New College celebrates grand opening of new coffee bar and study space

From WWSB Mysuncoast    September 6, 2018

New coffee bar at New College of Florida

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – New College of Florida students can now enjoy a new coffee bar, study space and hangout.

The college is celebrating the opening of its new ‘Library Commons’.

A grand opening reception will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6th.

The reception will celebrate the completion of a major renovation to the first floor of Jane Bancroft Cook Library, which is on the New College campus on Bay Shore Road.

The improvements include new furniture and a new layout to accommodate group study, private study and a lounge area.

But the centerpiece of the new Library Commons is a coffee shop, where students and staff can grab a free cup from 8:00-10:00 a.m., and 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

The College distributed 1,000 free coffee mugs to students at the start of the year, in hopes of reducing the use of disposable cups.


Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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