The new University Center of Lake County facility in Grayslake officially opened for classes on October 3, 2005.
The building was dedicated on October 28, 2005. First Lady Patti Blagojevich joined the University Center Governing Board in cutting the ribbon.
This three-story building includes 27 classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, computer labs, and several interactive video classrooms. It also includes a cafe and an electronic library. A conference wing includes a 100 seat lecture hall with interactive video capabilities, a multi-purpose room that can be subdivided into three classrooms adjacent to a catering kitchen, and and executive conference room.
In March of 2006, the University Center of Lake County received the Thomas H. Madigan Award for Outstanding New Construction.
In April of 2007, the University Center was honored with a “Gold Award” from the Illinois/Indiana Masonry Council’s Excellence in Masonry competition. This was one of only two such awards given to a pool of 100 candidates.
In the Spring of 2004, the University Center opened its permanent Waukegan facility at 1 N. Genesee, Suite 300.
This space includes seven classrooms, all of which can provide internet access and one of which will become a computer lab. Another will become an interactive video classroom. The University Center at Waukegan also includes administrative offices and a kitchenette and houses the Educators’ Center of Lake County. Available academic technology includes TV/VCR/DVD setups, overhead projectors, a computer/LCD projector on a cart.