicates a building within that area. For example, the building code for the Harrison Education Commons is GB.

Design and construction process for the fourth floor is expected to begin during the spring of 2021, with completion expected sometime during 2022.

While specifics are not yet available, the priority use for space on the fourth floor is for research laboratories and research support spaces.

Access to the building during normal operation hours will not require badge access. Access outside of those hours will be restricted to designated employees and students with a JagID badge authorizing access.

Access to individual offices and teaching laboratories will require a key, or in some instances, an ID badge authorizing access.

No. College of Science and Mathematics faculty, staff, and students will have access to non-reserved spaces in the following permit parking decks and lots:

  • Deck CP (Goss Lane Parking Deck)
  • Deck CT (R.A. Dent Street Parking Deck)
  • Lot 35 (Laney-Walker Boulevard behind Circle K)
  • Lot 69 (Laney-Walker Boulevard at Chafee Avenue) and
  • Lot 70 (Laney-Walker Boulevard near Druid Park Avenue roundabout).
  • Lot 61 (Laney-Walker High School stadium lot; Laney-Walker Boulevard at Blount Avenue on east side of R.A. Dent RR tracks)

Students who have classes on both the Health Sciences Campus and the Summerville Campus will have the option of parking at the Summerville Campus and using the Blue Route shuttle to travel between campuses.

 

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Food and beverage options include:

  • Atrium Dining Hall in the Student Center
  • Hot meals
  • Simply to Go
  • Starbucks
  • Harrison Education Commons
  • Einstein Brothers Bagels (anticipated to be available by fall ’21)
  • McDonald’s (Children’s Hospital, 1st floor)
  • Subway on Harper Street
  • Terrace Dining, inside AU Medical Center, 2nd floor (Use Entrance A nearest Professional Building 1)
  • JagStop, AU Medical Center, 1st floor, inside Entrance B
  • Coffee Cart (Health Sciences Building)

Vending (Science and Mathematics Building, 1st floor)

Use the Blue Route.

  • Eastbound Blue Route shuttles traveling from the Summerville Campus (SVC) to the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) depart from University Hall near the fountain about every 10 minutes, with drop-off outside the Student Center on Laney-Walker Boulevard approximately 10 minutes later.

Westbound Blue Route shuttles traveling from the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) to the Summerville Campus (SVC) depart from the opposite side of Laney-Walker at the bus shelter outside Pavilion I building about every 10 minutes, with drop-off outside the Allgood/Science Hall side of the Summerville Campus about 10 minutes later.

Yes, at all times.

Science and mathematics classes are scheduled in the following buildings on the HSC:

  • AB—Greenblatt Library
  • BC—Lee Auditoria Center
  • CB—Sanders Research and Education Building
  • CJ—Pavilion III
  • CL—Hamilton Wing (of the Sanders Building)
  • EC—Health Sciences Building
  • GB—Harrison Education Commons
  • GE—Science and Mathematics Building

View a map of the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) highlighting points of interest to CSM students, staff, and faculty who want to become familiar with HSC classroom buildings, dining opportunities, Student Wellness Center, Student Health Clinic in Pavilion II, permit parking lots, and shuttle stops.

Health Sciences Campus Map

No, definitely not. Too much class time would be missed, and faculty will not permit it. Faculty expect students to be in class for the full class period.

  • In making your schedule, it’s important to leave an EMPTY CLASS PERIOD between courses located on DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

Yes. Student study spaces in the Science and Mathematics Building are available on the first three floors. They include open areas with chairs and tables for studying. There are also enclosed student meeting rooms with tables, chairs, and white boards for group study. These rooms can be reserved an hour at a time. There is a large tutorial room on the first floor where at scheduled times student peer tutors will be available to help students with their studies. At other times, this room may be used for students to gather for the purposes of studying. 

In the Greenblatt Library, there are open study spaces and enclosed study rooms which can be reserved for group study. The Student Center, located a short distance from the Science and Mathematics Building, has areas that can be used to socialize or study. 

In addition, a new green space with outdoor seating and gathering spaces is being created in front of the Science and Mathematics Building. Weather permitting, students are invited to use these areas to socialize or study.

Yes. The student parking fee provides access to park in spaces at any non-reserved Augusta University permit parking lots, unless the lot or space signage indicates otherwise. (For example, students are not permitted to park in patient lots, in reserved spaces or in AU Health-designated lots.) Please check the permit parking lots available to students, faculty, and staff on this map before you drive to campus. Be aware that these lots fill very early on weekdays.

First, be aware that parking lots on the Health Sciences Campus fill very early on weekday mornings. Commuter students with classes at both campuses are encouraged to park at the Summerville Campus and catch the Blue Route shuttle near the fountain at University Hall for transportation to the Science and Mathematics Building. (See question #2 for where to catch shuttle for return trip to Summerville.)

If you do decide to park on the Health Sciences Campus on weekdays, plan to arrive very early. Students are not permitted to park in patient lots, in reserved spaces, or in AU Health-designated lots. Please check the official parking maps before you drive to campus. This map is the best tool for identifying parking lots on the Health Sciences Campus that are approved for student, faculty, and staff registered to park on campus.

Students, faculty, and staff have equal access to all non-reserved “permit” parking spaces. Non-reserved parking for students, faculty, and staff is marked with a green P symboland a red boundary.

Parking most likely available for students, faculty, and staff early in the day will be located in:

  • Deck CP (Goss Lane Parking Deck)
  • Deck CT (R.A. Dent Street Parking Deck)
  • Lot 35 (Laney-Walker Boulevard behind Circle K)
  • Lot 69 (Laney-Walker Boulevard at Chafee Avenue) and
  • Lot 70 (Laney-Walker Boulevard near Druid Park Avenue roundabout).
  • Lot 61 (Laney-Walker High School stadium lot; Laney-Walker Boulevard at Blount Avenue on east side of R.A. Dent RR tracks)

Parking Late in the Day

Non-reserved parking space on the Health Sciences Campus tends to open up after 4:30 p.m. If you have a late afternoon class or lab, you may find parking available in the lots listed above. (Reserved parking spaces may also be utilized during these evening hours if they are unoccupied.)

Lots 35, 61, 69, & 70 are lighted, have cameras which feed to AU Police, and have marked JagSafe walking paths (also lighted) to campus. These areas have a security patrol officer assigned to them from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and AU Police (706-721-2911) will provide courtesy assistance as needed. All campus users are encouraged to download the RAVE guardian app for a direct link to AU Police.

ADA Parking Access

Students with a state-issued ADA license plate may park in any ADA-designated space. There are 10 ADA-spaces in Lot 8 near the Science and Mathematics Building and additional spaces are located at the Harrison Education Commons. There are also ADA spaces in Lot 35 with a Blue Route Shuttle Stop a short distance away at Chafee Avenue and Laney Walker. View the map.

In cases where a temporary injury like a broken ankle presents a parking challenge for a student, the Parking Office will coordinate with the Testing and Disability Office to coordinate a solution. Any student with a short-term need should call the Parking Office at 706-721-PARK (7275) to start the process.

Federal guidelines do not permit use of ADA spaces for those without an ADA placard/plate.

No. Science and mathematics courses will be taught on both the Health Sciences Campus and the Summerville Campus.

Important! When planning your schedule for fall semester, pay close attention to the CAMPUS LOCATION for each course listed in the Schedule of Classes.

  • Health Sciences Campus
  • Summerville Campus
  • Forest Hills Campus
  • Riverfront Campus

Be careful to avoid scheduling back-to-back classes on different campuses.

  • In making your schedule, it’s important to leave an EMPTY CLASS PERIOD between courses located on DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

While most College of Science and Mathematics faculty will move to the Science and Mathematics Building on the Health Sciences Campus, some will remain on the Summerville Campus in Science Hall.

See each instructor’s syllabus for their office location and contact information. Both the Science and Mathematics Building on the Health Sciences Campus and Science Hall on the Summerville Campus have directional signs to help with wayfinding.

 

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Food and beverage options include:

  • Atrium Dining Hall in the Student Center
  • Hot meals
  • Simply to Go
  • Starbucks
  • Harrison Education Commons
  • Einstein Brothers Bagels (anticipated to be available by fall ’21)
  • McDonald’s (Children’s Hospital, 1st floor)
  • Subway on Harper Street
  • Terrace Dining, inside AU Medical Center, 2nd floor (Use Entrance A nearest Professional Building 1)
  • JagStop, AU Medical Center, 1st floor, inside Entrance B
  • Coffee Cart (Health Sciences Building)
  • Vending (Science and Mathematics Building, 1st floor)
  • Science and Mathematics Building (1st, 2nd and 3rd floor break rooms, each equipped with refrigerator and microwave)

Yes.

Use the Blue Route.

  • Eastbound Blue Route shuttles traveling from the Summerville Campus (SVC) to the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) depart from University Hall near the fountain about every 10 minutes, with drop-off outside the Student Wellness Center on Laney-Walker Boulevard approximately 10 minutes later.
  • Westbound Blue Route shuttles traveling from the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) to the Summerville Campus (SVC) depart from the opposite side of Laney-Walker at the bus shelter outside Pavilion I building about every 10 minutes, with drop-off outside the Allgood/Science Hall side of the Summerville Campus about 10 minutes later.

Real-Time Shuttle Tracking: The best way to utilize the shuttle system is to download the PassioGO app and track shuttles in real-time from your smart phone. Learn more information on PassioGo and basic shuttle route information.

Students, faculty and staff have equal access to all permit parking lots (non-reserved parking spaces) on the Health Science Campus (HSC). Be aware that these lots fill quickly in the morning. 

This map is the best tool for locating permit parking lots on the Health Sciences Campus. Permit parking lots for faculty, staff, and students are marked with a green P symbol and a red boundary. 

Parking most likely available for College of Science and Mathematics students, faculty, and staff early in the day will be in

  • Deck CP (Goss Lane Parking Deck)
  • Deck CT (R.A. Dent Street Parking Deck)
  • Lot 35 (Laney-Walker Boulevard behind Circle K)
  • Lot 69 (Laney-Walker Boulevard at Chafee Avenue) and
  • Lot 70 (Laney-Walker Boulevard near Druid Park Avenue roundabout).
  • Lot 61 (Laney-Walker High School stadium lot; Laney-Walker Boulevard at Blount Avenue on east side of R.A. Dent RR tracks)

As an alternative to parking on the Health Sciences Campus, students, faculty, and staff may choose to park on the Summerville Campus and catch the Blue Route shuttle near the fountain at University Hall for transportation to the Science and Mathematics Building. (See question #2 for where to catch shuttle for return trip to Summerville.)

Additional details are provided below.  

For those who arrive at the Health Sciences Campus before 8 a.m., parking may be available in the upper levels of Goss Lane Deck (CP), and the RA Dent Deck (CT). These two structures provide the closest non-reserved parking available for the Science and Mathematics Building. There are approximately 400 non-reserved spaces in these decks.

Those arriving after 8 a.m. are not likely to find parking in the Goss Lane Parking Deck (CP) or the R.A. Dent Parking Deck (CT). The next closest parking will be in Lot 35, Lot 69, or Lot 70 – all are located on Laney Walker just west of 15th Street near Paine College. There are a combined 500 spaces available. Be aware that these lots are the most common parking locations for students, faculty, and staff who work at the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) and Professional Building 1. The walk time from these lots across 15th St. to the Science and Mathematics Building is less than 10 minutes. A crossing guard is stationed at the traffic light at peak times and there is a designated crosswalk and push-button signals. There is a Blue Routeshuttle stop/pick-up next to Lot 69 at Laney-Walker and Chafee Avenue that goes directly to the Student Wellness Center, which is very close to the Science and Mathematics Building. 

Faculty may also consider Lot 61 at Laney High School Stadium on Laney Walker at Blount Avenue. There are 240 spaces at Lot 61. This lot is serviced by the Gold Routeshuttle which drops off behind the Harrison Education Commons and in front of the Dental College. Both these stops are in close proximity to the Science and Mathematics Building. The Gold Route shuttle also picks up picks up passengers at the same shuttle stops and drops off at Lot 61. This lot is also serviced by the westward bound Blue Route shuttle and drops off on Laney Walker at the Georgia Cancer Center stop and Pavilion I bus shelter across from the Student Wellness Center.

Lot 14 near the Health Sciences Building may also be a viable option, as it is a 5-7 minute walk to the Science and Mathematics Building, but it tends to fill very quickly in the morning with faculty and staff working at the Health Sciences Building and in the research corridor along Laney-Walker.  

Commuter students with classes at both campuses will be encouraged to park at Summerville and ride the shuttle to the Health Sciences Campus for access to the Science and Mathematics Building.

Parking Late in the Day

Non-reserved parking space on the Health Science Campus tends to open up after 4:30 p.m. If you have a late afternoon class or lab, you may find parking available in the lots listed above. (Reserved parking spaces may also be utilized during these evening hours if they are unoccupied.)

Lots 35, 61, 69, & 70 are lighted, have cameras which feed to AU Police, and have marked JagSafe walking paths (also lighted) to campus. These areas have a security patrol officer assigned to them from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and AU Police (706-721-2911) will provide courtesy assistance as needed. All campus users are encouraged to download the RAVE guardian app for a direct link to AU Police.

Disability Parking

Faculty and staff with a state-issued ADA license plate may park in any ADA-designated space. There are 10 non-reserved ADA-spaces in Lot 8 

near the Science and Mathematics Building and additional ADA spaces are located at the Harrison Education Commons. There are also ADA spaces in Lot 35 with a Blue Route Shuttle Stop a short distance away at Chafee Avenue and Laney Walker. View map.

In cases where a temporary injury like a broken ankle presents a parking challenge for a faculty or staff member, the Parking Office will coordinate with Human Resources to coordinate a solution. Any faculty or staff member with a short-term need should call the Parking Office at 706-721-PARK (7275) to start the process.

Federal guidelines do not permit use of ADA spaces for those without an ADA placard/plate.

Reserved AU Health Parking

Augusta University Health System (AUHS) parking lots are labeled on the main Health Sciences Campus map with a yellow P symbol and yellow boundary. AU students, faculty, and staff are not permitted to use the AUHS lots. Likewise, Health System employees are not permitted to use university lots. Patient parking is assigned to specific lots, and patients are not permitted to park in non-reserved spaces. All reserved spaces are marked accordingly. If a space is not marked, it is considered non-reserved.  

Anyone with a state-issued ADA permit is eligible for a reserved parking spot. Regulations pertaining to RESERVED lots/spaces restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or each day the institution is in operation. If you think you may be eligible for a RESERVED space and would like to upgrade, please contact the Parking Office at 721-PARK or ParkingOffice@augusta.edu.

Science and mathematics classes are scheduled in the following buildings on the HSC:

  • AB—Greenblatt Library
  • BC—Lee Auditoria Center
  • CB—Sanders Research and Education Building
  • CJ—Pavilion III
  • CL—Hamilton Wing (of Sanders Building)
  • EC—Health Sciences Building
  • GB—Harrison Education Commons
  • GE—Science and Mathematics Building

View the map of the Health Sciences Campus highlighting points of interest to College of Science and Mathematics students, staff, and faculty who want to become familiar with HSC classroom buildings, dining opportunities, the Student Wellness Center, Student Health Clinic (in Pavilion II), permit parking lots, and shuttle stops.

Faculty will be responsible for packing their offices. Packing supplies and labeling instructions will be provided. However, a professional moving company will pick up all of the packed items and take them to designated locations inside the Science and Mathematics Building.

Faculty will be responsible for unpacking their offices.

The labs will be packed and moved by professional movers. The company to be used is still to be determined. Some equipment will require specialized movers or the company that the equipment was purchased from to prepare it for the move, then re-install and calibrate the equipment to get it set up in the new building. Which labs/equipment are to be moved by the moving company and which labs/equipment are to be moved by specialized movers is currently being determined. For specifics, the best source of information is the appropriate department chair.

The main entrances to the building will be unlocked during normal university operating hours. 

All entrances have card readers. Faculty will have access to the building at all times by using their badges in the card readers. 

Faculty will have keys to their offices. The keying of labs will be similar to the way labs in Science Hall on the Summerville Campus are keyed. Most doors to labs will be key-access. Many prep rooms will have card-reader access.